Development of Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT)-A Smart Manufacturing Platform

Yu Chuan Lin, Min Hsiung Hung, Hsien Cheng Huang, Chao Chun Chen, Haw Ching Yang, Yao Sheng Hsieh, Fan Tien Cheng

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As semiconductor manufacturing processes are becoming more and more sophisticated, how to maintain their feasible production yield becomes an important issue. Also, how to build a smart manufacturing platform that can facilitate realizing smart factories is essential and desirable for current manufacturing industries. Aimed at addressing the above-mentioned two issues, in this letter, a five-stage approach for enhancing and assuring yield is proposed. Also, a smart manufacturing platform-Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT) based on Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data analytics, cyber-physical systems, and prediction technologies is designed and implemented to realize the proposed five-stage approach of yield enhancement and assurance. Finally, AMCoT is applied to a bumping process of a semiconductor company in Taiwan to conduct industrial case studies. Testing results demonstrate that AMCoT possesses capabilities of conducting total inspection in production, providing prognosis, and predictive maintenance on equipment, finding the root cause of yield loss, and storing and handling big production data, which as a whole is promising to achieve the goal of zero defects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7932169
Pages (from-to)1809-1816
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence


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