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19 March 2008


Anadigics implements Syntricity enterprise yield management software

GaAs-based wireless and broadband communications component maker Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA has implemented an end-to-end enterprise yield management (EYM) system using the dataConductor software suite from Syntricity Inc of San Diego, CA, USA.

The Anadigics system incorporates Syntricity’s Advanced Monitoring for Production (AMP) application and Power User Suite to create an integrated environment for new product introduction and production monitoring. Using AMP, Anadigics’ can generate web-based reports to determine the status, identify and resolve potential production issues. For new device characterization and rapid root cause problem identification, engineers can navigate from AMP to the extensive Power User analytics suite.

Using Syntricity’s Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model, Anadigics can directly upload data from its global supply chain, including epiwafer manufacturers, wafer fabrication facilities and assembly, and test suppliers. Several gigabytes of engineering and manufacturing execution system (MES) data can be uploaded every day and automatically inserted into a centralized data warehouse, making more than half a terabyte of information immediately available to management and engineers. Syntricity says that, accessed through a web browser, can provide companies of all sizes access to a manageable, reliable and secure EYM system scalable to tens of gigabytes per day of uploaded data and multiple terabytes directly accessible on-line.

“Anadigics is a data intensive company. With our rapid growth we anticipated the need to substantially enhance our engineering information systems,” says Greg Guth, Anadigics’ senior director of manufacturing engineering operations. “Working with Syntricity, we have been able to quickly implement an EYM system that gives us visibility from wafer supply to final test and substantially improve our yields.”

“We believe this deployment provides them with a top-tier capability that will scale smoothly as they grow,” says Syntricity’s chairman and CEO A.C. D’Augustine.

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