Case: Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. Applied Materials technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.

Applied Materials is implementing Predisys Analytical Suite, an advanced statistical process control solution across their enterprise to help continuously monitor and improve manufacturing quality at their own factories and across their global supply chain. Applied Material's 'plan is to use this solution to employ SPC to reduce variance and scrap while improving overall yield and quality.

The system was initially deployed to improve visibility and control of their supplier’s production processes. This subsequently led to a decision to introduce the solution to monitor and control process at Applied Material's own global factories.