Mar 16, 2021

HPE helps Nanya to boost manufacturing productivity

HPE
Nanya
SmartManufacturing
AI
Georgia Wilson
2 min
Smart Manufacturing
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) helps Nanya Technology Corporation (Nanya) boost its manufacturing productivity...

Nanya Technology Corporation (Nanya) - the fourth largest manufacturer of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) - has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Ezmeral Container Platform.

In selecting HPE’s platform, Nanya will continue its improvement of its production yield, quality and cost by accelerating the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) projects in its fabs.

In selecting HPE’s Ezmeral Container Platform, Nanya’s data scientists can instantly set up, test and deploy new AI use cases driving process improvements across its production processes, advancing the company’s smart manufacturing strategy.

Why Nanya selected HPE’s Ezmeral Container Platform

Committed to continuous improvement to exceed customer requirements, Nanya’s DRAM technology plays a vital role in many smart devices. The company uses AI and advanced analytics as a strategic method to detect deficiencies, prevent failures, and automate processes in its Taiwan fabs.

In recent months, Nanya has been increasing its use of AI, While this has increased the sophistication and scale of its analytics, it has also increased its complexity. To centralise and simplify its processes for its data scientists, Nanya selected the HPE Ezmeral Container Platform.

In doing so, the platform provides unique capabilities to deploy and operate AI and analytics workloads, as well as consolidate its Kubernetes environment, and execute its smart manufacturing strategy to advance its operational effectiveness and its competitive edge.

“The HPE Ezmeral portfolio plays an essential role in our edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service strategy to help our clients turn data into insights and outcomes faster. We are excited to help Nanya Technology Corporation advance its continuous-improvement approach by accelerating the application of AI in its DRAM production,” commented Jon Wang, Managing Director Taiwan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Jun 16, 2021

Fluent.ai x BSH: Voice Automating the Assembly Line

Fluentai
BSH
AI
Technology
2 min
Fluent.ai and BSH announce plans to bring speech-to-intent AI to the assembly line that will increase factory efficiency and improve worker ergonomics

Coming soon, Fluent.ai will deploy its voice recognition solutions in one of BSH’s German factories. BSH leads the market in producing connected appliances—its brands include Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, NEFF, and Thermador, and with this new partnership, the company intends to cut transition time in its assembly lines. 

 

According to BSH, voice automation will yield 75%-100% efficiency gains—but it’s the collaboration between the two companies that stands out. ‘After considering 11 companies for this partnership, we chose Fluent.ai because of their key competitive differentiators’, explained Ion Hauer, Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen.

 

What Sets Fluent.ai Apart? 

After seven years of research, the company developed a wide range of artificial intelligence (AI) software products to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) expand their services. Three key aspects stood out to BSH, which operates across the world and in unique factory environments.  

 

  • Robust noise controls. The system can operate even in loud conditions. 
  • Low latency. The AI understands commands quickly and accurately. 
  • Multilingual support. BSH can expand the automation to any of its 50+ country operations. 

 

How Voice Automation Works

Instead of pressing buttons, BSH factory workers will now be able to speak into a headset fitted with Fluent.ai’s voice recognition technology. After uttering a WakeWord, workers can use a command to start assembly line movement. As the technology is hands-free, workers benefit from less physical strain, which will both reduce employee fatigue and boost line production. 

 

‘Implementing Fluent’s technology has already improved efficiencies within our factory, with initial implementation of the solution cutting down the transition time from four seconds to one and a half”, said Markus Maier, Project Lead at the BSH factory. ‘In the long run, the production time savings will be invaluable’. 

 

Future Global Adoption 

In the coming years, BSH and Fluent.ai will continue to push for artificial intelligence on factory lines, pursuing efficiency, ergonomics, and a healthy work environment. ‘We started with Fluent.ai on one factory assembly line, moved to three, and [are now] considering rolling the technology out worldwide’, said Maier. 

 

Said Probal Lala, Fluent.ai’s CEO: ‘We are thrilled to be working with BSH, a company at the forefront of innovation. Seeing your solution out in the real world is incredibly rewarding, and we look forward to continuing and growing our collaboration’. 

 

 

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