Ichor Systems Ltd is set to attend Semicon Europa next week, November 14th - 17th in Munich, Germany. We will be exhibiting at booth B-143 and will also be hosting our famous whisky tasting event as in years past – see exhibitor list.
When it comes to semiconductor manufacturing equipment obsolescence, there’s no good way to avoid the issue. With the significant expansion of the IoT and MEMS markets as well as the continuation of MtM, the demand for devices on legacy equipment is increasing. Semiconductor fabs using this legacy equipment will inevitably lose part of their supply lines to obsolescence every year.
Equipment and spare parts obsolescence in semiconductor manufacturing stems from a continuous push for higher performance and greater efficiency in an increasingly interconnected world. As technology advances at an accelerating pace, manufacturing managers are always faced with a looming problem of obsolescence. Before their equipment reaches end of life, parts and support are often discontinued for key components of the production line.