Wafer output, yield, uptime, and most importantly safety are critical success factors of the semiconductor fab. Although the SubFab is recognised as a contributor to success, it is unlike the highly automated clean room: it is a harsh and complex environment where people interact closely with machines and processes.
Smart Manufacturing is seen as a way to improve effectiveness, but if the focus is too much on IOT technology, environments like the SubFab can’t support the success of the wider fab. Our approach is to reduce risk and uncertainty and create value by connecting machines, people and processes to fab objectives. This approach is what we call Operational Excellence.Learn more
Learn more about Edwards’ approach to enabling Smart Manufacturing in the SubFab
The environmental benefits from the circular economy are widely known, what is overlooked is the true business value of circularity.Read more
Identify the opportunities to improve yields, reduce downtime, avoid scrapped wafers, decrease maintenance costs and more.Read more
When you think about the future of manufacturing, what’s the first thing that pops to mind? What about the future of the SubFab? Or the future of the big industrial?Read more
Alan Ifould, summarises how Operational Excellence enables Safety in the SubFabWatch now