Tarasemi, as a trusted intermediary in the semiconductor industry, was tasked with overseeing a substantial equipment transfer of an ASML PAS5500/300C between a top-tier fabrication unit (fab) in the USA and a prominent government research institute in India.
The project's complexity was multi-faceted. It wasn't just a matter of transporting equipment. The endeavour demanded meticulous inspection, de-installation, refurbishment to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications, re-installation, and comprehensive training, all while maintaining open lines of communication at every stage.
- Appointment of a Dedicated Project Manager: To ensure cohesive management, a specialized project manager was designated to supervise the entire operation from inception to completion.
- Initial Stages in the U.S.:
- Inspection: A thorough examination of the equipment was conducted to document its condition and functionality.
- De-installation and Removal: The equipment was systematically de-installed and prepped for transit.
- Shipping to Refurbishment Lab: The dismantled equipment was safely shipped to a dedicated refurbishment laboratory.
- Refurbishment Phase:
- Restoration to OEM Specifications: Experts restored the equipment, ensuring it met or exceeded original factory specifications.
- Testing: Post-refurbishment, the equipment underwent rigorous tests to ascertain its optimal functionality.
- Dismantling and Packaging: Once certified for performance, it was again dismantled and packaged securely for its journey to India.
- Transition to India:
- Shipping and Import: With all necessary customs and logistics sorted, the equipment was shipped to India.
- Installation: Upon arrival, our team managed the installation process within the Indian research institute's fab.
- Powering and Further Testing: To ensure a smooth start, the equipment was powered on and underwent another series of tests to ensure seamless integration with the institute's existing infrastructure.
- Training: A crucial aspect of the project was empowering the institute's engineers with the knowledge to operate the equipment efficiently. Intensive training sessions were organized to impart hands-on experience and understanding.
- Constant Communication: Throughout each phase, the project manager maintained transparent communication with both parties, providing real-time updates and support, ensuring no detail was overlooked.
- After-Sales Support: After the successful installation and integration of the equipment, Tarasemi provided a robust after-sales support system, including a comprehensive warranty covering parts and labour.
The project, thanks to meticulous planning and execution, was a resounding success. The research institute in India benefited from top-tier equipment refurbished to OEM standards, while the U.S. fab was assured of the equipment's respectful and optimized repurposing.
Through its expertise, commitment to excellence, and emphasis on transparent communication, Tarasemi proved that even the most intricate projects could be executed flawlessly, reinforcing its position as a leading intermediary in the semiconductor industry.