Visteon Targets DFM

To use design for manufacturability solution from Valor for manufacturing verification processes

Yavne, Israel  December 3, 2002  Auto industry supplier Visteon Corp. has purchased a design for manufacturability solution from Valor Computerized Systems for use in its manufacturing verification processes.

Five-year-old Visteon, an $18 billion supplier of automotive components and systems, has about 79,000 employees working at more than 180 technical, manufacturing, sales and service facilities located in 25 countries.

Israel-based Valor said its Enterprise 3000 DFM (Design for Manufacturability) solution offers a standard design verification platform to meet the needs of an entire organization and to boost performance and quality throughout globally dispersed design, pre-manufacturing and engineering departments.

The solution provides an open system architecture and interoperability with a variety of design and manufacturing systems. Also, Enterprise 3000 generates ODB++ validated data, a data exchange format that allows for the implementation of a straightforward design-to-fabrication-to-assembly workflow integration.

In addition, the integration of the Valor Parts Library (VPL), which includes 30 million physical models of electronic components, with the platform increases the operative range of the DFM analysis specifically in the area of component assembly, Valor said.

According to the solution provider, the combined DFM/VPL solution should reduce and streamline operational costs due to the reduction of costly revision spins, reductions in manufacturability defects and improvements in cycle times.

Ofer Shofman, president and CEO of Valor, said, "Especially in the automotive supplier market, it is important to make use of technologies that help increase productivity, maximize quality and at the same time efficiently reduce product costs, to stay ahead of the competition".