PRI Automation and Consilium Partner to Provide Seamless Software Control for Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities.BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 1997--PRI Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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PRIA Private Attributes ), a global leader in providing full-factory automation systems for semiconductor manufacturers, announced today that it has partnered with Consilium, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIM CSIM Community Sea Ice Model
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PRI's TransNet(TM) is a tightly integrated suite of material-control software products that runs PRI's full-factory automation systems. Consilium's Manufacturing Execution System –
Manufacturing execution system (MES) describes a set of integrated functions within a packaged software system or it can also describe the accumulated functionality within the production management infrastructure of a manufacturing or production company. , WorkStream DFS (Distributed File System) An enhancement to Windows NT/2000 and 95/98 that allows files scattered across multiple servers to be treated as a single group. With Dfs, a network administrator can build a hierarchical file system that spans the organization's LANs and is a market leading MES (Manufacturing Execution Software) Software that provides real time access to plant activities that include equipment, labor, orders and inventory. An MES integrates the data with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems so that management has complete control of System that controls the overall operation of factories in the semiconductor industry. The integration of the TransNet product suite with Consilium's products substantially reduces the risk and cost normally associated with a factory integration project. As the partnership continues, the companies will market these certified solutions to their customers.
"These technology integration partnerships demonstrate PRI's commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services," said Mike Bugda, PRI product manager of software products. "By working together, PRI and Consilium will offer fab managers a pre-tested, integrated, standardized solution (Chem.) a solution which is used as a reagent, and is of a known and standard strength; specifically, a normal solution, containing in each cubic centimeter as many milligrams of the element in question as the number representing its atomic weight; thus, a normal solution of silver for material-handling control, thus reducing the risks normally associated with software integration."
"We welcome this partnership with PRI, a recognized leader in factory automation, as it will allow us to provide our customers with a seamlessly integrated system to have fabs up and running more quickly and will improve overall factory efficiency," said Ed Norton, president of Consilium's Semiconductor Group.
About PRI Automation
PRI Automation, Inc., headquartered in Billerica, Mass., is the leading U.S. supplier of factory automation systems that serve the needs of large, mid-sized and specialty semiconductor manufacturers. The company combines advanced robotics technology with material handling software to automate the complex processes of integrated circuit manufacturing. PRI's systems--which include overhead monorails, wafer stockers, reticle ret·i·cle
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[Latin r stockers, material control software, and factory simulation and other services--maximize wafer yield and equipment utilization in a wide range of semiconductor manufacturing environments, while providing efficient work-in-process logistics to optimize manufacturing throughput. The company currently has more than 1,600 systems, including over 30 full-fab automation systems, installed at approximately 100 locations worldwide.
Consilium is the leading independent supplier of integrated MES software and services, servicing both the discrete and batch-process manufacturing industries with its WorkStream DFS and FlowStream product lines. The company's large installed base of WorkStream DFS software positions it as a leading provider of MES to the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. -0-
TransNet is a trademark of PRI Automation. WorkStream DFS is a trademark of Consilium, Inc.
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