Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

COMPANY: Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: Austin, TX
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Electronics and semiconductors
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Power management solutions, microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, radio frequency semiconductors, analog and mixed signal circuits, software technologies
NAME OF PROJECT: Advanced Intelligent Manufacturing (AIM)
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To use advanced information technology to significantly improve manufacturing efficiency and boost gross margin by attacking productivity, yield, and scrap
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: N/A
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Advanced process control allows engineers to see beyond statistical process control and track drifts in processes; able to detect corrupt recipes before wafer processing; optimized equipment maintenance schedules, processes, and strategies. Investment was $39.9 million; ROI $103 million