Eyelit to Support Rapid Manufacturing Ramp of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Solar Panel Production in First Solar Plant
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Eyelit, Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, life sciences, semiconductor and solar industries announced today that an innovative Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Cell producer has selected Eyelit's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution Suite to reduce time to market of Solar panels.
The solution includes complex tracking of unmarked product (WIP) through a series of containers maintaining full product history. Eyelit's multi-level object-oriented structure is used to track "group" level containers of which lower levels (of product) such as batches and/or lots are contained. Eyelit's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) FactoryConnect middleware allows for easy integration of tools, automation (material handling) and RFID interfaces in much less time than comparable solutions.
Subsequent phases will include integration with Oracle ERP (E-Business Suite) and deployment of Eyelit's Quality Management solution for CAPA and Non-Conformance management.
"Time to market is critical for any manufacturer, but the incredible ramp in the solar industry is proving that the most flexible, fastest to implement MES product suite on the market fits the industry needs like a glove. The Eyelit catalog of products can be deployed faster than any competing solution on the market today, and we've proven that by going from very first meeting to MES and equipment integration Go-live in just ten weeks," stated Dan Estrada VP of Sales and Business Development.
Like the MEMS industry, solar panel manufacturing often has semiconductor front-end like, as well backend (assembly) requirements. The additional need to provide automation and tool connectivity from the start, uniquely positions Eyelit as the ideal solution for solar panel manufacturers looking to gain a competitive advantage and improve time to market at a much lower cost.
Eyelit's solution is flexible and supports various PV cell and module manufacturing styles, be it crystalline silicon based solar cells or alternatives such as glass, plastic or stainless steel based solar cell manufacturing. Wafer to panel, roll/coil to panel, glass to panel processes can be tracked and controlled with Eyelit's software usually in less than Eight weeks. Eyelit's solution allows PV companies to focus on process stability, ramping production and Photovoltaic efficiencies -- not writing shop-floor & automation software.
About Eyelit, Inc. (www.eyelit.com)
Eyelit is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Business Process Management (MES and BPM) solutions for visibility, control and coordination of manufacturing operations for the Aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions including Asset Management, Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain execution, Quality management (CAPA/OCAP) and Business Process Management that enable our customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes. With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven superior innovative technology can deliver quicker time to value. More than 40 leading companies, including Analog Devices, Austria Microsystems, Freescale Semiconductor, Fuji Film, IMT (Innovative Micro Technology), Tower Semiconductor and VTI Technologies rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.