CyberOptics Enables Connectivity in the IoT World
In a recent on-camera interview at Semicon West 2016, Philip Stoten speaks with Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO of CyberOptics and explores two new product launches and the latest trends and demands resulting from IoT.
The next generation Auto Multi Sensor (AMS) which includes leveling, vibration and humidity for the first time, combined with wireless measurement technology that CyberOptics has always been known for, is available in wafer or reticle form factor in 150mm to 300mm sizes. Many of CyberOptics’ customers can now utilize more tools in a single hybrid product to save time and receive data faster.
Also newly released is the second iteration of Airborne Particle Sensors (APS) which now allows large particle sensing capabilities (.5-30 micron).
One of the biggest trends presented and talked about during the show was IoT and connected tests, and having a feedback loop in the manufacturing environment.
By definition, the internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. CyberOptics recognizes this demand, as Dr. Kulkarni points out:
We are a sensor company and one of the drivers for our IoT is really the ability of sensors to detect things so we are right in that trend right now. Basically we are enabling companies for IoT to happen. So we are giving the customers data on whatever type of things whether it is leveling, vibration, gapping, teaching, particles or now humidity. We are enabling them to get the data and correlate it with other things that may be happening in their fab that they are not aware of. We are one of the enablers of the connectivity in the IoT world.
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