Semikron Elektronik was founded in 1951 and is a leader in the field of semiconductors. The third-generation, family-run business has its head office in Nuremberg. A workforce of 3,900 manufactures and develops both standard power semiconductor components and custom-specific systems and solutions such as transistors or capacitors at ten production sites and 36 companies around the globe.
The initial situation
In 2007, Semikron recognised the need to establish a flexible system solution for its special field of measurement data archiving to ensure efficient storage, analysis and traceability of its measurement data. Concrete customer requirements were also made of data archiving within the scope of new contracts. The project had the aim to archive all quality-relevant key performance indicators on the products sold during the prescribed storage periods.
All measurement systems in Germany and Slovakia were connected over the course of 2010. Subsequent systems then followed in the course of standard operations after conclusion of the project. To date, five international locations and 60 measurement systems have been connected to the EXASOL datamanagement system. Semikron uses the collected data mainly for quality assurance and control in its production processes.