In semiconductors, smart manufacturing not only connects devices in the fab, it also improves the process from concept and design throughout manufacturing and service.
Fremont, CA: The growing complex market demands are pushing the semiconductor fabs to find different opportunities to enhance manufacturing versatility, profitability, and time to market. Businesses are coupling product design and testing with manufacturing to enhance the product and the process n a closed-loop feedback cycle.
Thanks to digitalization, a business can reduce cycle time and cost, optimize yield, and promote creativity and innovation. It helps solve the challenges of coordinating and scaling in the organization and value chains.
Smart manufacturing provides higher and reliable information flow in the fab and between all players from design to distribution. In semiconductors, smart manufacturing not only connects devices in the fab, it also improves the process from concept and design throughout manufacturing and service.
To conceptualize smart fab, manufacturers need a collaborative platform with digital twins to combine product information, decisions, and history in a structured and integrated method that grasps the product innovation and knowledge across its lifecycle. Known as the digital thread, it allows traceability throughout the innovation period and makes it easy to reuse the design during downstream operations that save time and optimize quality. The components of a smart fab should be customizable to modify according to the demands of any organization to boost business transformation.
Semiconductor fabs have various abilities that are always evolving in smart manufacturing. It needs a stimulus to allow and advance the digital transformation. Although the sector faces some challenges, it is continuously creating solutions for all components of a smart fab, from the digital twin that uses IoT in the factory and design data to a versatile platform and a shared ecosystem that brings together buyers, developers, designers, production houses, and more. Working with experienced and committed industry partners will enable a smart fab to achieve profit and innovation.