Valor by Mentor Graphics
SEM has constantly evaluated tools to enhance its ability for early detection of manufacturing issues, a key factor in successful NPI launch. Valor by Mentor Graphics is the top of the line tool for design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for test (DFT) analysis. Valor gives us the ability to evaluate and detect discrepancies in manufacturing and testing processes ahead of the actual run; this is an essential capability in a quick turn NPI environment.
The use of Valor allows us to control all manufacturing activities from a single source of data generation. A single command and control system gives us the ability to reliably control changes in a dynamic NPI environment.
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