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Having a more automated semiconductor manufacturing operation begins with a modern MES at the core of a digital transformation.
Silicon Semiconductor Technical Editor Mark Andrews spoke with Tom Bednarz to learn how Critical Manufacturing redefines semiconductor MES.
Research Fab Microelectronics Germany has bought together 13 research institutes and given them the advantages of a centralized organization. To further cooperation and accelerated learning among its institutes, FMD decided to source a common Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to operate across its multiple sites.
In processes where total FAB cycle time is 130 days but should be 80 days there is something wrong. The reason may be underutilization of process equipment, or other underlying challenges optimizing capacity. A modern MES platform helps reduce wait times across fabs. An MES can shorten cycle times without compromising the number of wafers started per day.
Why tool redundancy matters when it comes to improved cycle time, and how MES can help reduce CAPEX towards tool redundancy while maintaining the desired throughput.
Understanding the role of the modern MES platform in helping Semiconductor manufacturers adapt to the AaS paradigm.
When a send-ahead wafer is executed through the same MES which is responsible for the overall process execution, all the delays and lack of traceability disappear.
For any R&D lab, the priorities might differ, but the need to graduate from old, cumbersome and outdated systems is the same. Whether you are a semiconductor R&D facility or a high volume manufacturer, choose an MES that offers system scalability, data visibility, and advanced functionality.
Typically, semiconductor fabs have an array of IT applications covering WIP, track & trace, scheduling, maintenance, reporting and analytics. While this approach might have worked in the past, the high demand from the market subjected the industry to a great deal of pressure. Legacy MES needs to evolve from a traceability solution to a full-fledged platform supporting advanced scenarios in Semiconductor.