Eyelit Manufacturing RMS™ coordinates dynamic equipment recipes for automation and advanced process control (APC)
August 26, 2014 11:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility,
control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, life sciences, medical
device, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today the general availability of the new Eyelit Manufacturing
“Manufacturers of semiconductors, life sciences products and other precision electronics are increasingly automating production
equipment with process controls to improve product quality and productivity, drive overall factory efficiency, and lower manufacturing
Automation has become critical for high-tech manufacturers due to the complexity of tight specifications, a high mix of products, fast
cycle times, and a need to maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Eyelit’s RMS helps enforce precision automation that prevents
mistakes, increases throughput and yield, and adjusts processing to prolong the time between required maintenance activities.
The RMS module extends the capabilities of Eyelit Manufacturing MES to enforce and coordinate feed-forward and feed-back adjustments
to the detailed settings of equipment recipes at a processing step. The version-controlled instructions in the Manufacturing Execution
System (MES) store the process program identifier (PPID) and system variable identifiers (SVIDs) within them, at each step of a process
with automated equipment. The PPIDs, SVIDs, child equipment, and chambers of cluster tools can be managed as variables with override
capability at the process, product, lot, and unit (e.g., wafer) levels. The value of each variable is downloaded to each equipment
controller when automating through Eyelit Integration FactoryConnect™ to enforce proper processing of the material, and values of
parameters collected may be passed back to the MES.
The system also supports integration with APC controllers and their sophisticated algorithms for Run-to-Run (R2R) Control adjustments
of SVID variables as lots and batches are processed. It is also capable of exchanging SVID variables with APC, which has in-situ controls
for unit-to-unit (e.g., wafer-to-wafer) adjustments of SVID variables as material moves between chambers within cluster tools.
“Manufacturers of semiconductors, life sciences products and other precision electronics are increasingly automating production equipment
with process controls to improve product quality and productivity, drive overall factory efficiency, and lower manufacturing costs,”
stated Dan Estrada, Eyelit’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “To automate equipment, companies historically needed to develop
custom applications which interfaced with third-party recipe management programs. With Eyelit’s fully integrated RMS, our customers
now have the potential to eliminate or reduce their need for additional third-party applications, as well as reduce the cost of
maintaining these external systems. Eyelit RMS is part of our comprehensive productivity solution that includes the capabilities of
MES, quality management, equipment maintenance, recipe management, and communication with equipment controllers. Eyelit’s RMS helps
customers to significantly reduce the complexity of traditional integration, sources of errors, and the ongoing total 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, life sciences, medical device, semiconductor, and solar industries.
Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management (Semi E10, SEMI PV2-0709), Dispatching, Factory
Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES/MOM), Recipe Management, 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 maximize efficiency and value.
More than 50 leading companies, including Ascent Solar, JSC Angstrem-T, austriamicrosystems, BinOptics, CEA-Leti, CEITEC, eMagin, FLIR
Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Kionix, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Mentor Graphics, Murata Electronics Oy, PerkinElmer, SEMATECH,
TowerJazz, Umicore, and X-FAB, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner. Follow Eyelit on
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