Profiles in Flexible Modeling: TERA Employees Work as One with PTC Creo

In a previous blog post, we introduced TERA Semicon and its manufacturing equipment for semiconductors and mobile phones. The South Korean company specializes in high-temperature heat treatment units that can mass-produce the thin film materials needed for the newest generation of LEDs and other display technology.

Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) Processing Equipment

Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) Processing Equipment

The company also stretches into a third technology area: solar cells. The company is well positioned as South Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge and Economy is upping its investment in renewable energy. According to Wikipedia, the country spent $193 million on green technologies and projects in 2008.

TERA creates thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment as well as bulk crystalline equipment drawing from the same know-how it has developed in the semiconductor business.

TERA’s CIGS selenization system co-evaporates copper, indium, gallium, and selenium, efficiently depositing the elements one after another on a surface. The company’s proprietary warp-free technology ensures the glass substrate isn’t damaged or warped in the heating process.

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Selenization System

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Selenization System

Behind TERA Semicon’s recent success and expansion is teamwork and PTC products.

CEO Taekyong Jang explains that for TERA, teamwork is more than the occasional attaboy.

“All employees do their best working together as one to make TERA a global leader in the equipment field for manufacturing semiconductor, AMOLED, and solar cells. We believe the TERA family should be capable of smiling together as we place the an emphasis on customers.”

But at the same time, he sees the company growing to be the leader in its field(s).

An ambitious endeavor for sure. But luckily, TERA has already adopted PTC Creo and the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX).

With PTC Creo, engineers really can work together as one. That’s because it allows anyone to pick up a model someone else created and make changes easily. Engineers can select and edit geometry in a parametric model without worrying about losing design intelligence. That’s especially useful when the original designer is long gone, working on another project, or last-minute changes need to be made. In the end, PTC Creo FMX saves time and reduces errors and frustration.

As a result of PTC Creo (together with PTC Windchill), TERA reports that it has:

  • Reduced product design time by 20%
  • Designers spend 50% less time in non-design activities (like recreating models)

Today, the dream of becoming a company that provides state-of-the-art technology and equipment to the world is closer than ever for TERA because of PTC Creo FMX. To find out more about PTC Creo FMX and how it might help your design team, visit our Resource Center.

Can’t wait – why not watch Paul Sagar introduce and demonstrate the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension.

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