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Siemens has released a case study that highlighted the efficient use of Valor Process Preparation software by fast expanding electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, ESCATEC.
The case study noted that ESCATEC successfully reduced re-spin turnaround times by a massive 96% i.e. from 6-8 weeks previously using the standard industry practice of "trial and error" to less than a day currently.
“Valor Process Preparation enables ESCATEC to quickly detect potential design and manufacturing problems at a very early stage. This capability has significantly shortened NPI turnaround times, bringing real benefits to ESCATEC and its customers in terms of time, cost and quality,” notes Patrick Macdonald, CEO of ESCATEC.
Gaurab Majumdar, IPC
For the first time, IPC APEX EXPO will host an “India Pavilion,” showcasing 16 Indian companies promoting India’s electronics manufacturing capabilities. The initiative was undertaken by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and implemented by the Indian government agency, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) India.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The message can’t be emphasized enough: Producing IC substrates overseas weakens America’s position and national security. In this frank discussion with Will Marsh, president of PCBAA, he talks about his efforts to educate government policymakers on the dire need to consider the entire microelectronics ecosystem. There’s power in numbers, Will says, and he sees the association’s efforts making a difference.
Art Wall, NextFlex
The recent approval of the CHIPS Act has reignited the U.S. semiconductor industry and shone a spotlight on the intricacies involved in chip manufacturing. As new technological innovations—such as 5G, IoT, AI, automotive and high-performance computing—come to market, they’re pushing chip manufacturing and integration capabilities. They demand more performance which leads to added complexity in an already extremely complicated process. All this requires a fundamental shift in the way that semiconductors are manufactured and integrated.