Keeping semiconductor facilities running efficiently requires knowledge of many parameters, ranging from upcoming orders, backlogs and of course understanding the status of production equipment.
At Cypress Semiconductor, ActiveBatch is being used as a tool to help manage these factors. It coordinates more than 100 jobs spread across 10 machines. "It probably saves us several hundred thousand dollars," said Rob Price, Senior Information Technology Manager.
That's a pretty solid return on investment. Price noted that the program does what Cypress needs, but doesn't have a lot of additional features, providing a good benefits/price tradeoff.