Automation system migration of an operational semicon fab without downtime.
Seamless system migration from the existing system in place to LotTrack
SMIF Pod placement on a load port is automatically identified in real time
Operators receive production information and lot location information in real time everywhere in the fab.
STMicroelectronics Rousset, France, is a fully integrated semiconductor production site with a workforce of more than 2’700 people. It hosts front-end manufacturing, research and development, product design, sales and marketing operations as well as central and corporate functions. The site has an automotive-grade 8-inch manufacturing facility as well as 8- and 12-inch silicon wafer testing capabilities.
Before the implementation of LotTrack, STM Rousset already had a tool automation, tracking and operator assistance system in place. Since the obsolete infrared-based system no longer achieved the required performance, STM was looking for a new, state-of-the-art solution to replace it.
Intellion realized a seamless migration from the existing system in place to its smart material handling solution LotTrack, while the fab was in full operation. The implementation goal, meaning minimal impact on daily operation and zero downtime of production equipment, was achieved successfully.
TVSud Provence was permitted to enter the fab with a camera team. Please see in the video below an excerpt of their coverage after Intellion’s implementation of LotTrack:
The operational objective of the LotTrack implementation was to increase the speed and safety of the automatic start of the plant and to assist operators in a much better way than previously possible:
LotTrack is implemented in 12 European and Asian plants of Infineon Technologies, ST Microelectronics and Osram. The system has proven its high availability for more than 15 years in 24/7 productive operation. The solution has received several awards and is unmatched in the semiconductor industry.
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