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Selective Part Processing Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016546D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-27

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Sequential laminate processing of an array of parts within a larger form factor or panel typically results in inefficient utilization of tool capacity in that all parts, good or bad, are traditionally processed. Alternatively, selective processing of known good images/parts, as determine by lower level test or inspection processes, within a panel of parts allows for only the processing of only good images/parts. This in turn reduces part cost and capital equipment investment through more efficient tool utilization. In order to implement this technique, data for lower level build test and inspection is fed forward through a database, for a given panel, for data driven operations such as drill, test, and optical inspection. Only those parts deemed previously good receive additional value add from these operations.