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May 03, 2010

Critical Manufacturing’s cmNAVIGO performs MES migration of Orient Semiconductor Electronic’s Kaohsiung Semiconductor plant

Kaohsiung , Taiwan, Oporto, Portugal, 3rd May 2010 – Critical Manufacturing, an enterprise which creates leading edge software solutions for the high-tech manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors, and Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) Ltd, one of the world's leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies, have signed a license agreement, for replacing the existing Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at their Kaohsiung plant by cmNAVIGO.

“We have selected Critical Manufacturing’s cmNAVIGO, as it perfectly supports our migration needs from an architecture, system-transformation and functionality perspectives”, said Daniel Wang, CIO of OSE Ltd.“We selected cmNAVIGO because it clearly has the customer needs in mind, being a highly flexible and customizable solution which also has a full suite of functions for semiconductor backend, such as SPC and Manufacturing Intelligence”.

“The migration of legacy MES is becoming critically important to semiconductor manufacturers” explained Reiner Missale, Critical Manufacturing’s CEO.“Legacy MES systems are becoming less supportable, while at the same time, demands are accumulating to respond to increased productivity requirements, logistics integration, and end-customer demands. The migration of traditional and homegrown Manufacturing Execution Systems to a new generation MES, provides the opportunity to close this accumulating efficiency gap. Due to its state-of-the-art technology and architecture, cmNAVIGO’s adoption makes the migration of semiconductor factories realistic and commercially viable”.

cmNavigo is a Next Generation Software for Manufacturing Operations Management, adding unique value to manufacturing business, with:

  • Advanced Modeling for Semiconductor, Solar and Electronics
  • Compelling User experience, through a unique Microsoft Silverlight based Graphical User Interface
  • Unprecedented Production Line visibility, with full online traceability over all complex operations and integrated analytics
  • Powerful object, interface and workflow extensibility
  • Seamless integration with other enterprise or manufacturing applicationsFlexible multi-site integration and migration capabilities


Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of international renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for the advanced manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Annual growth has been sustained at 50% per year on average since its foundation, operating a CMMI Level 5 and ISO9001 Quality System. Critical Manufacturing is based on an experienced services team coming from Critical Group, and established a product team of individuals with more than 10 years experience in high-tech manufacturing. The company comprises over 80 people, with its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany. For more information, visit or contact us at [email protected].

ABOUT About OSE Ltd.

OSE is one of the world's fastest-growing electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers. It is one of the few world's leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers specialized in high-mix manufacturing. OSE offers electronics manufacturing services in US, Taiwan and China. OSE is a leading IC packaging and testing services provider and a leading Flash Memory Card Manufacturer. For more information, visit

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