NXP Uses Automation to Remain Competitive

January 2009
Assembly;Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p38
This article examines the cross-functional product development program and highly automated manufacturing processes used by NXP Semiconductors which are the main factors for its competitiveness. NXP produces nearly a third of all the mobile-phone loudspeakers used worldwide. Aside from lowering labor costs and improving quality, the automated processes of NXP allow it to ramp up assembly of new products much more quickly than is possible when employing hundreds of manual workers who must all be individually trained. INSET: Robots Improve Insert Molding Processes.


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