Semiconductor & Solar
Smart Factory strategies, solutions and implementation for over 30 years
Smart Factory for semiconductor and solar manufacturing
The semiconductor and solar industry has been taking on a leading role for many years in the digitalization and automation of manufacturing processes in the area of Smart Factory. At the same time, there is no other industry in which development is progressing at such a pace, which leads to new challenges in manufacturing.
Challenges in semiconductor manufacturing
Simultaneously with the dynamically growing total demand for semiconductors, for example for IoT applications or the transformation of the automotive industry, the product variety is growing. The launch of new products (New Product Introduction, NPI) is taking place in shorter cycles and creates additional challenges for the planning and control of production. In addition, increasing global and interconnected manufacturing networks require cross-location data flows, end-to-end traceability and supply chain control.
Smart Factory solution platforms increase quality and profitability
An answer to these dynamic challenges is offered by modern, integrated and industry-specific Smart Factory solution platforms. They create the preconditions for methods such as Digital Twin and Closed Loop Manufacturing and increase responsiveness in all manufacturing areas. The launch of new products can be precisely planned, orchestrated and supply chains can be better controlled. As such a digitalized and automated Smart Factory increases quality and profitability in semiconductor and solar manufacturing.
Pioneer in the field of Smart Factory
Since more than 30 years znt-Richter is one of the pioneers in the field of Manufacturing IT solutions for the semiconductor industry. Our specialists in MES and equipment automation are recognized throughout the industry with over a thousand years of accumulated experience. In the field of Smart Factory, we have integrated over 600 machine types and connected more than 20.000 machines for customers worldwide. In doing so, we have supported all levels of automation - from pure data collection to lights-out factory - as well as various automation scenarios. With initiatives such as Industry 4.0, our expertise in manufacturing IT and equipment integration has been incorporated into the implementation of industry standards.
MES solution for semiconductor and solar manufacturing
Modern Manufacturing Execution System supports more flexible production processes, faster NPI and automation scenarios
Trends and challenges in semiconductor and solar manufacturing
Current trends and challenges offer a great opportunity to defend and strengthen the market position or to expand the market leadership through a holistic digitalization strategy.
Management of products and product changes
Frequent consideration of new products or variants
WIP and material management
Global, interconnected manufacturing and supply chains
Management of frontend / backend operations
Seamless planning of NPI into existing manufacturing
Parallel processing of batch production and NPI
Shorter time to market
Complete shopfloor integration
Realization of different automation scenarios
Realization of different automation levels
Integration of old and new manufacturing systems
Integration of manufacturing lines
Integration of different locations
Continuous, bi-directional real-time data exchange between development, planning and production
Digital Thread to optimize production continuously
Our Smart Factory solutions for semiconductor and solar manufacturing
More than 100 successful customer projects worldwide prove impressively the performance of our products as well as the experience of our project and service teams in the field of Smart Factory for semiconductor and solar manufacturing.
Our industry-specific modern MES increases the productivity and quality of your production while reducing costs.Read More
Our market-leading, powerful and open integration platform for Equipment Automation.Read More
Our zSecsEqDriver makes it possible to create SEMI standard compliant SECS interfaces for machines and systems with little effort.
Make exact statements about available capacities and reach optimal resource utilization with the highest level of on-time delivery.Read More
Equipment integration for cross-system communication
With PAC, our powerful and open platform, we integrate and automate your equipment in the diversified IT landscape