New Systems Lets Semiconductor Fabs Automate Factory Control Procedures
Syracuse, NY and Washington DC — July 14, 2015 — INFICON, a leading provider of process monitoring systems to the global semiconductor industry, and LogicNets, the developer of the LogicNets expert system automation platform, announced today the general availability of the INFICON FabGuard eOCAP software solution built on the LogicNets platform. The FabGuard eOCAP (electronic Out-of-Control Action Plan) system allows semiconductor plants to rapidly automate their own proprietary and sophisticated procedures for reacting to unplanned events in the manufacturing process, as well as managing regular procedures and workflows. The system replaces the use of unstructured documents, intelligently routes users to critical reference materials, and records and reports on the actions taken to mediate each scenario. Customers are able to design and model their own action plans, provide automation and integration into existing factory systems, and expand the system to meet their ever growing and changing needs.
“Adding an eOCAP product to the INFICON portfolio is a logical extension to the FabGuard Fault Detection and Classification product family. Working with LogicNets has allowed INFICON to bring a robust solution to market quickly that is well integrated with other INFICON solutions, said Peter Maier, President of INFICON Inc.,” FabGuard eOCAP helps organizations move beyond traditional knowledge repositories, interactively helping non-experts find and apply the right knowledge through relevant and properly sequenced multi-step processes.
“LogicNets has been a critical factor in helping us add automated OCAP to our offering,” said Maier. “We needed a platform that would allow us to take our unmatched experience in identifying potential failures and other important events and use it to help our customers automate the procedures they would otherwise be managing manually or in an isolated manner.”
“INFICON and its customers exemplify the growing demand for expert system design platforms,” said Jelle Ferwerda, founder and CEO of LogicNets. “The LogicNets software platform allowed INFICON to create a robust application within only a matter of months that could properly structure OCAP knowledge, integrate it to pre-existing automation through FabGuard, and allow their customers to efficiently incorporate their own proprietary know-how into an interactive system.”
For more information, contact INFICON, Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.inficon.com.
INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit www.inficon.com.
Since 2004, LogicNets has focused on developing its LogicNets Expert Decision Support platform allowing organizations to visually capture their expertise and make it immediately available on-demand to all staff, partners, and customers via on-line applications accessible from any location or standard device. LogicNets is offered either as a cloud-based hosted service (SaaS) or a locally installed web-enabled application. For more information on LogicNets, please visit www.logicnets.com.