Hosted Session: Smart Manufacturing at SEMI: Standards and More
Smart Manufacturing at SEMI: Standards and More
The semiconductor industry has long led the way in Smart Manufacturing, with modern fabs gathering constant streams of data from hundreds of detectors, enabling real-time optimization of manufacturing processes to improve yield and mitigate abnormalities, enhancing yield and productivity by reducing cost and cycle time. Smaller feature sizes and more restrictive tolerances have intensified the need for greater visibility into the entire manufacturing process, and fab manufacturing information (such as equipment health and performance and process monitoring) must be collected in increasingly greater amounts than ever before.
The SEMI SMART Manufacturing Initiative promotes awareness, interest, discussion, and problem solving through collaborative effort and discussion. Activities are focused on building out core capabilities to enable Smart Manufacturing across the microelectronics supply chain. Regional chapters in the Americas, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan meet regularly to facilitate discussion and problem solving around challenges and issues impacting the initiative. These efforts also support the implementation and development of globally recognized SEMI Standards.
From SECS/GEM to Interface A, SEMI Standards are the foundation for modern-day Smart Manufacturing. As the industry moves into an era where the manufacturing supply chain becomes more complex, SEMI Standards Committees continue to develop solutions to connect diverse segments (wafer-processing, packaging & test, outsourced manufacturing and assembly, surface mount, PCB assembly and EMS) within a single "digital thread".
This session will provide an update on current Smart Manufacturing Standards activity in the SEMI Standards Program as well as collaborative efforts underway in the SEMI Smart Manufacturing initiative.