On Tuesday, May 4th 2021, Teledyne e2v Semiconductors started to upgrade the semiconductor assembly and test clean room at the factory near Grenoble, France. This project is named “GECkO” which stands for “Growth Efficiency by Cleanroom Optimization”.
Teledyne e2v Semiconductors is a manufacturer of high performance & high-reliability electronic components. All products such as microprocessors, data converters, and imagery solutions are marketed worldwide, for industrial, medical, civil and military avionics applications, and space.
The original assembly and test clean room measure 2000 m² and was created in 1989. This upgrade will allow optimizing production flows while enhancing the principle of Lean manufacturing to increase competitiveness. Manufacturers use Lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste, optimize processes, cut costs, and boost innovation based on the understanding of customer needs.
This project will also reduce their environmental impact with an energy-efficient room and will be adaptive in order to prepare for new technologies and offer an improved quality of work-life to employees.
The GECkO project was launched in March 2019 and is a real business project, which includes a multidisciplinary team working in collaborative mode on a 3D model of the future clean room. After elaborating the pre-study, choosing the ideal location and selecting optimal service providers, the works are now starting. They will take place in three phases in order to maintain production and ensure continuous product delivery for all customers. Phase 1, lasting about a year, covers the first half of the new room.
This investment illustrates the confidence placed by the Teledyne group and its desire to develop manufacturing activities on the Grenoble France site.