Flawless Execution at Fairchild: How Change to Modern MES Enables Agility, Quality and Productivity



Date: August 9, 2016 at 1 PM ET

Free to attend

Length: Approximately one hour

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In this high-pressure environment, leading semiconductor companies are swapping out older manufacturing executions systems (MES) for modern MES. Surprised? True, the perceived risk of changing out MES in a semiconductor facility is high. Yet companies have done it with great success and enormous business benefits.

Fairchild Semiconductor’s positive experiences as it strives for quality, on-time delivery, new product introduction success, improved productivity and quality are indicative. In just one year, Fairchild switched out aging systems for a new MES at a plant in China – and the following month, they got it up at a second plant. Learn what they did to ensure the change happened quickly and without a hitch.

In addition to this case study, you’ll hear from a leading industry analyst who has interviewed dozens of people from semiconductor companies that have succeeded with the move to modern MES.

Join this free 1-hour session from your desk to learn:

  • What’s modern MES? The radically different face of today’s MES
  • Benefits to make the case: How modern MES addresses business challenges
  • How to change: Options for an MES changeover project
  • Succeed with speed: The 1-year MES change at Fairchild
  • Lessons Learned: What Fairchild and others did to ensure success


Harold Caldwell photoHarold Caldwell, Manufacturing Systems IT Director, Fairchild Semiconductor

Harold Caldwell is the IT Director of Global Manufacturing Systems at Fairchild Semiconductor. He has over 30 years of semiconductor manufacturing experience, including solutions for WIP tracking, quality systems, equipment automation, yield analysis, factory planning, and analytics. Harold’s career has focused on enabling increased operational efficiency as well as product quality and yield improvements through effective deployment of information technology.

Julie Fraser Square portrait reducedJulie Fraser, Principal and President, Iyno Advisors

Julie Fraser is Founder and Principal of Iyno Advisors Inc., where she fosters understanding between buyers and sellers of solutions for production, design, supply chain and analytics. She has researched and written hundreds of reports, papers, articles, and blog posts including the MES Fundamentals chapter of McGraw-Hills Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, due out in autumn of 2016.

Sponsored by Siemens

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services. Camstar Semiconductor Suite in the Siemens MOM portfolio is a global-ready, growth-ready enterprise manufacturing execution system (MES) that enables semiconductor companies to keep pace with the huge advances in innovation and customer expectations. For more information, visit: www.siemens.com/mom/camstar.


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