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4 December 2008


SiCrystal selects Eyelit’s integrated MES, quality and asset management software

Single-crystalline silicon carbide (SiC) wafer manufacturer SiCrystal AG of Erlangen, Germany has selected the Enterprise Manufacturing and Quality Suite of Eyelit Inc of Toronto, Canada, a provider of manufacturing software for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations.

Eyelit’s solution replaces an internally developed system, improves product visibility and supports increasing production volumes. Systema GmbH will lead the implementation of Eyelit’s solution at SiCrystal, as well as provide local European product support.

“We found the Eyelit solution much more flexible and a better fit for our IT architecture,” says SiCrystal’s production manager Erwin Schmitt. “We needed better operational information, especially detailed material and equipment information; we also felt we could implement Eyelit faster than other solutions at a much lower cost. In addition, Eyelit’s solution is much easier to manage and one that could expand with our growing business. We also liked the flexibility both Eyelit and Systema showed during the sales process and feel confident they are the right partners for SiCrystal for this mission-critical manufacturing solution,” Schmitt adds.

“We already have several projects underway with Systema, encompassing MES [manufacturing execution system] implementation, factory automation, and material handling,” states Dan Estrada, Eyelit’s VP of sales & business development. “This selection expands Eyelit’s successful distribution partner network. We will be adding partners in Asia soon, as we continue our rapid growth and global expansion,” he continues. “Eyelit offers a proven solution which takes advantage of new technologies, such as open-source Linux. This allows for dramatically lower costs than legacy MES solutions, which require fixed, complex architectures running on older platforms such as VMS and are written in either Cobol or Fortran.”

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