Teledyne e2v Semiconductors begins cleanroom upgrade

The UK-based company has launched the upgrade work of its semiconductors assembly and test cleanroom at the factory in France

Teledyne e2v Semiconductors, a manufacturer of electronic components, has launched the upgrade work of its semiconductors assembly and test cleanroom at the factory near Grenoble, France.

This project is named "GECkO" which stands for "Growth Efficiency by Cleanroom Optimisation".

The actual assembly and test cleanroom measures 2000 sqm and was created in 1989. This upgrade will allow optimisation of production flows, while enhancing the principle of lean manufacturing to increase competitiveness. Manufacturers use lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste, optimise processes, cut costs, and boost innovation based on the understanding of customer needs.

This project will also reduce the company's 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.

GECkO cleanroom

The GECkO project was launched in March 2019 and includes a multidisciplinary team working in collaborative mode on a 3D model of the future cleanroom.

After designing the pre-study, choosing the ideal location and selecting optimal service providers, the work is now starting.

The work will take place in three phases in order to maintain production and ensure continuous product delivery for all customers. Phase 1 will last about a year, covering 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. All products such as microprocessors, data converters, and imagery solutions are marketed worldwide, for industrial, medical, civil and military avionics applications, and space.