Almost all of today’s electronic technology involves the use of semiconductors. Semiconductor and electronic manufacturing is also integral to every other industry as more products have electronics embedded into them. Manufacturers of these components use sophisticated techniques and processes that are unique to this industry and must be able to quantify and react to abnormal conditions.
Lot inspection and acceptance allows manufacturers to assess the quality of the batches of components received and predict the quality of similar batches. This approach allows users to reduce the amount of sample that needs to be inspected. MeasurLink® supports this activity by providing real-time statistics such as Cpk and Ppk.
This approach allows:
- Reduced cost of receiving inspection
- Increased confidence in supplier quality
- Faster reaction to supplier quality issues
- Less risk of supplier defects impacting other processes
Products produced in the semiconductor industry involve many unique operations. Measurements are taken during all steps of manufacturing: Wafer processing, Die processes, IC packaging and testing. All of this data needs to be tied back to the end product.
Serial numbers and other traceability can be used to filter data down to the subset needed by users and then reported to the customer on demand. This data can be analyzed at the operation site or remotely by users with access to the database from anywhere in the world.