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INFICON Introduces SmartFDC™ Machine Learning Anomaly Detection System

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INFICON, a leading provider of manufacturing software and hardware solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, is proud to announce the release of the SmartFDC Machine Learning Anomaly Detection System. SmartFDC uses Machine Learning (ML) to empower process and equipment engineers with easy-to-use tools to reduce product risk and rapidly resolve production issues while automatically providing Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) coverage. Engineers of all skill levels have access to the automated and easy to interpret ML analysis results that provides a reduction in the time to detect inline issues and diagnose excursions identified by the system.

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INFICON SmartFDC™ Machine Learning Anomaly Detection System empowers process and equipment engineers with easy-to-use tools to reduce product risk and rapidly resolve production issues while automatically providing Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) coverage. (Graphic: Business Wire)

SmartFDC reduces Fault Detection implementation time, maximizes detection capabilities, and provides powerful analytical tools to engineers of all skill levels. Its ML algorithm automatically learns the processes that run on the equipment with no additional setup or configuration, meaning that every tool and chamber is monitored from the moment the system is enabled. While the system fine tunes the learning, engineers are provided insight into the processes and equipment that enhance their ability to identify and troubleshoot issues.

INFICON’s modular SmartFDC also augments traditional FDC systems by merging Machine Learning and engineering experience into a single intuitive platform. Its architecture enables factories to augment existing 3rd party FDC systems, including the INFICON FabGuard® FDC System, with ML capabilities that can target specific process areas or broadly cover the entire facility. This enables factories to easily ramp implementation and add capabilities based upon specific needs without requiring significant changes to existing data collection or excursion detection infrastructure, thereby further simplifying the deployment.

For more information or to request a demonstration, please see us at https://ims.inficon.com


INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are also essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit www.inficon.com.

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Naomi Kissel-Johns
Marketing Communications Manager