Topic Virtual Factory: Cloud Based System for Global Manufacturing
and Data Management
Speaker Huy Nguyen and Simon Gonzales
Murata - RF Monolithics, Inc.
Date Thursday, 18 April 2013
Time Social/Networking/Lunch 11:30 AM / Program 12:00-12:45 PM
Location Dell Services2300 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075Cost Cover Includes Lunch
FREE for I&M Members
$5 for IEEE Members, Guests, and non-IEEE members
RSVP Sam Broyles, [masked]
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Topic: Virtual Factory: Cloud Based System for Global Manufacturing and Data Management
With a continued prevalence in offshore electronics manufacturing and globalization of product distribution, methods to control and ensure integrity of such management systems are a challenge for many organizations. In addition, with down-sizing of company resources an alternate approach to design and implement an economical solution is a desirable factor to in order emulate a large scale capability but within the boundaries of a smaller organization. A due diligence of options was analyzed based on multiple criteria of capabilities, security, functionality, and integration time for a virtual factory system that would span several global locations. In addition, a low budget system approach was defined using off the shelf products in order to further this implementation. Last but not least the entire process system was designed with independence of the engineering resources as a stand-alone system that would offer growth and allow alternate users to interface for further enhancements.
Speaker Bio: Simon Gonzales, Executive Director of Operations, Murata - RF Monolithics, Inc.
Simon Gonzales is currently the Executive Director of Operations at RF Monolithics in Dallas Texas, under the parent company of Murata Electronics. He has over 20 years in semiconductor experience working with companies including Motorola, Micron Technologies, and Silterra Malaysia. Simon has held senior leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, new product development and strategic marketing spanning global engagements including Asia, the Americas, and Europe. He has 14 technical publications to his credit including both seminar presentations and trade journals covering process development, assembly, and technology innovation. Simon has also engaged in consulting, including multiple startup business plans, company due diligences, strategic positioning, and most recently a DARPA project for MEMs base probes for neuro-modulation. Simon holds an MBA in Technology Management, MS Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and dual Bachelor’s in Science and Education from Colorado State University.
Speaker Bio: Huy Nguyen, Foundry Engineer, Murata - RF Monolithics, Inc.
Huy Nguyen is currently the Foundry Engineer at RFM in Dallas, Texas, under the parent company of Murata Electronics. He is a young talented professional with passions in innovation and problem-solving. He received his Bachelor (Magna Cum Laude Honor) and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005 and 2008 respectively. From his academic studies and researches, Huy gained proficient knowledge and practical skills in MEMS, RF Microwave Design, Digital Image Processing, Control Theories, and Multi-target Tracking. Entering the workforce with such diverse skill sets, he excelled as a system engineer at Aeroflex and INOVA Geophysical Equipment, working with solution-oriented teams to develop turnkey automated test systems for RFIC chipsets and wireless seismic data acquisition equipments. At RFM, Huy continues to solidify his expertise in RF system integration, developing automated test systems at both wafer probe and final test levels for SAW filters and transceivers. He architects and develops a cloud based system for global manufacturing and data management. His innovative solution was published as a seminar presentation at IMAP Global Business Council: March 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona. Recently, Huy expands his roles to project management and team leadership in managing off-shore manufacturing operations and resources.