MES for Semiconductor and Solar

MES for Semiconductor & Solar

Modern MES masters new requirements in the frontend and backend manufacturing process

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Siemens Opcenter Execution Semiconductor as a digitalization platform replaces legacy and isolated solutions

Modern MES platform enables the next digitalization step

The semiconductor and solar industry has been taking on a leading role for many years in the digitalization and automation of manufacturing processes. Newer requirements such as Single Wafer Tracking, global and interconnected manufacturing, worldwide transparency for real-time control and quality assurance are increasingly bringing older systems to their limits.

Opcenter Execution Semiconductor (Opcenter EX SM, formerly Camstar Enterprise Platform) integrates automation islands and decoupled systems and enables manufacturers to take the next step in digitalization as a basis for future innovation. Opcenter EX SM is designed for frontend and backend manufacturing and offers a high level of Out-of-the-Box industry functionality, flexible configuration options and full interoperability with other systems. It provides real-time information starting from test results and yield up to statistical quality control and, thereby, creates the precondition for an increase in quality and productivity.

Pioneer for digitalization, shopfloor integration and equipment automation

For more than 30 years, we have been pioneers in the field of Manufacturing IT solutions for the semiconductor industry. Our specialists support customers in semiconductor and solar manufacturing worldwide in digitalizing, optimizing and automating manufacturing processes. In combining the MES with our equipment integration platform PAC, we enable a fullly automated control, monitoring, material traceability and data collection for the shop floor. Our service portfolio includes various automation scenarios and levels of automation, from simple data collection through basic and advanced automation up to the lights-out factory.

Modern MES masters new requirements in the front-end and back-end manufacturing process
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Advantages of Opcenter EX SM for your manufacturing

  • Standardization on a single system for global frontend and backend plants, including fab, probe, assembly test and suppliers

  • Elimination of costs and risks caused by outdated systems

  • Easy integration with other systems and shopfloor equipment

  • Rapid implementation of a MES platform for a fast ROI

  • Increased manufacturing yield through quality assurance in all processes

  • Fast adaptation on changing processes and product designs

  • Accurate and fast implementation of changes in the manufacturing process

Success stories of Opcenter EX SM implementations

  • Cost reduction with simultaneous increase in output and quality

  • Up to 90% of business requirements covered with Out-of-the-Box solution

  • Implementation of MES in a new manufacturing environment in 60 days

  • Reduced implementation costs for new sites by up to 75%

  • Implementation of MES in three running facilities in 11 months

Industry-specific features of Opcenter EX SM

  • Visibility and control of the Work-In-Progress (WIP)

  • Automatically enforced dispatching

  • Integrated Equipment Maintenance Management

  • Equipment integration and shopfloor control

  • Statistical process control and Non-conformance Management

  • Management of changes in the manufacturing process for quality assurance

  • Comprehensive workflow management

  • Ensuring necessary worker certification and training

  • And much more

Industry-specific added value of MES

A high level of Out-of-the-Box functionalities enables timely success and a fast ROI.

Complete traceability

Complete, cross-factory history at Single-Wafer level on materials, process data, parametric data, production batches and many more  

Visibility and control of the WIP

Tracking of Work-in-Progress enables full visibility and control over manufacturing processes


Maintenance Management

Proactive problem solving and optimal planning for primary and secondary equipment. Assuring compliance, with regards to maintenance requirements

Equipment Tracking

Support of SEMI E10 initiative and other condition models enables OEE and KPI calculations to identify shortages and inefficiencies

Equipment Integration

With Process Automation Control (PAC), the entire shop floor level can be integrated and all automation scenarios and levels of automation can be implemented

Graphical Resource Layout

The graphical representation of the real-time status of resources allows to maximize output, identify shortages and prioritize maintenance

Statistical process control

Identify, analyse and solve potential problems during production before equipment fails, material is scrapped and production time is lost

Process Change Management

Fast introduction of new or updated products and manufacturing, processes in your global manufacturing through Manufacturing Process Change Management

Quality assurance within manufacturing

A self-auditing manufacturing process controls production against specified processes and collects quality data in real-time

Comprehensive workflow management

Intuitive modelling of versioned workflows via drag-and-drop for easy setup of dynamic routings and consideration of customer specific changes  

BI for manufacturing

Faster decision-making through a wide range of functions for monitoring, reporting, analysis and notifications based on real-time data

System interoperability

Aggregation of real-time manufacturing and quality data for collaboration within the company and with third parties and easy integration with other systems (e.g. ERP, PLM)


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