Inventive Thinking for Problem Solving in Materials Engineering

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Dr. Yuli Chakk

Dr. Yuli Chakk

Intel Electronics Ltd., Fab 28, Yield Department
Materials/Failure Analysis Labs

We often face problems and challenges related to different scientific, technological, and engineering needs that cannot be easily solved. In many cases our ability to develop innovative ideas and solve problems is chaotic, poorly manageable, and mostly based on trials and errors. This often results in frustrating outcome, severe loss of restricted resources and time. In this seminar, Inventive Thinking Paradigm and its techniques for systematic innovative and creative problem solving is presented. The paradigm utilizes and includes:

  1. Definition of a Problem and System;
  2. Examination of System Completeness;
  3. Problem formulation as a Contradiction;
  4. Formulation of Ideal Final Result (IFR), and finally, applying 40 Inventive Principles for resolving contradictions (repeatable thinking patterns enabling creative problem solving, – as developed by scientists, technologists and engineers and extracted from more than several million patents).

The approach turns innovation/problem solving chaos into a systematic and manageable process, generating new ideas and innovative solutions quickly and efficiently. The power and universality of the approach will be demonstrated by analysis of major revolutions in semiconductor industry and their scientific background, as phenomenologically reflected by Moore’s principle.