Applied Materials just announced that it has been granted a contractto service Fujitsu’s 300mm semiconductor factory in Mie, Japan. Underthe contract, Applied Materials will service 100 chipmaking st ystemsat the plant that use the company’s Applied Performance Service(TM)solution. Applied Materials will also use Applied E3(TM) advancedequipment and process control technology to improve the efficiency andprofitability of the plant as a whole.
“The SoC market requires a high degree of application-specificcustomization, resulting in a constantly changing product mix.Maintaining tight process control on every wafer is critical toprofitability. The Applied Performance Service Program paces serviceand price to actual utilization rates to provide us with committeduptime performance at a low, predictable cost that tracks factoryloading.”