Technology Features & Specifications
The technology is a seamless integration of IoT & data analytics, process-oriented simulation, AI & metaheuristic, cloud computing & parallel processing. It supports the decision making and provides intelligent guidance to the job processing sequence, tool maintenance schedules and spare parts inventory control in the production environment. The approach is designed totackle problems with complex real world dynamics. Specifically, it can be applied in conjunction with a massively parallel computing strategy to solve large-scale job scheduling challenges in wafer fabrication plants. The optimisation engine uses matheuistics approach to reduce the highly complex, multi-objectives and multi-variables schedule planning problem to a mathematical form that is amenable to a parallel solution finding process. The novel approach has been demonstrated on the scheduling of furnaces for either diffusion, photolithography, etching, deposition or a combination of processes in a wafer fab.
The technology has been demonstrated for job processing sequence, tool maintenance schedules and spare parts inventory control in the semiconductor industry.Currently, theresearch is extending toapplications in the smart pharmacy of Hospitals and aerospace companies.The targeted users are the firms which have the demand on reducing manpower through robotic solutions as well as the firms which have considerable investment on robotics, but with limited return on the productivity improvement, such as the semiconductor industry.
Thesolutions can boost productivity, drive revenue growth, attract investment, reduce labor requirement and create knowledge-based high pay jobs in Singapore.