Fujitsu has begun the verification of IoT-based visualization system at Intel’s semiconductor factory in Malaysia. The new system can visually capture the operational status of its semiconductor production lines and environmental data like power and water usage. It integrates FUJITSU Business Application Intelligent Dashboard with Intel’s IoT Gateway and FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 IoT Platform.
The collaboration between Fujitsu and Intel began in May 2015 and as a part of the first phase, a field trial was launched to increase efficiency and improve visibility into the factory’s manufacturing process. Now with the second phase, Fujitsu is verifying the system in Intel’s factory by using IoT to render visibility regarding the overall status of the factory.
The system makes use of Intel-based IoT Gateway to gather a variety of environmental data from electricity and water meters as well as from temperature and humidity sensors. This information alongside the operational status data from the semiconductor production lines is centralized and managed in the K5 IoT platform service.
IoT-Based Visualisation System Explained through Diagram (Image Courtesy: Fujitsu)
From this data, the system visualizes important management indicators like energy usage and related costs and the capacity utilization of manufacturing equipment through the Intelligent Dashboard. This provides a cohesive data display and aids in checking daily energy usage, thereby facilitating the implementation of timely policies.
Moreover, the visualization of semiconductor manufacturing lines would help in rendering a real-time view of the operational status of equipment throughout the factory, helping management to rapidly implement countermeasures in production lines facing problems.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries.
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