Smart Manufacturing Advances The Next Generation Of Semiconductor Chips


Semiconductor devices are ubiquitous in our everyday lives and foundational to today’s communication, education, manufacturing, health, and transportation industries. From the moment our phone’s alarm clock wakes us up to unwinding by streaming our favorite shows, it’s difficult to imagine modern life without the devices that semiconductors enable. To keep pace with performance and ... » read more

Requirements For The Efficient Implementation Of AI Solutions On Edge Devices


By André Schneider, Olaf Enge-Rosenblatt, and Björn Zeugmann In recent years, there has been a growing tendency to implement data-driven approaches for the continuous monitoring of industrial plants as part of digitalization and Industry 4.0 initiatives. The hope is to detect critical conditions at an early stage, minimize maintenance and downtimes, and continuously achieve high product qu... » read more

Need To Share Data Widens In IC Manufacturing


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss issues in smart manufacturing of chips, including data management and grounding, chiplets, and standards, with Mujtaba Hamid, general manager for product management for secure cloud environments at Microsoft; Vijaykishan Narayanan, vice president and general manager of India engineering and operations at proteanTecs; KT Moore,... » read more

Using Data More Effectively In Chip Manufacturing


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss smart manufacturing and how tools and AI can enable it for semiconductors, with Mujtaba Hamid, general manager for product management for secure cloud environments at Microsoft; Vijaykishan Narayanan, vice president and general manager of India engineering and operations at proteanTecs; KT Moore, vice president of corporate ma... » read more

Industry 4.0 Paradigms For Chip Workforce Development And Domestic Production: Using Automation And AR/VR


A technical paper titled “From Talent Shortage to Workforce Excellence in the CHIPS Act Era: Harnessing Industry 4.0 Paradigms for a Sustainable Future in Domestic Chip Production” was published by researchers at University of Florida Gainesville, ZEISS Microscopy, and US Partnership for Assured Electronics (USPAE). Abstract: "The CHIPS Act is driving the U.S. towards a self-sustainable f... » read more

Goals of Going Green


The chip industry is stepping up efforts to be seen as environmentally friendly, driven by growing pressure from customers and government regulations. Some manufacturers have been addressing sustainability challenges for more than a decade, but they are becoming more aggressive in their efforts, while others are joining them. A review of sustainability reports across the semiconductor indust... » read more

Smart Manufacturing Makes Gains In Chip Industry


Lights out manufacturing is gaining steam across the semiconductor industry, accelerating productivity, improving quality, and reducing costs and environment impact. These benefits are the result of years of strategic investments in technologies like machine-to-machine communication, data analytics, and robotics to achieve higher levels of autonomy. Semiconductor factories have long depen... » read more

Shaping Industry 4.0 By Empowering The Smart Factory


The goal of Industry 4.0 is to create autonomous production in which people, machines, systems, and products communicate with each other independently. The result are intelligent value chains and product life cycles that begin with development, continue through manufacturing, assembly, product delivery and maintenance, and finally end with recycling. In this way, not only production is contro... » read more

Connectivity Challenges In Industry 4.0


Industry 4.0 is characterized by interoperability (such as IIoT), information transparency (digital plant models: virtual copy of physical world), technical support (the ability of cyber-physical systems to support humans by executing various tasks), and decentralized decision-making. IIoT allows devices to be connected, creating a virtual copy of real-world data that allows operators to visual... » read more

Circuit Design For Industry 4.0


By Björn Zeugmann and Olaf Enge-Rosenblatt The digitalization of industry is progressing in leaps and bounds, albeit not at the same speed everywhere. In many industries, processes can be digitalized well to very well — for example, because electronic control systems can be retrofitted from analog to digital relatively easily. In some cases, new industries emerge only because processes ha... » read more

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