MRO Magazine

Optimal+ Selects HP Vertica to Enable Semiconductor Companies to Harness the Power of Big Data


June 24, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOLON, Israel

Optimal+ today announced that it has selected HP Vertica as the big data platform to provide next-generation Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) for all of its their solutions serving the semiconductor industry. Building on the HP Vertica Analytics Platform, Optimal+ is delivering unprecedented real-time visibility into the global semiconductor supply chain. As a result, companies with internal or external manufacturing operations can aggregate, analyze and act on their global manufacturing data in real-time, finding actionable insights that can drive time-sensitive decisions that will significantly improve yield, productivity and quality.

Currently deployed throughout the global semiconductor supply chain and leading IDMs, Optimal+ solutions create profound insights from the massive amounts of big data generated in manufacturing operations. Optimal+ is the only technology vendor in the semiconductor market segment to have established a global Big Data Highway that seamlessly links decision-makers to every subcon or test floor facility in their enterprise’s extended ecosystem.

The ability to analyze vast amounts of disjointed data from multiple sources without the need to re-aggregate it means that alerts and customized reports on all online data can be requested and delivered within seconds, enabling Optimal+ customers to make business decisions faster than ever before.

“Organizations across the globe need to reduce costs and quickly turn data into business insight by scaling analytics at high speed,” says David Pieterse, GM Big Data Platform – EMEA at HP. “We are pleased that Optimal+ has selected HP Vertica due to its leadership position as a Manufacturing Intelligence solution provider to the semiconductor industry and its roadmap to provide such industry-leading big data solutions to the Electronics and Automotive markets. Optimal+ solutions are driving a major paradigm shift for how companies can achieve extraordinary value from all the data they collect and manage. Dealing with the Optimal+ leadership team was a great pleasure due to their unique vision and professional execution.”

Optimal+ delivers real-time access to diverse supply chain data, offering semiconductor enterprises a compelling alternative for high-level operational decision making such as RMA management, which is becoming a critical issue for many semiconductor vendors. With HP Vertica, customers will be able to leverage their historical RMA data to drive real-time prevention of test escapes that will dramatically improve product quality and reduce future RMAs.

“Our customers are dealing with dramatically increasing volumes of data and rapidly changing demands in manufacturing,” said Michael Schuldenfrei, Chief Technology Officer at Optimal+. “HP Vertica enables us to revolutionize how people manage and gain value from their manufacturing data. The ability to provide a transparent view into cross-facility manufacturing operations – wherever they reside – represents a true paradigm shift for our customers. It ensures that more data derived from more sources is intelligently gathered and acted upon to measurably improve our customer’s business metrics, whether it be yield, quality, productivity or anything in-between.”

About Optimal+

Optimal+ is a global provider of Manufacturing Intelligence software solutions, enabling any semiconductor company to seamlessly aggregate, organize and act upon the global manufacturing and test data generated across their internal and external supply chains to measurably improve yield, quality and productivity. The company’s real-time, big data analytics solutions are deployed in every major foundry and OSAT currently serving the semiconductor ecosystem, processing over 20 billion chips every year on behalf of its customers and is ushering in an era of unprecedented supply chain visibility that translates into strong and measurable ROI.

For more information, visit www.optimalplus.com.

Rainier Communications For Optimal+
Marianne Dempsey, +1 508-475-0025 x 115
mdempsey@rainierco.com