Manufacturing Segments & Industries We Serve
Eyelit's software provides fully-integrated, collaborative solutions for companies manufacturing high-tech and nanotechnology products, including semiconductors, batteries, and MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems). These are used in components and sub-assemblies for various high-tech manufacturing industries, including Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Precision Electronic Devices, and Solar.
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Extrusion, Wafer Fabrication, Sort, Dicing, Packaging, Testing, PCB & Components Assembly
- Extrusion of substrate material ingots
- Technologies using Silicon, Compound Silicon carbide (SiC), silicon-on-insulator (SOI), Silicon on sapphire (SOS), Gallium arsenide (GaAs), Germanium (Ge), Indium phosphide (InP)
- Slicing, epitaxial growth layers, fabrication and testing of wafers, stacked wafers, and systems on a chip (SoC)
- Dicing, assembly, testing, and packaging of integrated circuits
- Surface-mount technology (SMT) for printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and testing
Customers fabricate wafers with the expensive process and metrology equipment in cleanrooms ranging from small R&D facilities to large-scale foundry fabs that can cost billions of dollars to outfit and can output as much as millions of dollars of products per day. The tools in different types of fabs are designed for various geometries (75mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 300mm) that can yield up to thousands of die per wafer.
Cost-effective precision manufacturing (including automation) with the highest quality is paramount. Eyelit solutions provide extensive functionality and features to enable customers to efficiently manufacture products with precision-controlled six sigma processes (99.99966% free of defects).
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Slurry Mixing, Electrode Coating, Cell Assembly, Final Sorting & Testing
Eyelit’s software suite supports all facets of battery manufacturing…
Mixing – Eyelit’s batch-tracking, recipe-management, material-traceability, equipment-management, and quality-management combine seamlessly to handle any mixing process. From binder-dissolution and active-material pre-mixing to final slurry mixing and viscosity/solids-content checks, Eyelit controls the whole process. Additionally, any process or quality excursion can be handled dynamically, including notifying QA or Production teams and automatically routing to appropriate rework or viscosity adjustment steps.
Electrode Fabrication – Eyelit handles Electrode Coating, Calendaring, Slitting, and Singulation processes with ease. With numerous split/merge capabilities and consumption controls, Eyelit tracks the full reality of web-breaks, splices, and material consumption through the electrode fabrication process. In addition, Eyelit genealogy/ancestry reports provide clear traceability forward and backward from finished electrodes to the double/single-sided coated rolls, slurry, and foil from which they were made. A robust set of data-collection capabilities along with SPC and tool-run tracking provide numerous options for logging/controlling process-parameters (i.e., drier temperatures) and quality-metrics (i.e., coat-weight and thickness) from both offline and inline (continuous) measurement systems (i.e., inline Beta gauge).
Cell Assembly – From winding & stacking, assembly, and welding (laser & ultrasonic), to filling and sealing or formation and aging, Eyelit can manage all aspects of the cell assembly process. Material-traceability, recipe-management, equipment management, and more can all be brought to bear for unparalleled control of the assembly process. Extensive batch, lot, and component tracking capabilities coupled with tray/carrier-management mean Eyelit can switch back and forth between single-cell tracking and tray/batch-level tracking throughout the cell fabrication process. A variety of timers, notification options, and out-of-the-box reports provide exceptional visibility into the position and status of battery WIP, including physical-location (“In which test rack?”), process-position (“In which formation sub-step?”), and temporal-location (“How long until aging completes?”). Eyelit’s comprehensive automation and integration tools contribute to streamlined user interactions or full-fledged automation.
Sorting & Testing – A flexible equipment-model and tray/carrier-management capability allow Eyelit to keep track of the evolving relationships between cyclers, test-channels, environmental-chambers, test trays/fixtures, and the batteries themselves. Integration with third-party battery test systems (or the cyclers themselves) gives Eyelit access to the critical quality data (capacity, self-discharge, impedance, etc.) used for binning/sorting the final product. Dynamic routing and sampling capabilities can be applied to record and manage sample-based electrical and safety testing (i.e., long-term cycling or short-circuit testing). The sample results can be fed back to accept/reject full batches/groups of cells. Eyelit’s rich feature set offers exceptional control and visibility into any battery sorting and testing process.
Eyelit’s product suite provides the automotive industry and its suppliers with MES and Quality Management solutions suited to meet the challenges they face in today’s increasingly competitive market. Our solutions support the requirements for tracking work in process (WIP) managing inventory, assembly, and quality systems, for a low cost of implementation regardless of the type of manufactured item in the automotive industry. It helps companies comply with IATF 16949 international standards for automotive sector quality management systems. Full forward and reverse traceability enables easy material detection in field recall and quarantine cases.
Eyelit’s solutions enable the competitive edge in helping manufacturers face increasing pressures in electronics production management, shorter product cycles, changes in the complexity of materials, and faster time-to-market delivery.
Digital consumer products such as computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, and LED bulbs all use semiconductors to help us live comfortable lives. Semiconductors underpin the IT infrastructure necessary for maintaining communication networks, a lifeline to businesses. Delivery and transportation services are increasingly dependent upon rapid communication capabilities. Innovation in semiconductor and battery technology is accelerating a host of transformative technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous electric vehicles, and the internet of things (IoT).
Aerospace & Defense
Eyelit’s product suite is uniquely suited to the requirements of manufacturing composite materials and components used in the aerospace and defense industry. Eyelit’s MES and Quality Management System integrates fully with the factory system to provide complete traceability in fabricating raw material from its initial receipt to finished MIL-STD sub-assemblies.
Aircraft manufacturers are upgrading and modernizing their products, focusing on environmental responsibility and helping people fly safely. Light advanced systems, and display screens, are required to increase fuel savings and lower emissions. The defense industry needs failsafe electronics for its missions. High-reliability semiconductors and MEMs devices offer robust performance in extreme and harsh environments for mission-critical applications, including avionic systems, satellites, combat vehicles, data display systems, sensors, guidance control, and night vision.
The global need for clean and ubiquitous power sources is driving the mass delivery of products that generate electricity. Photonics and solar-industry manufacturing firms realize the benefits of Eyelit’s single-source MES and Quality Management solution, which can be rapidly implemented economically.
With increasing pressure for solar manufacturers to fulfill demand and bring new products to market in a timely way, Eyelit’s solution meets their stringent needs for equipment maintenance management for overall equipment effectiveness, speed, and automation. Eyelit’s automation software enables the solar industry’s current and emerging leaders to ramp production and lower costs internally and with their customers.
Today, semiconductors and MEMs are an integral component of many medical devices used in patients, hospitals, and doctors’ offices. Any medical device requiring power depends on them to operate safely and flawlessly. These products provide operations control, data processing and storage, input and output management, sensing, wireless connectivity, and power management.
Heart pacemakers and ventilators must not fail, and wearable medical technology is increasingly vital for remote patient monitoring. The elderly population with underlying health conditions also relies on devices like hearing aids to stay informed and safe.
Semiconductors, MEMS, and optical devices have been crucial for a wide array of essential life-saving equipment and critical infrastructure for improving health care in general.
Accurate and timely testing with medical imaging instruments is vital in assessing risk and determining treatment needs for the public. Temperature screenings commonly rely on thermal cameras or forehead infrared thermometers containing sensors and chips for digital readings. Handheld ultrasound devices now use semiconductors, significantly reducing the cost and improving performance with vastly more affordable and efficient technologies to assess internal injuries in patients.