SEMI China Initiates Smart Manufacturing Committee
By SEMI China
On September 7, SEMI China announced the official establishment of SEMI China Smart Manufacturing program and held the kick off meeting for the new Smart Manufacturing Committee. The SEMI China Smart Manufacturing Committee will hold regular seminars, conferences and other activities, and provide a communication platform among industrial, academia, and government, to share market demand and development trends; and to offer a path for developing new standards in Smart Manufacturing environment and cultivation of talent.
Smart Manufacturing is the use of production and sensor data with manufacturing technologies to connect supply chains and enable adaptability in processing. It is also commonly referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0. SEMI has chosen to brand its initiative “Smart Manufacturing.”
SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative
The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative will play many roles in the growth of smart manufacturing. These include:
- Facilitator: Global/regional communities, collaboration, partnership and events.
- Steward: Standards, Best practices, Education/Awareness
- Advocacy/Collective Voice: Industry relations, government relations, funding and regulations
In connection with these efforts, SEMI has formed a Special Interest Group (SIG) which is a community of SEMI members across different regions. Chapters have been formed in the Americas, Europe, and now China, with plans to form a chapter in Japan before the end of 2017. The Smart Manufacturing SIG is advised by the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Advisory Council.
“SEMI China wants its members to connect to information, services, and resources across SEMI and the supply chain, and leverage from a collective platform to understand Smart Manufacturing in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, specifically the electronics manufacturing and design sectors. SEMI China hopes to also construct a platform to integrate enterprises at each link of the supply chain, and promote Smart Manufacturing development in the supply chain,” stated Lung Chu, president of SEMI China, who presented at the launch committee meeting.
Chen Huaiyu, Commercial Business Unit general manager of IBM Greater China, shared IBM's practical experience in cognitive manufacturing. He introduced the application of IBM’s cognitive technology, taking Watson as the core, in industries such as education, health care, TV and more. He pointed out that cognitive technology was enabling smart manufacturing, and pushing manufacturing to smart manufacturing with the aid of cognitive computing, cognitive analysis technology, industrial IoT and other technologies.
SMIC operating SVP Zhang Xin, NAURA president and CEO Zhao Jinrong, Tongfu Microelectronics general manager Shi Lei, KLA - Tencor China president Zhang Zhian were named as committee co-chairmen.
The goal of the SEMI China Smart Manufacturing Committee is to integrate global advanced resources, enhance cross-boundary and cross-supply chain communication and collaboration; establish core competence and understand Smart Manufacturing in the electronics supply chain; and strengthen collaboration between government and enterprises in smart manufacturing.
Window on China
October 5, 2017