Company: Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Headquarters: Austin, TX
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Electronics and semiconductors
Primary Product Line: Power management solutions, microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, radio frequency semiconductors, analog and mixed signal circuits, software technologies
Name of Project: Advanced Intelligent Manufacturing (AIM)
Project Objective: To use advanced information technology to significantly improve manufacturing efficiency and boost gross margin by attacking productivity, yield, and scrap
Technologies Employed: N/A
Accomplishments/ROI: Advanced process control allows engineers to see beyond statistical process control and track drifts in processes; able to detect corrupt recipes before wafer processing; optimized equipment maintenance schedules, processes, and strategies. Investment was $39.9 million; ROI $103 million