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Eyelit's Award-winning Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) Software Selected by Global Communication Semiconductors to Replace Legacy System

Eyelit’s advanced technology MES will replace FactoryWorks MES at California site

Jul 10, 2012 05:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO, Canada—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced that Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS), a leader in a wide variety of wafer foundry services, has selected Eyelit Manufacturing™ software to replace its FactoryWorks MES at its wafer fab in Torrance, California.

With its increasing spectrum of fabrication technologies, GCS determined it was necessary to change systems and implement a next-generation MES to handle its complex manufacturing operations. Eyelit’s solution will help GCS to rapidly introduce and manage dynamic process technologies, improve quality, and reduce costs. GCS recognized Eyelit’s success in easily migrating legacy MES systems in wafer fabrication facilities, and looks forward to seeing significant improvements in operations by implementing Eyelit MES™, Eyelit Asset Management™, Eyelit Reporting™, and Eyelit Automated Data Services™.

"GCS is very excited to implement Eyelit's MES in our clean room. We run high-mix process flows on GaAs, GaN, and InP wafers, and Eyelit's combination of flexibility and power will be a huge step up in capability from our current system," stated Franklin Monzon, Vice-President of Operations, GCS. "We expect that improvements, especially in configurability and traceability, will lead to reductions in scrap and cycle time, and to increases in productivity. We also intend to take advantage of Eyelit's capability to streamline our lot-tracking system, which right now relies on detailed paper travelers alongside our MES, into an electronic system that will reduce errors and facilitate corrective actions."

"Eyelit is firmly established as the premier, next-generation solution for companies that retire their legacy systems to obtain leading-edge MES capabilities, and to reduce costs and risks. With this implementation at GCS, Eyelit builds further on its tradition of replacing MES systems from other vendors, including Applied Materials' WorkStream, PROMIS, and FactoryWorks products," stated Dan Estrada, Eyelit’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "We are extremely pleased to help GCS move to Eyelit's advanced, award-winning software, and also enable the reduction of infrastructure costs and long-term cost of ownership."

About Eyelit Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit Inc. is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management (MES and QMS) solutions for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor, and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management (Semi E10, SEMI PV2-0709), Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES/MOM), Supply Chain Management, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC/APC/RMA), and Business Process Management, that enable its customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes.

With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven that superior innovative technology can increase efficiency and value. More than 40 leading companies, including A123 Systems, Ascent Solar, austriamicrosystems, CEA-Leti, centrotherm photovoltaics AG, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Kionix, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Mentor Graphics, Nemotek Technologie, SEMATECH, Stion, TowerJazz, Umicore, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About Global Communication Semiconductors (www.gcsincorp.com)

Founded in 1997, as a California Corporation, Global Communication Semiconductors, LLC ("GCS") is an ISO-certified premier pure-play compound (III-V) semiconductor (GaAs, InP, GaN and SiC) wafer foundry service provider that manufactures technology leading, high performance, high quality, semiconductor devices. Portfolio offerings include Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) and millimeter wave integrated circuits for the wireless markets, power devices for power electronics, and Photodetectors and Lasers for optical communications markets.

GCS offers foundry services for RF/Wireless, Power Electronics and Optoelectronics in addition to GCS designed proprietary optical wafers and chips (“GCS Known Good Die”™).

Contact
Eyelit Inc.
Colleen McArdle
Tel: +1 905 502 6184
info@eyelit.com

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