Data collection and analytics are key to navigating today’s supply chain challenges and market demands. The increasing complexity of electronic products manufactured today, coupled with higher demands on quality and reliability, makes this now a requirement to be competitive. Often termed Factory Digitization, it is being enabled by modern solutions such as Manufacturing Execution Systems, using web scale technologies that require lower support costs, provide plug-n-play type data connectivity, rapid adoption, enabling enterprises to be nimble and adaptable amidst growing industry complexity. Factory digitization results in highly contextual data, and this is what is unleashing the next manufacturing innovation wave of applied AI/ML, currently making its way through semiconductor fabrication, backend assembly, and testing. And now penetrating SMT. This presentation will cover key points of how Factory Digitization is being adopted, overcoming the barriers and risks to implementing a digital transformation, and how it is delivering massive competitive advantages to manufacturers that adopt it. Actual case studies from Semiconductor and Silicon Photonics through SMT will be covered in this discourse.
CEO + Founder of Intraratio Corporation, a software company, serving the high tech electronics manufacturing market. With a B.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, he brings over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.