YieldManager® is a customizable yield-management software system that helps integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers achieve and maintain high yields by allowing engineers to collect, correlate, analyze and share critical data. Data types include defect, review, bin sort, bitmap, parametric, MES and final test. YieldManager combines high-level correlations of disparate data sources with the rapid drill-down of data scope to expedite root cause identification, saving engineering time and focusing resources. Utilizing a unified database, YieldManager eliminates the need to maintain multiple client-server applications throughout the fab. This reduces the cost of, and simplifies, the IT infrastructure by providing a single, robust and industry-proven solution for the entire wafer fab.