CMK Buys Design for Manufacture System

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YAVNE, Israel and TOKYO, Japan CMK Circuit Technology Center Corporation, a member company of CMK Corporation, improved their design for manufacture (DFM) analysis process to achieve a shorter overall delivery time from design and test to manufacturing. The company purchased the Enterprise 3000 system and ODB++ from Valor Computerized Systems to analyze DFM and unify their data format. The Enterprise system uses a physical design model of the PCB assembly to eliminate revision spins. CMK completed an evaluation of their existing data flow prior to the purchase.

Other CMK member groups, along with Valor, provided technical and management support in incorporating CMK's deign and manufacture information into the ODB++ database. Detailed operational rules were established. Valor recently established ODB++ database systems for Siemens Bocholt in March 2006.

CMK representatives state that the product purchase generated reductions in the number of data reworks from the manufacturing floor in several PCB variants, and improved yields. The company deployed Valor's Enterprise 3000 systems at its Saitama and Gunma facilities, and plans to convert its Matsumoto and Toyota facilities later this year.



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