Eyelit's Award-Winning Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) Software and SYSTEMA's Equipment Integration Suite Selected by CEA-Leti, Grenoble for Use in Semiconductor Manufacturing


CEA-Leti Sale Continues Eyelit's Global Expansion in the Factory Automation, MES Software, and Semiconductor Markets

TORONTO - Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today that CEA-Leti, the French nanoelectronics Research & Development plant, has purchased Eyelit's manufacturing software suite, including Eyelit MES, SPC, Asset Management, Quality Management and SYSTEMA's Equipment Integration Suite, to support semiconductor and MEMS production in its facilities in Grenoble, France.

CEA-Leti choose Eyelit's partner, SYSTEMA GmbH, to develop and deliver solutions that enable the seamless integration of Eyelit's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) & Statistical Processing Control (SPC) with SYSTEMA's Equipment Integration Framework, for a highly integrated Manufacturing Execution and Automation System.

"We wanted a solution that we felt could handle our production volumes and provide a flexible data model for our facilities. We were also looking for a modular system that we could easily add features to, such as SPC and equipment management, without time consuming customizations. It was also important for us to have an experienced European integrator with the capabilities of SYSTEMA. We've worked with and reviewed other solutions and concluded that Eyelit was the best solution," said Elke Chollet, MES project manager at CEA-Leti.

"Working in close cooperation with Eyelit, SYSTEMA GmbH is looking forward to providing CEA-Leti with a highly integrated manufacturing solution for their semiconductor and MEMS factories in Grenoble, France. Our business domain expertise and proven system solutions for the semiconductor and PV industry, coupled with Eyelit's industry leading MES, will be a key differentiator for our customers' quest in driving down manufacturing cost, without compromising quality, flexibility and speed," said Manfred Austen, SYSTEMA's CEO.

"CEA-Leti is known for technology innovation in many areas. They combine R&D as well as 24 by 7 production in 300 and 200mm front-end processing, back-end processing, MEMS processing, solar and OLED technologies. CEA-Leti selected Eyelit and Systema after a detailed and rigorous selection process. With their complex and diverse processing technologies, it is further validation of the flexibility and capability of Eyelit's solution," stated Dan Estrada, Eyelit's Vice-President of Sales and Business Development

About Eyelit Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit Inc. is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management (MES and QMS) 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 (Semi E10, SEMI PV2-0709), Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain Management, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC/APC/RMA), and Business Process Management, that enables its customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes. With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven that superior innovative technology can increase efficiency and value. More than 40 leading companies, including Ascent Solar, austriamicrosystems, CaliSolar, CEA-Leti, Deutsche Solar, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Innovalight, Nemotek, Sematech, Solyndra, Tower Semiconductor, Umicore, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About SYSTEMA GmbH (www.systemagmbh.de)

SYSTEMA GmbH is a recognized leader in manufacturing system integration for the semiconductor and PV industry. Our innovative products and services enable our customers to quickly and cost effectively integrate, automate and optimize their production systems from Equipment Integration to Manufacturing Execution System to Enterprise Resource Planning. SYSTEMA'S product and service portfolio are built within a Service Oriented Architecture, using industry standard and Open Source technology stacks. Our solutions have a proven track record to significantly reduce IT's TCO, manufacturing operating cost, and help avoid capital expenditure while maintaining the system flexibility required in today's ever changing business environment. SYSTEMA customers like Global Foundries, Hewlett Packard, Solyndra, Infineon, Siltronics, BOSCH and Deutsche Solar span the globe and are technology leaders within their field. SYSTEMA GmbH is headquartered in Dresden Germany with offices and partners in the USA and Asia.

About CEA-Leti (www.leti.fr)

CEA is a French Research and Technology Organization, with activities in three main areas: Energy, Technologies for Information and Healthcare, and Defence and Security. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti) works with companies in order to increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. Leti is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology and healthcare or photonics. Nanoelectronics and Microsystems (MEMS) are at the core of its activities. As a major player in the MINATEC® excellence center, Leti operates 8,000-m2 state-of-the-art clean rooms, on 24/7 mode, on 200mm and 300mm wafer standards. With 1,200 employees, Leti trains more than 150 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies. Strongly committed to the creation of value for the industry, Leti puts a strong emphasis on intellectual property and owns more than 1,400 patent families. For more information, visit www.leti.fr

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