Despite the disruptions brought about by COVID-19 globally, Automotive Technology is still progressing in leaps and bounds, especially in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. Latest research from Statista shows the adoption rates of EV projected to reach 30% of total market share by Year 2030, and driving the power electronics market with 6% CAGR till year 2023.
This is a good sign for the demand in automotive components but automotive industry quality remains of utmost importance, with 100% inspection of all products as the norm, and a drive toward the goal of zero defective parts per million (zero DPPM). Current quality assurance approaches in the industry are becoming challenging, especially with the impact of COVID-19. It is currently heavily dependent on human inspection, with variations in judgement standards between human operators, not to mention factors such as fatigue, making DPPM increasingly difficult to achieve.
The latest AOI system from ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. (ASMPT) can enable the automotive industry to achieve zero DPPM. The system's Optical Inspection and Quality Assurance (QA) functions provide accurate detection capability using Artificial Intelligence technology to augment the rule-based algorithms used by AOI solutions. This blends the advantages of machine accuracy and consistency with the powerful flexibility of human decision-making. In this regard, ASMPT's blended approach is unique.
With a full multitude of process features available to monitor and optimize every process and piece of equipment automatically, a truly "Lights Out" production floor vision can be realized. ASMPT views these developments as part of the overall momentum in the industry toward an Industry 4.0 future, astutely marrying leading-edge equipment with intelligent, responsive software to provide a complete solution to secure the 'Holy Grail' of zero DPPM.
ASM Pacific Technology
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