the systems view blog

Applying our perspective to industry topics and trends

December 22, 2017

2017: The Year of Innovation and What It Taught Us

As we ring in the New Year, it is always enlightening to look back at what’s happened the last 12 months, and glean from it trends that could impact what’s to come in 2018. When we consider what drove our business in 2017, there was a common theme that spanned industry verticals and kept us constantly engaged in interesting gas delivery projects: evolving innovation.

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November 29, 2017

Semiconductor Trends to Watch in 2018 (and Why They Emphasize a Need For Premium Equipment)

In 2017—a year that was characterized by the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 technologies—semiconductor revenues reached record highs. While these mega trends will no doubt continue to shape the semiconductor industry for years to come, if we look toward the next 12 months we can glean specific insights – those that fabs can start to capitalize on today.

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September 28, 2017

Safe from Sound Training: Educating & Empowering Equipment Users

Did you know that about 90% of lab accidents are caused by operator error, with another main cause being improper use of equipment? What steps can organizations take to keep their users protected, particularly in R&D and similarly structured environments where they are interacting with gas handling equipment on a less frequent basis?

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August 31, 2017

How Industry 4.0 is Making Semiconductor Fabs Even Smarter

If you’re in the manufacturing space, you’ve probably heard rumblings about Industry 4.0: the next industrial revolution that will reshape manufacturing through the creation of “smart factories”. But what does it really mean for companies already implementing highly advanced manufacturing techniques, like those in the semiconductor industry? We take a closer look.

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June 30, 2017

Human Machine Interfaces: Designed with People in Mind

In today’s increasingly automated world, those working in industrial, manufacturing, and research environments interact with machines constantly. Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) refer to all of the touchpoints that occur between a person and a machine, and proper HMI design is critical to enabling safe, optimized operation and monitoring of systems that power advanced processes. Effective […]

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May 31, 2017

Striving for Excellence in Operations is the AES Way

A company’s products or services are only as good as the operations that support it. To be successful, companies must have robust, standardized operational processes in place, and a team of motivated and talented individuals prepared to effectively execute them. In addition to these important factors, you’ll see that winning organizations also embrace change and […]

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April 28, 2017

The Art of System Component Selection, Down to a Science

Here at AES, there is nothing “standard” about our line of gas delivery equipment solutions. This fact is true not just for our custom-engineered Applied Solutions, but for our standard SEMI-GAS® and VERSA-GAS™ systems as well. Our talented team of mechanical, chemical, materials, and electrical engineers sizes and specs each component of our standard lines […]

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March 30, 2017

Supporting Innovation at Brookhaven National Laboratory: A Closer Look

National laboratories are responsible for various, high-stakes government R&D projects that are critical to the advancement of our nation. These labs are hubs of data and innovation, making key discoveries in science and technology that aim to create better and brighter futures. The complicated experiments run within these laboratories often require the use of a […]

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