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IEG DFSS/TRIZ Projects in TFTLCD Industry



Project company 1: An enterprise

Company background

The enterprise is a high-tech enterprise specializing in production and operation of LCD and LCM. With more than 20 years of development, it now has become a large public listed company integrating LCD R&D, design, production, sales and service. It has STN-LCD, CSTN-LCD, TFT-LCD and CF production line and module plants. Its marketing network is all over the world and its products are widely used for mobile phones, MP3/MP4, car monitor, instruments, household appliances and other fields. It is among the forefront of domestic industry in respect of technological level, product quality, product grade and market share etc, now it has been a leading enterprise in small and medium display field.
 
Promotion reason of DFSS/TRIZ: in order to meet the stricter customer requirements for smart phones, reduce development process and improve product quality, realize the goal of becoming an high-tech, high benefit and international modern large enterprise group.

Project summary:
1. Project duration: 2012 ~
2. Trainee quantity: 60 persons (including Phase II)
3. Project achievement:
  3.1: Financial benefit of the project: about US$ 16M in total (new products)
  3.2: Development time of new products: be reduced by about 1.8 months on average
  3.3: BOM cost: be reduced by 18.5% on average
3.4: Process yield: be improved by 16.2% on average (MP)
3.5: Project patents: 1.5 patents for each project on average
3.6: Product reliability: MTBF is improved by 18000h on average
 

Customer evaluation:

“From the achievement of DFSS/TRIZ projects, I see the rapid growth of the ability of the R&D team, many thanks to IEG for its professional and responsible assistance.”-General manager

“IEG consultants have rich experience in TFT-LCD industry, can more efficiently use DFSS/TRIZ methods to promote the R&D ability of the R&D team!”-Deputy R&D manager

“IEG is the best consulting company with richest experience in TFT-LCD industry in China.”---Manager of promotion office
 
 

Project company 2: An enterprise
 
Company background:

The enterprise provides advanced display integration scheme with innovative technology, including 4K2K ultrahigh resolution, 3D, ultra-thin, narrow bezel, transparent display, LTPS, OLED and touch solutions etc. and it has the most complete production lines of different generations from 3.5G, 4G, 4.5G, 5G, 6G, 7.5G to 8.5G, and provides panel products necessary for various LCD applications, including TFT-LCD panels of size ranges from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. The enterprise is also a TFT-LCD design, manufacturing and R&D company publically listed in NYSE. The company heads for green energy technology industry and devotes to providing high efficiency solar solutions for customers.

Now the company has more than 45,000 staffs all over the world, and its business offices spread over Taiwan, Chinese Mainland, Japan, Singapore, Republic of Korea, America, Europe and other service regions all over the world.


Promotion reason of DFSS/TRIZ projects: in order to optimize R&D benefit of new products, outperform competitors in cost, yield and reliability to earn profits and improve the ability of R&D personnel to use tools.



Project summary:
1. Project duration: 2009 ~ 2012
2. Trainee quantity: Champion: 30 persons   BB: 300 persons MBB: 2 persons
3. Project achievement:
  3.1: Financial benefit of the project: about US$ 28M in total (new products)
  3.2: Development time of new products: be reduced by about 1.2 months on average
  3.3: BOM cost: be reduced by 12% on average
3.4: Process yield: be improved by 8.5% on average (MP)
3.5: Project patents: 1.5 patents for each project on average
3.6: Product reliability: MTBF is improved by 10000h on average
 
 

Customer evaluation:

“DFSS/TRIZ is a set of systematic tool of improving R&D performance, many thanks to IEG teams for assisting in teaching all R&D personnel so good tools.” Deputy R&D manager Chen
 

“Many world famous companies have introduced DFSS/TRIZ, IEG assistance affects cost and yield significantly and also changes the Mindset of R&D personnel, which is just the effect that DFSS/TRIZ expects.”---Quality director

“DFSS/TRIZ gives R&D personnel and personnel of the other units’ common topics and accelerates the R&D speed of new products.” MBB
 

Project company 3: A foreign-owned enterprise

Company background:

A foreign-owned enterprise is a sub-company of a large American communication processor company, is mainly responsible for display technology and specializes in display technology development of photoelectric unique micro-electromechanical system.


Headquarters of the enterprise locates at San Diego and has business offices in San Jose, America and Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Trial production of micro-electromechanical system display technology held by the foreign-owned enterprise of current Generation 4.5 can supply maximum 5.7-inch panel and support color and dynamic display.


Its advantages in low power consumption and no need of backlight contribute to the very thin shape of the display, thereby, hand-held instrument application has its own advantages.


Promotion reason of DFSS/TRIZ projects: In order to accelerate the yield of new products and break through technological bottleneck, the company seniors decide to promote the DFSS/TRIZ projects.



Project summary:
1. Project duration: 2010~2011
2. Trainee quantity:
1. BB: 20 persons
3. Project benefit:
                  1. Customers require not to make it public.
 

Customer evaluation:

“IEG DFSS/TRIZ tool technique offers global R&D personnel a common communication platform.”---Deputy R&D manager