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Pursue excellence in quality management for semiconductors

By Valentina Lupo

Discover how to actively strive for excellence in quality management for semiconductors

Are you prepared to navigate the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry? With shrinking time-to-market windows and increasingly challenging profit opportunities, leveraging quality management best practices is crucial to meet the global demand for cutting-edge semiconductor technologies.

The challenges faced by the semiconductors industry

The semiconductor industry faces rapid ecosystem evolution driven by critical product shortages, security, compliance and traceability concerns, quality issues, and a surging demand for space-constrained computing power. This forces chipmakers to rethink critical alliances while safely relocating fabs closer to specific governments, industries, and customers.

What if you could avoid re-spins and achieve highest initial quality to reduce claims and costs?

Companies must equip themselves with the right tools to accelerate semiconductor development, respond to changing customer demands, reduce costs and unleash innovation. This can help drive quality management across the entire product lifecycle, from chip development to design, manufacturing, and testing. Semiconductor manufacturers can enable smarter decisions and increase their chances for success by using Siemens Digital Industries Software’s solutions.

Drive quality management for semiconductors across the entire lifecycle

By leveraging a collaborative platform that combines product lifecycle management (PLM) and native quality management system (QMS) tools, semiconductor companies can deliver complex, high-quality products and streamline their value chain. Brought together in one end-to-end digital platform by combining the strengths of QMS and PLM capabilities, companies can achieve significant competitive advantages, including:

  • Provide faster time-to-market. Adapting to find potential errors earlier in the design process to
    avoid costly and time-consuming quality issues later in the product lifecycle.
  • Ensure chip availability. Mitigating persistent chip shortages and not oversaturating the market
    by relying on more qualified parts and suppliers in the event of a disruption.
  • Innovate to stay competitive. Supporting rapid technological advancements, from development
    to production, to learn and drive new and improved iterations.

Experience the benefits of quality management for semiconductors

In the fast-paced semiconductor industry, staying ahead of the competition is essential. That’s where Quality Management Systems (QMS) come into play, offering a wide range of benefits to help you achieve success.

Quality management for semiconductors

With closed-loop approach to quality management , you can streamline your development processes and significantly reduce cycle times. By identifying and addressing quality issues early on, you can prevent costly rework and delays, ultimately saving valuable time and resources.

A closed-loop quality approach empowers you to optimize your processes, eliminating time-consuming and error-prone paper-based documentation. By digitizing and automating workflows, you can achieve greater accuracy, efficiency, and transparency throughout your core business processes. This not only minimizes risks but also enhances compliance and regulatory adherence.

In today’s environmentally conscious world, sustainability is a top priority. A reliable QMS helps you create products that meet regulatory requirements while also addressing the growing demand for eco-friendly solutions.

Collaboration is key in the semiconductor industry. A closed-loop quality management approach facilitates seamless communication and knowledge sharing across the entire value chain. By enabling real-time data exchange and collaborative platforms, you can foster stronger partnerships with suppliers, customers, and stakeholders.

Lead as manufacturer with digital quality management for semiconductors

From startups to large enterprises, you can collaborate securely across engineering domains and leverage your ecosystem. Using the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services, manufacturers can accelerate your digital transformation to achieve best-in-class quality management solutions, from ideation through production.

Join us on Thursday, June 20, 2024, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST) on GlobalSpec as Siemens experts explore the challenges faced by the industry and learn how to leverage quality management for semiconductors.

The upcoming webinar will provide insights from Sankhajit Chakraborty , Director for Global Electronics and Semiconductor Industry Solutions at Siemens, and Katrin Leyh, Digital Manufacturing Solution Domain Manager for Quality Management at Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Discover how design, engineering, manufacturing and quality management teams can have the same view of the information needed, breaking down silos between departments and domains, facilitating faster and more informed decisions based on comprehensive data to continuously improve the overall quality.

Register now to gain valuable knowledge on mastering quality management in the semiconductors industry!



Valentina Lupo, Solution Domain Expert for Quality Management, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Valentina embarked on her journey with Siemens Digital Industries Software five years ago, initially as Industry Manager for Discrete Manufacturing within the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). Over time, she has transitioned to her current role as a Solution Domain Expert for Quality Management within Digital Manufacturing segment.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/opcenter/quality-management-for-semiconductor/