Optimized business processes through holistic measurement and process data management

Five international locations and 60 measurement systems have been connected to the EXASOL data management system. Semikron uses the collected data mainly for quality assurance and control in its production processes.

  • About Semikron

    About Semikron

    Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG is a lea-ding manufacturer of power semiconductors. The third generation family-run business was established in 1951 and has its head office in Nuremberg, Germany. A workforce of 3,900 manufactures and develops both standard power semiconductor components and custom-specific systems and solutions such as transistors, control systems, special cooling solutions for systems, condensers and application-specific controller software at ten production sites and 36 companies around the globe.

    According to IMS, a primary market research institute, the electronics specialist is the market leader in the field of diode and thyristor semi-conductor modules, holding a 30% share of the global market.

    Industry:Semi-conductors
    Application:Measurement and process data analytics
    Database:EXASOL, Microsoft MSSQL
    BI tool:Own application
    ETL tool:Microsoft Integration Services, Plain SQL Scripts
  • The initial situation

    The initial situation

    In 2007, Semikron recognized 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.

  • The solution

    The solution

    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 the project ended. To date, five international locations and 60 measurement systems have been connected to the EXASOL data management system. Semikron uses the collected data mainly for quality assurance and control in its production processes.