MES

Five Ways MES Improves Solar Manufacturing and Lowers Costs

Five Ways MES Improves Solar Manufacturing and Lowers Costs

As solar fabs expand and leverage their scale and manufacturing capacity, one of the major challenges manufacturers face is achieving greater operational efficiency to lower costs. Implementing productivity and manufacturing efficiency programs can help. I’ve met with several solar manufacturers from around the globe and have seen firsthand how they use and benefit from these types of programs.
LED Automation Software: Understanding the Process Through Data is an Important First Step

LED Automation Software: Understanding the Process Through Data is an Important First Step

Previously, I wrote about how LED manufacturers were striving to shorten the time between initiating the LED manufacturing process and measuring their performance in an effort to improve the product yields and possibly even boost LED performance.Certainly one of the keys to making this possible is having rapid access to manufacturing data. There are many ways to gather data for analysis by the process engineers.
Improving cSi Manufacturing with Automation Software

Improving cSi Manufacturing with Automation Software

Since SmartFactory launched earlier this year, I thought I’d take the time to discuss what we’ve been hearing about the software.Applied Materials’ SmartFactory is an MES software solution tailored to the unique needs of crystalline silicon (cSi) manufacturing and thus represents an opportunity to achieve significant improvements in quality of product and operations without costly investment in hardware systems.