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Ares ciMes solution helps accelerate manufacturing efficiency for China display maker

Ares International Corp. officially signed a contract for introducing its ciMes (Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Manufacturing Execution System) with Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) Co., LTD, a 100%-owned China-based subsidiary of Prime View International (PVI), the largest Taiwan-based small- to medium-size panel maker, at the beginning of 2008 to realize product precision manufacturing and effective quality control at Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou).

Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) needs strong cost control power, first-class quality and top-level delivery promise to stand firm in the global IT OEM industry. Meanwhile, being a high-tech manufacturing enterprise, the company especially emphasizes IT system applications and has been eying the MES project after launching its ERP system.

Therefore, Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) has spent more than one year to collect its system needs, search for service providers, make schedules for project direction, etc. After comparing the software functions, technical stability and the professional ability of project teams, Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) has chosen Ares ciMes solution.

Since Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) has a sound information system base, the ciMes implementation will be adopted in a once-and-for-all whole-module way to construct a complete manufacturing process control. After the project is completed, the core business process flow of enterprise production such as order, supplier, material control, production, equipment maintenance and quality control can be integrated. Real-time information on the production line is precisely transferred via web or other means to users for them to monitor. When emergency events occur at the production side, the system can help offering on-site emergency situation data while notifying users with the highest speed.

Furthermore, as Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) has to deal with complicated procedures for its production, ciMes can offer effective control over various abnormal operational situations. With the sound production order made possible by ciMes, Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) can see reduced production cycle time and number of Work In Process (WIP), improved ability to deliver on time, better quality, lower production costs and better profitability.

Established in 2002 with a total capital of US$183.5 million, Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) houses an LCD module (LCM) and electronic paper (e-paper) manufacturing base. The base started first-phase test run in November 2002, with its second fab and third fab entering production in June 2004 and May 2005, respectively, at a respective monthly capacity of one million units. Its fourth-phase production started in June 2006 at a 1.6 million-unit monthly capacity. Besides mainly producing small- to medium-size (smaller than 10.4 inches) LCD modules, the company also started volume producing e-paper products in 2006, passing verification from Sony and Amazon and becoming the sole supplier of e-books globally.

Meanwhile, the capital of Transcend Optronics (Yangzhou) jumped from 820 million Yuan in 2004 to 2.8 billion Yuan to 2006, with major clients including major international companies such as Sony, Foxconn, HannStar Display. Matushita Electronic Industrial, Truly Semiconductors and LG.Philips LCD.

Note: Ares International Corp. has been established for nearly 30 years, providing professional manufacturing management information system software and specializes in developing product technologies and system integration. Ares has earned a strong foothold in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (MIS) and MES areas for ten years, offers high-quality information service and has passed the CMMI L3 certification. Ares has strong project integration management ability, quality assurance ability, development and maintenance ability as well as the most complete consultant team. Ares ciMes solution has complete functions and modules while featuring advantages such as “flexible structure”, “reasonable pricing” and “nearby service”. Existing clients include AU Optronics (AUO), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC), Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC), Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS), APTOS Corporation, HeJian Technology, Topsun Optronics Inc., Chi Mei Materials Technology Corp. (CMMT), Luxxon, Optodisc Technology Corporation, Sintek Photronic, Allied Integrated Patterning Corp. (AIPC), ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (ChipMOS), Princeton Technology Corp., Micro Silicon Elecs. Corp. (MSEC), United Microdisplay Optronics (UMO), STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor Corporation, Truly Semiconductors, Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation, etc. Ares has earned abundant factory experiences when serving its clients. In addition, with strengths in areas such as ERP, eHR and BI, Ares fully considers the integration of each information system when introducing ciMes for its clients and has won great trust from them.