Gore Expertise Provides Yield Loss Reduction

United States

Three weeks prior to a client’s launch of their flagship waterproof phone, they saw that the acoustic consistency of the device was significantly damaging the production yield.


CHALLENGE

Three weeks prior to a client’s launch of their flagship waterproof phone, they saw that the acoustic consistency of the device was significantly damaging the production yield.

The vents that were currently in use were delivering a significant yield loss due to acoustic failures; this was an unacceptable standard that would damage the client’s reputation and revenue.

The client’s acoustic engineer called Gore to provide acoustic consistency data, which was used to conduct tests in the Gore laboratory. The tests were concluded within 24 hours, and the resultant data was used to help the client decide on the best possible solution to the problem.

To avoid potentially catastrophic yield problems, Gore is on-hand to provide an extensive analysis of product and performance variability  in the earlier stages of the manufacturing process.

SOLUTION

Gore Expertise Provides Yield Loss Reduction

The GORE® Acoustic Vent  GAW333 was the best offering to alleviate the problems that the client faced.

The Gore product provided  much less acoustic variation  in the customer’s device and improved the yield loss significantly to a negligible percentage. Such a robust performance provided the device with reliable acoustic capability.

  • FAST TECHNICAL AND LAB TEST SUPPORT
    Gore’s technical insight and holistic lab test support provided the client with a quick and effective solution to their problem. The knowledge, skill and expertise that the Gore engineering team possesses was instrumental in providing a fast and trustworthy service.
  • EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN
    Gore was able to fulfill the client’s emergency production demands for over one million parts within one and a half months. Gore was able to sustain the product supply to support the client’s mass production needs.
  • ACOUSTIC KNOWLEDGE
    Robust acoustic performance over other vent suppliers was achieved through Gore’s industry leading knowledge.

RESULTS

Gore Expertise Provides Yield Loss Reduction

Improved: Yield from 85% to nearly 100%

Rapid Turnaround: Despite an emergency timescale, the product was launched with minimal delay thanks to Gore’s robust and agile supply chain

Prevented: Significant rework cost was avoided

 

 

 

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