Semiconductor Manufacturing

Customers are increasingly using semiconductor products to transform their products, production methods and business models and those who make these products must keep pace. Driven by the IoT revolution, 5G wireless, artificial intelligence (AI), automotive, and augmented reality (AR) both opportunities and pressures on semiconductor makers are growing.

Critical Manufacturing Augmented MES helps Semiconductor manufacturers constantly upgrade process capability and manage capacity and quality, while driving down cost.

Introduce new products

Adapt and Improve

Critical Manufacturing’s Augmented MES supports flawless NPI in ways other MES does not. Now, it goes beyond Recipe Management and PLM / Enterprise integration to include Experiments Management. This groundbreaking module integrates design of experiments (DoE) with execution and closed-loop feedback of experiment results. Integral to the MES, product and process engineers can collaborate on every aspect of a process: old, new or experiment.

Experiments Management, as well as a full suite of Quality Management modules support ongoing optimization. Change Management also enables rapid and consistent development and roll-out of needed process and workflow changes. Connect IoT, for equipment and automation integration also collects and puts all the automation data from the operation into context with full support for SECS/GEM and other interfaces.

Harmonize Operations Data

Support Employees

Companies can rapidly get a uniform view of performance and issues across plants using our FabLive Digital Twin. This 3D visual approach is also available for deep drill-down into information from any MES. Import existing equipment models and fab blueprints to rapidly build out visibility for sites using Critical Manufacturing Augmented MES or older legacy systems. Critical Manufacturing MES is scalable. It has been implemented in large and small organizations and sites. A greenfield points to implementation in less than two months, and large fabs and backends have also migrated to replace legacy systems.

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The semiconductor industry faces a shortage of skilled people. Augmented MES provides guidance and training through not only work instructions, reports, and dashboards, but also a factory Digital Twin. It allows the operations team to create and build GUIs and workflows themselves, to fully support their tasks. Beyond dashboards and advanced reports, BI Cards offer compact and clear views of KPIs and other key intelligence to ensure employees can act quickly. Augmented Reality (AR) can show any operator, equipment or product data from across the MES, superimposed over a live camera image on any smartphone, tablet or AR headset.

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Augmented MES for Semiconductor

Augmented MES for semiconductor must supplant older systems for companies to reliably meet these challenges. The systems needed to keep up with customers are not only comprehensive across track and trace, quality, automation, and factory management, but also labor and maintenance management. Beyond that, the MES needs to be modern, configurable and ready for new business models and technologies.

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Seize the benefits on your shop floor

As pioneers in MES, semiconductor customers often only know older systems. Augmented MES delivers many more benefits.

Rapid, confident decisions and action based on comprehensive integrated functionality

Visibility and deep understanding from clear GUIs with modern analytics behind them

Confidence to migrate to reduce risk from legacy MES with a semiconductor-expert team’s support

Agility to respond to market shifts, customer requests, and R&D with robust configuration and rollout capabilities

White Paper:

Guide to Successful MES Replacement. Migration Strategies Explained.

Cost, flexibility, efficiency, quality, innovation, response times… When any of these are unacceptable, it’s a sound reason to replace a legacy MES with a modern system.

Choosing the right migration strategy matters. Use this guide to understand all your options.


Case Study:

Real Time Fab Monitoring At A High Volume Semiconductor Back-End

Case Study

This Case study describes the Critical Manufacturing MES implementation process at one of the world's largest providers of semiconductor manufacturing assembly and test services facility, in one of the company’s sites in China.