In May, 2002, Blonde Guy started working on the Mean Wafers Before
Failure system for a plasma etch processing machine. The program was
completed in September, 2002. The program was never deployed due to the
downturn in the Semiconductor industry.
In September 2002, Blonde Guy started working on exception
handlers for the programs that run on the plasma etch equipment.
The plasma etch machine uses three OS/2 machines. Two of them are
dedicated to running each processing chamber, and the last one runs the
user interface, the robot arm control and all other tasks.
The tools used to build
the plasma etch system are Borland C++ Builder for OS/2, version 2.0 and
IBM C++ Set v2.01 and the OS/2 Developer's Toolkit version 2.1. The
program is written in C++.
In addition to developing software for the semiconductor equipment,
Blonde Guy provides support for all aspects of OS/2, both on the target
equipment, and on the development computers.