Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

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Date: June 2016 (Date and time TBD)

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Length: Approximately one hour

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An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Greater connectivity and information sharing — enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility — will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), production control software (MES), and supply chain management (SCM), enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. www.epicor.com/electronics

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. Siemens offers a broad suite of industry-proven solutions enabling design, development and release of SoC and IC devices across the value-chain. Customers use Siemens solutions to manage product cost, portfolios, requirements, compliance, deliverables, IP, and release process involving suppliers. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

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