Benefits

Faster time-to-market with more successful products

It is becoming increasingly important to reduce the cost of development and improve the time to market of new products. This is especially true for knowledge intensive high-tech businesses, such as the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. camLine offers software and services that form a complete solution enabling organizations to leverage their existing knowledge, to optimize their R&D workflow and to develop their manufacturing processes faster and at lower cost. Through tight integration with already available in-house MES, RMS, SPC and other solutions the transition to volume manufacturing can be made much faster and more seamless.

To achieve these goals, camLine offers the Process Development Execution System (PDES), XperiDesk. The PDES improves planning and assists in the preparation of experimental technology development. It provides easy access to existing knowledge and allows users to utilize experience to its fullest extent. Furthermore it focuses focuses R&D engineers on value added / creative tasks rather than performing data management task. With this approach XperiDesk achieves:

  • 20% productivity increase of engineering teams by reducing time required for:

    • Data management
    • Reporting and synchronization
    • Verifying experiment setups
    • Bringing people up to speed faster through collaborative learning 

  • 20% less experiments conducted by avoiding relearning and virtualization of experiments 
  • 25% increase in IP reuse by increased rate of finding previous results
  • Approx. 5 % revenue uplift by faster time to market

Fewer cycles of learning – Reduce development time and costs by reducing the number of experimental cycles

  • Don’t relearn existing knowledge:
    Retrieve and reuse knowledge faster and more effectively using XperiDesk. Enhance collaboration between development departments and even between different sites. Enable engineers to auto-create complete documentation and comprehensively use existing documentation with XperiDesk.
  • Learn in different ways:
    Avoid unnecessary experiments with XperiDesk and speed up development by employing virtual-prototyping. Use knowledge based process analysis in XperiDesk together with TCAD simulation tools to gain knowledge and alleviate mistakes early on.
  • Learn more from experiments:
    Gain more insight with fewer experimental cycles. Use XperiDesk to fully document experiments including Design of Experiment and wafer tracking, metrology analysis and to correlate and visualize data. Expedite data retrieval using customizable reporting and flexible search for information at the click of a button.

Reduced cycle time

  • XperiDesk reduces the number of experiments required. This implies running fewer wafers in the fab and therefore frees up valuable resources.
  • XperiDesk avoids incorrectly defined experiments and as such, reduces the probability of equipment downtime.

Leveraging and protecting IP

  • IP is valuable. XperiDesk makes IP instantly accessible to engineers and allows them to protect it.
  • Leverage the fully documented IP for technology transfers and customer projects with XperiDesk. Allow application engineers undertaking technology transfer projects to save time by giving them access to selected, historical development data with XperiDesk.