A New Application Platform Serving as a Foundation for Promoting Open Innovation
OYAMA, Japan: July 8, 2015 – Gigaphoton Inc., a leading manufacturer of lithography light sources has announced the launch of REDeeM Cloud™, a new remote laser monitoring solution for Excimer lasers used in semiconductor manufacturing. REDeeM Cloud™ is a highly scalable and customizable solution based on the latest web technologies¾offering an open innovation platform that enables external partners to contribute to its evolution and allow the solution to be tailored to satisfy the specific needs of each user.
Utilizing REDeeM™, the predecessor to REDeeM Cloud™, Gigaphoton was able to realize great reductions in downtime, achieving extraordinarily high uptime ratios averaging 99.8 percent. However, as Moore's law continues to progresses and semiconductor manufacturers seek further cost reductions and miniaturizations, the laser is required to offer an even greater contribution towards maximizing process efficiency and performance. To achieve this, a highly flexible application platform for monitoring and analyzing broader and more detailed laser performance data is necessary. With the introduction of REDeeM Cloud™, users will not only be able to monitor general laser analysis data, but it will also be possible to combine the data with a variety of optional features and hardware to customize the displays and analysis content to match each user’s requirements.
Based on the latest web application technologies and responsive design, the operation of REDeeM Cloud™ is not limited to a specific device, Operating Systems (OS), or screen size. It can be operated using virtually any standard web browser on PCs, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.
Furthermore, as part of Gigaphoton's initiative for promoting open innovation and collaborations, external partners and users will in the future be able to leverage REDeeM Cloud™ as a platform for developing their own unique features, extensions, and user interfaces.
“I am extremely happy that, with an advanced solution such as REDeeM Cloud™, we have been able to take a first step toward realizing our future software development vision," said Hitoshi Tomaru, president and CEO of Gigaphoton. "I am confident that REDeeM Cloud™ will serve as a basis for accelerating our collaborations with external partners and users to deliver solutions that greatly contribute to the semiconductor industry.”
Gigaphoton plans to begin rolling out REDeeM Cloud™to its customers in July.
Since its founding in 2000, Gigaphoton has been developing and supplying user-friendly, high-performance, DUV laser light sources, for leading semiconductor manufacturers throughout Asia and in parts of the United States and Europe.
Gigaphoton is working to be the number one supplier in the world of excellent lithography light sources, which are required for high-volume manufacturing (HVM) in which productivity and cost/effectiveness are important. Always focusing on the needs of the end users, Gigaphoton aims for the best reliability in the world and for customer support that meets global standards in all areas from research and development through manufacturing. For more details please visit: www.gigaphoton.com
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