|Semiconductor production environments are “clean rooms” and must be tightly monitored in order to reduce the possibility of product contamination. A dusty environment will almost certainly lead to quality control issues. In order to prevent such disasters, STMicroelectronics installed a data monitoring and centralization system that instantly recognizes a problem and alerts the appropriate people.|
|With revenues of $8,453 million in 2013, STMicroelectronics is the ninth-largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world. Among other locations, the company operates a site in Rousset, France. Opened in 1979 and specializing in microchips, smartcards, and other nonvolatile memories, the site also handles the construction of logical circuits and telecom applications for consumer equipment.|
| In order to prevent such disasters, STMicroelectronics installed a data monitoring and centralization system that instantly recognizes a problem and alerts the appropriate people.
This system was supplied by WIN-911’s European partner, Micromedia International. STMicroelectronics uses Micromedia’s ALERT alarm notification software to supervise the facility’s environmental conditions and promptly notify operators should any problems arise.
STMicroelectronics uses the InTouch supervisory system to monitor the facility, and ALERT Software is set up alongside for alarm implementation. If any equipment stops, critical levels are reached, quality parameters are at stake, and/or a machine encounters a defect, the InTouch supervisory system will detect it and ALERT will deliver the message.
|Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)|