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WEBINAR: Smart Manufacturing


This webinar will show how successful subfab strategies are not grounded in the technology of Smart Manufacturing alone, but are based around a holistic focus on machines, people, and business process that delivers outcome-based, actionable insights. Topics will include: predictive technologies, operational excellence, domain knowledge and safety.

Smart Manufacturing in the subfab must enable Smart Manufacturing in the clean room. Safe, stable and predictable subfab equipment performance is the foundation of reducing risk and uncertainty for the clean room. A typical 40k WSPM wafer fab will have 2000 vacuum pumps and 1000 abatement systems, supported by around 50 engineers and technicians.

• Smart manufacturing within the sub-fab combines real-time data with specific domain knowledge to optimize equipment performance.

• Improved performance leads to greater productivity and yield.

• Successful implementation requires a realization that no tool is an ‘island' and that the sub-fab needs to be considered as a whole and not just thought of as a collection of support tools.

• How big data and deep analytics are changing how fab operators and all contributors to the supply chain affect each other as well as individual cause and effect relationships.

• Deeper and greater integration of data collection and integration across both the production floor and the sub-fab will lead to overall increases in performance and greater.

Meet the speakers

Alan Ifould Head of Marketing, Business Transformation

Alan and his team of subject matter experts are working actively with semiconductor device manufacturers to enable their subfab Smart Manufacturing journeys. Alan has held several subfab service-related roles in his 20+ year career at Edwards. Alan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Brunel University, London and a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.Alex Smith Vice President of Field Operations

Alex has held a variety of quality and operational roles at leading edge technology companies both in the semiconductor and motorsport industries. Alex holds a Master of Science degree in Business Excellence and Bachelor of Engineering degree Mechanical Engineering.

Neil Condon Head of Digital Solutions

Neil is a business and technology strategist, with more than 15 years' experience in the semiconductor industry. He helps the industry develop roadmaps for “factory integration”, “security” and “big data”, as well as acting as an evangelist for digital technology in his own company - Edwards - a global semiconductor equipment and services provider. In his current role as Head of Digital Solutions, he devises and delivers the technology strategy for digital content in/around Edwards' products, to enable the shift to new Product-as-a-Service business models. He has an MBA from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Physics from the University of York, in the UK.

Event Moderator Mark Andrews Technical Editor, Silicon Semiconductor

Mark Andrews is technical editor of Silicon Semiconductor, PIC Magazine, Solar+Power Management, and Power Electronics World. Prior to joining Angel Business Communications in 2014 he was strategic marketing manager for TriQuint (now Qorvo). His experience focuses on RF and photonic solutions for infrastructure, mobile device, aerospace, aviation and defence industries.

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