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Adoption of the National Semiconductor Strategy: Savantech’s Commitment to Innovation

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At Savantech Ltd., we welcome with enthusiasm the UK government’s recent announcement of a new independent institute aimed at steering UK semiconductor innovation. This institute will bring together government, universities, and the private sector to support key components of the government’s Semiconductor Strategy.

 Backed by a £1 billion investment, the strategy aims to grow the semiconductor sector. The institute will provide chip researchers with all the tools and infrastructure they need to make their ideas a reality. It will also act as a gateway for technology businesses and international partners who want to work with the UK semiconductor sector.

 As a company with a rich history in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and a focus on semiconductor manufacturing equipment integration, we at Savantech are thrilled about the opportunities this presents. We will be delighted to be part of this initiative, which will undoubtedly boost innovation, research, and commercialisation. It perfectly aligns with our commitment to providing innovative technology-based solutions to business problems across a wide range of industries.

 We invite you to read the full article to learn more about this significant milestone in the UK’s journey to becoming a science and tech superpower by 2030. Join us in celebrating this exciting development in the semiconductor industry!

 At Savantech, we're not just observers – we're active participants in shaping the future of the UK semiconductor industry. Here's to a brighter future!

At Savantech Ltd., we welcome with enthusiasm the UK government’s recent announcement of a new independent institute aimed at steering UK semiconductor innovation. This institute will bring together government, universities, and the private sector to support key components of the government’s Semiconductor Strategy.

 Backed by a £1 billion investment, the strategy aims to grow the semiconductor sector. The institute will provide chip researchers with all the tools and infrastructure they need to make their ideas a reality. It will also act as a gateway for technology businesses and international partners who want to work with the UK semiconductor sector.

 As a company with a rich history in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and a focus on semiconductor manufacturing equipment integration, we at Savantech are thrilled about the opportunities this presents. We will be delighted to be part of this initiative, which will undoubtedly boost innovation, research, and commercialisation. It perfectly aligns with our commitment to providing innovative technology-based solutions to business problems across a wide range of industries.

 We invite you to read the full article to learn more about this significant milestone in the UK’s journey to becoming a science and tech superpower by 2030. Join us in celebrating this exciting development in the semiconductor industry!

 At Savantech, we're not just observers – we're active participants in shaping the future of the UK semiconductor industry. Here's to a brighter future!

Monday
,
20
May
2024

From Warehouses to Production Lines: The Fab-to-Fab Tooling Recirculation Revolution

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In the semiconductor industry today, the practice of ‘Fab-to-Fab Recirculation of Tooling’ is gaining traction as a potential solution to some of the sector’s most pressing challenges. This innovative approach seeks to optimise resource utilisation, reduce costs, and minimise environmental impact. It involves the recirculation of production tools, which are often retired before their end of life and left idling in warehouses.

The article highlights the challenges faced by the industry due to rigid supply chains, high-capacity costs, and evolving geopolitical tides that shape global trade. It underscores the ripple effects of disruptions to global chip production, which can lead to significant downstream supply chain disruptions. It further explores the potential of the secondary market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. It suggests that a secure, efficient way of transacting fab-to-fab could unlock significant supply and demand. This resonates with our ethos at Savantech, where we continually strive to maximise the productivity and flexibility of existing manufacturing facilities.

At Savantech Ltd., we understand the complexities of the semiconductor manufacturing industry. We have integrated to a very wide set of semi equipment over the years, and are experienced in helping new owners bring second-hand kit into their facilities and integrating them with their existing software landscape. SECS integration capability is an ‘extra’ that is often forgotten when acquiring second-hand kit, and the difficulties of securing this optional upgrade for older tools can be a make-or-break decision for potential buyers.

This article is of interest to anyone involved in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It provides valuable insights into how Fab-to-Fab Recirculation of Tooling can enhance productivity, reduce costs, and contribute to a more sustainable industry. So why wait? Dive into the full article and discover how this innovative approach could revolutionise your manufacturing process.

In the semiconductor industry today, the practice of ‘Fab-to-Fab Recirculation of Tooling’ is gaining traction as a potential solution to some of the sector’s most pressing challenges. This innovative approach seeks to optimise resource utilisation, reduce costs, and minimise environmental impact. It involves the recirculation of production tools, which are often retired before their end of life and left idling in warehouses.

The article highlights the challenges faced by the industry due to rigid supply chains, high-capacity costs, and evolving geopolitical tides that shape global trade. It underscores the ripple effects of disruptions to global chip production, which can lead to significant downstream supply chain disruptions. It further explores the potential of the secondary market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. It suggests that a secure, efficient way of transacting fab-to-fab could unlock significant supply and demand. This resonates with our ethos at Savantech, where we continually strive to maximise the productivity and flexibility of existing manufacturing facilities.

At Savantech Ltd., we understand the complexities of the semiconductor manufacturing industry. We have integrated to a very wide set of semi equipment over the years, and are experienced in helping new owners bring second-hand kit into their facilities and integrating them with their existing software landscape. SECS integration capability is an ‘extra’ that is often forgotten when acquiring second-hand kit, and the difficulties of securing this optional upgrade for older tools can be a make-or-break decision for potential buyers.

This article is of interest to anyone involved in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It provides valuable insights into how Fab-to-Fab Recirculation of Tooling can enhance productivity, reduce costs, and contribute to a more sustainable industry. So why wait? Dive into the full article and discover how this innovative approach could revolutionise your manufacturing process.

Tuesday
,
7
May
2024

Harnessing Data Variability: Innovative Approaches in Semiconductor Analytics

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In the field of semiconductor manufacturing, every nanoscopic measurement counts. As we delve deeper into new process nodes, the need for accuracy and the volume of data generated escalates dramatically.

Savantech solutions are designed to optimise processes,enhance quality, and boost yield. However, the challenge lies in discerning valuable insights from the petabytes of data generated. This is where robust data management practices come into play.

The full article explores new strategies for interpreting data variability. It discusses the role of machine learning models in handling large data sets, the importance of data quality, and the increasing focus on understanding and dealing with variability in data.

If you are interested in learning more about data variability, read the entire article here, and keep in mind that at Savantech,we specialise in crafting customised solutions for unique challenges.

In the field of semiconductor manufacturing, every nanoscopic measurement counts. As we delve deeper into new process nodes, the need for accuracy and the volume of data generated escalates dramatically.

Savantech solutions are designed to optimise processes,enhance quality, and boost yield. However, the challenge lies in discerning valuable insights from the petabytes of data generated. This is where robust data management practices come into play.

The full article explores new strategies for interpreting data variability. It discusses the role of machine learning models in handling large data sets, the importance of data quality, and the increasing focus on understanding and dealing with variability in data.

If you are interested in learning more about data variability, read the entire article here, and keep in mind that at Savantech,we specialise in crafting customised solutions for unique challenges.

Friday
,
26
Apr
2024

Taming the Drift: Strategies for Reliable Semiconductor Production

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In the semiconductor manufacturing industry, the concept of process drift is becoming increasingly significant. A recent article discusses the importance of predicting and preventing process drift, a topic that resonates with the work we do at Savantech Ltd. Process drift refers to the gradual deviation of process parameters from their set points, which can subtly alter the electrical properties of chips, leading to functional and reliability issues. This can occur in any of the hundreds of process steps involved in manufacturing a single wafer.

At Savantech, we understand the criticality of such minor variances and have developed world-class Equipment Automation software solutions to tackle them. Our solutions help in maximising the productivity and flexibility of existing manufacturing facilities, thereby ensuring high yield and profitability.

The article highlights that even minor fluctuations in deposition rates during a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, for example, can lead to inconsistencies in layer uniformity, which can impact the electrical isolation properties essential for reliable circuit operation. Similarly, slight variations in a photolithography step can cause alignment issues between layers, leading to shorts or open circuits in the final device.

At advanced nodes and in dense advanced packages, where a nanometer can be critical, controlling process drift is vital for maintaining high yield and ensuring profitability. By rigorously monitoring and correcting for drift, engineers can ensure that production consistently meets quality standards, thereby maximising yield, and minimising waste.

We invite you to delve deeper into the complexities of process drift and discover how to unlock efficiency with Savantech: Tailored Solutions for Tomorrow.

In the semiconductor manufacturing industry, the concept of process drift is becoming increasingly significant. A recent article discusses the importance of predicting and preventing process drift, a topic that resonates with the work we do at Savantech Ltd. Process drift refers to the gradual deviation of process parameters from their set points, which can subtly alter the electrical properties of chips, leading to functional and reliability issues. This can occur in any of the hundreds of process steps involved in manufacturing a single wafer.

At Savantech, we understand the criticality of such minor variances and have developed world-class Equipment Automation software solutions to tackle them. Our solutions help in maximising the productivity and flexibility of existing manufacturing facilities, thereby ensuring high yield and profitability.

The article highlights that even minor fluctuations in deposition rates during a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, for example, can lead to inconsistencies in layer uniformity, which can impact the electrical isolation properties essential for reliable circuit operation. Similarly, slight variations in a photolithography step can cause alignment issues between layers, leading to shorts or open circuits in the final device.

At advanced nodes and in dense advanced packages, where a nanometer can be critical, controlling process drift is vital for maintaining high yield and ensuring profitability. By rigorously monitoring and correcting for drift, engineers can ensure that production consistently meets quality standards, thereby maximising yield, and minimising waste.

We invite you to delve deeper into the complexities of process drift and discover how to unlock efficiency with Savantech: Tailored Solutions for Tomorrow.

Thursday
,
25
Apr
2024

Calendar & Events

2024
6
June

NEIMME Conference 2024: Supporting the Future of Northern Semiconductor Industries

Mark your calendars! The NEIMME Conference 2024, dedicated to Supporting the Future of Northern Semiconductor Industries, is set to take place on Thursday, 6th June 2024. Join us at the prestigious Mining Institute for a day filled with insightful discussions and presentations that shine a spotlight on the advancements and academic pursuits within the semiconductor sector in the North East.

Mark your calendars! The NEIMME Conference 2024, dedicated to Supporting the Future of Northern Semiconductor Industries, is set to take place on Thursday, 6th June 2024. Join us at the prestigious Mining Institute for a day filled with insightful discussions and presentations that shine a spotlight on the advancements and academic pursuits within the semiconductor sector in the North East.

2024
5
June

NMI Manufacturing Conference 2024

Save the date, NMI's (mostly) annual Manufacturing Conference will be held on Wednesday the 5th June at the Liverpool Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is always an excellent event, with interesting presentations from many manufacturers and suppliers, and a great opportunity to reconnect with peers in the industry. Savantech will be attending and (hopefully) manning a stand - we'd be delighted to see you on the day. The event details aren't listed on the NMI website yet, but should be due there imminently.

Save the date, NMI's (mostly) annual Manufacturing Conference will be held on Wednesday the 5th June at the Liverpool Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is always an excellent event, with interesting presentations from many manufacturers and suppliers, and a great opportunity to reconnect with peers in the industry. Savantech will be attending and (hopefully) manning a stand - we'd be delighted to see you on the day. The event details aren't listed on the NMI website yet, but should be due there imminently.

2024
4
April

Supplier Tabletop - Bourns

Savantech will be attending the NMI Tabletop exhibition at Bourns in Bedford on 4th April, 2024. Bourns is a leading global supplier of a wide range of electronic components, supplying a wide range of business sectors, and their UK manufacturing site is a long-standing member of the UK semiconductor family. We're excited to go on-site and learn more about their business, and explore any opportunities to offer our services and expertise. See you there!

Savantech will be attending the NMI Tabletop exhibition at Bourns in Bedford on 4th April, 2024. Bourns is a leading global supplier of a wide range of electronic components, supplying a wide range of business sectors, and their UK manufacturing site is a long-standing member of the UK semiconductor family. We're excited to go on-site and learn more about their business, and explore any opportunities to offer our services and expertise. See you there!

2023
9
July

NMI supplier exhibition - Lumentum

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the NMI tabletop exhibition at one of our value UK customer sites, Lumentum, on 9th September, 2023.

The upcoming Tabletop at Lumentum Inc.'s Caswell site, near Towcester, is the latest event organised by TechWorks NMI as part of their rolling programme of supplier events at their semiconductor manufacturing members' site locations, and Savantech will be attending. These events are a great opportunity for the host organisations' employees to meet many of their key suppliers in a single event on-site. As an existing supplier to Lumentum, we are glad to have this opportunity to reconnect with our existing customers within the site and also make new connections in other departments. Not to mention catching up with our fellow supplier organisations and maybe even identifying some collaboration opportunities!

This event happens just as Lumentum Inc. has confirmed that it has completed the purchase of the Caswell site, into which they have injected significant investments over the course of the last 2 years. This is great news for the site and its employees - congratulations to all involved. LinkedIn post here.

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the NMI tabletop exhibition at one of our value UK customer sites, Lumentum, on 9th September, 2023.

The upcoming Tabletop at Lumentum Inc.'s Caswell site, near Towcester, is the latest event organised by TechWorks NMI as part of their rolling programme of supplier events at their semiconductor manufacturing members' site locations, and Savantech will be attending. These events are a great opportunity for the host organisations' employees to meet many of their key suppliers in a single event on-site. As an existing supplier to Lumentum, we are glad to have this opportunity to reconnect with our existing customers within the site and also make new connections in other departments. Not to mention catching up with our fellow supplier organisations and maybe even identifying some collaboration opportunities!

This event happens just as Lumentum Inc. has confirmed that it has completed the purchase of the Caswell site, into which they have injected significant investments over the course of the last 2 years. This is great news for the site and its employees - congratulations to all involved. LinkedIn post here.

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