Semiconductor vendors implement RosettaNet

RosettaNet Inc. on Wednesday announced at its Semiconductor Manufacturing Board Meeting that a Work-in-Process (WIP) Milestone has been implemented at 10 semiconductor and high tech companies.

RosettaNet's 2001 Milestone Program is designed to enhance supply chain collaboration across information technology, electronic components and semiconductor manufacturing sectors of the high-tech industry.

WIP enables automated, near real-time communications between manufacturing partners and their suppliers and customers, according to David Kraemer, a vice president at RosettaNet, in Santa Ana, California.

"Most of the Internet-based activity has been around the selling aspect, which means orders," Kraemer said. He continued that with this recent implementation, RosettaNet is extending the standards from sales to manufacturing.

"Now companies can extend RosettaNet to their supply chains and have a seamless interface, internally and externally, to provide real-time status and availability to their partners," he said.

Using RosettaNet, the companies created a 'digital dialogue' between trading partners about the production status of components, thereby enabling the companies to better plan internal operations, decrease operating and inventory costs, and improve cycle times, according to RosettaNet.

Among the 10 customers using the technology are Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Amkor Technology, and Winbond Electronic.

The project took about seven months from the time the companies committed to the solution until now, said Chris Carfi, a director of product marketing for San Diego-based Peregrine Systems. Carfi said that five of the ten companies use Peregrine software to achieve the WIP Milestone.

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