Jörg Leuschke

Manager Execution Systems

Infineon Technologies Dresden

Legacy MES-Replacement – “…to boldly go where no one has gone before!”

Many Semiconductor fabs built in the eighties and early nineties still run one of those old, monolithic Manufacturing Execution System (MES) “work horses”. Keeping these mature fabs competitive, e.g. by increasing the degree of automation and implementation of state-of-the-art features, system and application landscapes become more and more complex.

Eventually the old MES “work horses” become legacy and more of a “millstone around the neck” rather than being helpful. This leads to the question, how to move on with these legacy systems?

Some years ago, Infineon decided to replace its legacy MES starting at its Dresden site. This presentation will provide a brief recap of Infineon’s journey ever since and try to give some insights into the challenges and question which came up along the way.

  • Since 2012 Responsible for the MES team Dresden
  • Joined Infineon in 2005 Several positions within the MES and Architecture team of Infineon‘s Manufacturing IT
  • Software Engineer in a medical technology start-up from 2001 to 2005
  • Studied Business and Computer Science at TU-Dresden, graduated in 2001