New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 10, 2009
Today at Convergence 2009 in New Orleans, Fullscope, Inc., a Gold Certified Microsoft Business Solutions Partner, announced that its customer, Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSI), a leader in advanced memory solutions, has expanded its implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX® for High Tech to its Taiwan design and production site. ISSI originally implemented the system in December 2007 at its U.S., China and Hong Kong sites to support an outsourced manufacturing model based on joint technology relationships with several key Asian foundries and subcontract manufacturers.
"We needed a flexible, affordable enterprise resource planning system (ERP) that could give us visibility throughout a complex, international supply chain involving multiple trading partners in various high tech industries," said Scott Howarth, ISSI President and Chief Executive Officer. "In 2006, we considered a number of systems but decided to go with Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech because it had the functionality we needed and could be implemented at half the quoted cost for Oracle or SAP."
Prior to implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech, ISSI was operating multiple disparate systems that made conducting business across global business units challenging. Today the company uses a single global database with multiple companies using intercompany orders, multi currency and multi site functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Complementing the company's core engineering and product management teams in the U.S., more than 350 employees at its China and Taiwan sites design, produce and test high-speed and low-power SRAM, low- and medium-density DRAM devices, and EEPROM and Smartcard products for all worldwide markets. Its products must meet exacting technical standards, and operational processes must comply with multiple government regulations.
In its make-to-order and engineer-to-order manufacturing environment, many ISSI products are unique to a specific customer. Consequently, ISSI offers a large number of different products to its customers, and the product management cycle is extremely complicated and requires a very sophisticated ERP system to manage the process efficiently.
"Staying competitive in the sophisticated semiconductor memory industry means that our business processes require constant tuning and optimization across a global supply chain," said Mr. Howarth. "Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech helps us manage the constant challenges posed by accelerated product lifecycles, leading-edge products and global pricing pressures. Over the past year, the system has helped us integrate global operations in real time, reduce inventory, improve productivity and be more proactive in our decision making."
Silicon Valley-based ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets high-performance, integrated circuits for digital consumer electronics, networking, mobile communications, automotive electronics and medical/industrial applications. From its offices in the U.S., Taiwan, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore and Japan, ISSI serves customers worldwide, including Samsung, Sony, 3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Bose, Philips, Siemens, General Electric and Tyco. ISSI revenue in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, was $235.2 million. For more information, visit http://www.issi.com.
The 2007 and 2008 Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year, Fullscope, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that offers deep domain expertise for companies with process, discrete and hybrid manufacturing operations. The company develops and supports Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX; offers a Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution for high tech; and is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX resellers in the U. S. and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.fullscope.com.
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