Following a successful pilot project, the two will connect ON Semi's fabs around the world supplying power devices and camera sensors for the automtoive market and Internet of Things. The software increases the visibility into the manufacturing processes, from e-test to wafer sort, and final test including communication between semiconductor teams in fabs around the world. It includes deep, multi-stage product analytics for near real-time response capabilities and will enable ON Semiconductor to lower their Defective Parts Per Million (DPPM) rates to the single digit range.
"Demand for power products for automotive applications continues to grow. With an expansive portfolio for power and automotive applications, we continue to see strong growth in our power related revenue for automotive applications," said Mark Goranson, ON Semiconductor senior vice president manufacturing. "With a broad range of power products for a complete spectrum of voltages starting from low voltage to high voltage, we also have one of the most comprehensive portfolios of power devices and modules. Partnering with Optimal Plus is a key element to enable the shift from detect to predict and eventually prevent."
"The Intelligent Sensing Group within ON Semiconductor is innovating vision beyond the human eye and holds imaging and technology leadership in automotive, space, industrial and medical mission-critical market segments," said Mitch Mooney, general manager of ON Semiconductor Nampa, Idaho operations. "Optimal Plus provides advanced analytics with real-time visibility of our test operations through their leading-edge software that enables big data analysis of all our test parameters. We expect significant benefits in capital efficiency, yield enhancements and quality improvements."
Optimal Plus already works with Qualcomm, NXP and Nvidia. "Together, ON Semiconductor and Optimal Plus are demonstrating how operations optimization is keeping manufacturers ahead of an increased adoption of Industrial IoT, electric vehicles, machine vision and other disruptive applications in automotive and industrial end markets," said Dan Glotter, founder and CEO.