Electro Scientific Industries Inc., a supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, on January 5 announced that the American Productivity & Quality Center (AQPC), the international resource for benchmarks and best practices, has recognized ESI as one of five top organizations demonstrating excellence in its recently released “New Product Development: Embracing an Adaptable Process” study. AQPC selected ESI out of more than 280 participating organizations.
In the consortium benchmarking study, APQC evaluated what organizations are currently doing to manage their new product development (NPD) processes, identified current best practices and provided a baseline that participating organizations can use for capability comparisons. APQC analyzed several key themes, including measures and metrics, NPD process standards and activities, governance and organizational culture.
“ESI has long been recognized as a pioneer and innovator of breakthrough technologies for such applications as memory repair, advanced micromachining and high capacitance MLCC testing,” said Brad King, director of program management at ESI. “This recognition by AQPC is testament of our commitment to implementing NPD processes that align with and surpass our customers’ requirements for state-of-the-art, next-generation microengineering solutions.”
APQC is a member-based non-profit and one of the world’s leading proponents of knowledge management, benchmarking, and best practices business research. Working with more than 750 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC provides organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster and with confidence. More information is available at: www.apqc.org.
About ESI Inc.
ESI is a leading supplier of innovative, laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry. The company’s systems enable precise structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in semiconductors, electronic devices, LEDs and other high-value components.