Case: Atmel

Atmel Uses Predisys

Atmel North Tyneside uses Predisys™ Manufacturing Analytical Suite to Monitor Manufacturing Performance and Analysis Portal to Facilitate Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

Espoo, August 30th, 2007 -- Predisys Inc, a leading global Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence and Engineering Analytics vendor, announced today that Atmel North Tyneside, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, non-volatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components has agreed to use Predisys™ Manufacturing Analytical Suite to increase Atmel’s capability to drive continuous improvement.

Ascari, distributor of Predisys™ Manufacturing Analytical Suite in the UK implemented the system using Predisys™ Manufacturing Analytical Suite.

“We chose the solution from Predisys because it can be integrated seamlessly into our existing Manufacturing Execution System,” said Iain Docherty, Atmel’s Engineering Group Leader. “The large volumes of data that are generated from our complex manufacturing process are summarized into process capability and stability. This allows us to rapidly react to any deviations and address issues before they affect our customers. Another advantage of Ascari’s implementation skills coupled with the Predisys technology is the fact that huge volumes of data can be analyzed in a matter of a few seconds. Speaking as a Process Engineer, this is critical for identifying improvements we can make to our manufacturing processes. The next step for us is to incorporate postproduction test data into the system to allow us to correlate production and test data within the same system. Although we already do this, the capability to do it within the same system will give us a much faster analytical capability. Engineers can concentrate on using the data rather than having to go and find it.”

“Operational and Manufacturing Performance Management is critical to companies such as Atmel” stated Tim Matsell, Director of Solutions Delivery at Ascari.  “Using a fully supported platform from Microsoft and incorporating the advanced technology from Predisys has allowed us to deliver an intranet based portal that Atmel can not only utilize immediately but can build on in the future.  One of the key drivers for implementing technology like this is to allow the research and development functions in the business to have instant access to the manufacturing, test and assembly data thus allowing products to be brought to market with much quicker implementation times.  Companies like Atmel who are moving towards this will be the winners”.

“I am extremely proud having another industry leader, Atmel, as our customer. Combining our next generation product suite with our partner Ascari’s professional implementation skills, I can be sure that our customers in UK are in the winning team”, says Ari Pihjavesi, CEO of Predisys, Inc.

About Predisys

Predisys, Inc. specializes in developing web-centric software technology for enhancing production visibility across the organization and for bridging Product Development and Manufacturing using live Product Quality information. Predisys™ Manufacturing Analytical Suite is the company's flagship solution combining tools for managing and harvesting data with powerful statistical analysis and reporting of vast amounts of production data within an enterprise wide Microsoft SharePoint Portal platform.