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How Does Smart Manufacturing Benefit the Semiconductor Industry?

Smart manufacturing is gaining ground as a way of addressing increased market fragmentation for semiconductor companies. However, understanding how and where to implement smart manufacturing can be a daunting prospect. Please join us while we take a deeper dive into some specific use cases that play a critical role in bringing high-performance, reliable and cost-effective products to market faster.



Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 2 PM EST (11 AM PST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

The number is impressive! Twenty-six billion connected devices will exist by 2020, according to Gartner. The challenge is the cost of producing all these devices needs to fall to the point of being incidental during design and manufacturing. This is already having a real impact on the way businesses must adapt to grow and to survive these changes. Semiconductor companies are especially sensitive and as the first tier of supply to their market, they need to anticipate what the market will need way ahead of almost everyone else.

In addition to cost and time pressures, they are also having to shift focus from traditional verticals to compete across new and emerging verticals, like cloud-based computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and self-driving vehicles. The disruption to common practices and methodologies is a real game-changer, but along with the disruption comes new ideas, technologies, and even greater opportunity. Smart manufacturing is gaining ground as a way of addressing this increased market fragmentation for semiconductor companies. However, understanding how and where to implement smart manufacturing in the semiconductor industry can be a daunting prospect.

In this webinar, the fifth in our series "Digital Enterprises - for the Electronics and Semiconductor Industry," we'll look more closely at how measuring and evaluating the right metrics in manufacturing can uncover the root cause of defects, predict imminent failures and locate inefficiencies in processes. Continuous improvement is the goal of every business, and analytics-driven insights play a critical role in bringing high-performance, reliable and cost-effective products to market faster. Without it, it's anybody's guess where improvements are needed.

Please join us while we take a deeper dive into some of the new and fascinating technological advances that are transforming the semiconductor industry.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the benefits of transforming your company's journey into a digital enterprise one area at a time, by putting some basic ideas into context with the stages of ideation, realization, and utilization
  • Learn how the digital thread refers to the communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of the asset's data from requirements through design, connecting traditionally siloed areas in manufacturing and the field
  • Understand how you can leverage Digital Twin as the vehicle to realize Smart Manufacturing, allowing us to simulate the entire supply chain, from requirements collection and design to factory layout, capacity, scheduling, processing, manufacturing, and the field

Speakers

Fram Akiki, Vice President, Electronics & Semiconductor Industry, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.

Fram has over 30 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Siemens, Fram was an executive for 12 years with Qualcomm in their chipset division and 21 years with IBM in their microelectronics group. Fram holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.B.A. in International Business from The University of Vermont. He has authored a number of white papers, holds a patent on RFID/cellular connectivity for the IoT market and is an adjunct instructor at Clarkson University.

Tim Hewitt, Director for Semiconductor Industry Services, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.

Tim specializes in software deployments for factories in the semiconductor and high technology industries. Tim started his career with Fairchild Semiconductor in 1987, and had responsibility for manufacturing and factory automation systems with Fairchild and National Semiconductor for most of the next 18 years. In 2010, Tim moved to Penang, Malaysia where he had singular responsibility for manufacturing and factory automation systems for Fairchild's Asian assembly and test operations. Joining Camstar in 2015 after a successful deployment of Camstar MES at Fairchild, Tim continues to strive for manufacturing systems excellence in his current role for Siemens PLM.