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Learning From IoT/OT Implementation in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Published: 14 September 2016

ID: G00308507

Analyst(s): Bob Johnson , Samuel Wang , Jim Walker, Simon Jacobson


The semiconductor manufacturing industry has implemented comprehensive IoT/OT-based factory automation that delivers exceptional productivity and quality. CIOs in other manufacturing industries can use these best practices to lower costs, increase efficiency and drive top-line growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Governance and Skills
    • Establish a Factory OT Team as Part of the IT Organization
    • Implement Comprehensive Data and IP Security Protocols
  • Utilize Industry Standard Communications Protocols to Simplify OT Implementation
  • New Product Launch and Introduction
    • Adopt a "Copy Smart" Strategy for Implementing OT Strategies Across Multiple Locations
    • Implement DFM Disciplines in All Product Development Efforts
  • Operational Excellence
    • Implement Complex Multivariate Big Data Analysis to Determine Correlations Between Specific Tool Performance Parameters and Overall Process Success Rates
    • Measure Everything
    • Implement Predictive Maintenance on All Tools Based on Analysis of Tool Performance Data

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