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Leading conference on process control solutions for semiconductor and related high precision industries slated for San Antonio, Texas on October 28-31, 2019.
Developing security standards so that data analysis experts can work together to solve thorny process control challenges remains a top priority as semiconductor manufacturing moves to a smart manufacturing model.
To unlock the full potential of their manufacturing systems and personnel, companies in many industries are rapidly moving toward highly automated systems and digital data-driven methods and tools. Widely known as “smart manufacturing” or Industry 4.0, the resulting productivity improvements are often so dramatic that many people are calling this shift a new industrial revolution.
China’s initiatives to build more sophisticated greenfield semiconductor fabs come at a time when equipment and services suppliers such as Applied Materials are developing new ways to gather and analyze data.
Fully automated factory systems are fast becoming a necessity in semiconductor manufacturing, given today’s ultra-competitive markets, shorter product life-cycles, the growing use of semiconductors in new applications and the need to quickly set up greenfield fabs around the world.
Applied Materials will soon mark its thirty-fourth year in China, where, since 1984, its operations have grown to include more than 1,600 full-time employees supporting sales, service, and a rapidly growing Global Development Center (GDC) located in the ancient capital of Xi’an.