Critical Manufacturing, a global leader in next-level automation and manufacturing execution systems (MES), has announced its receipt of the 2023 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Software – MES from Global SMT & Packaging magazine. The award honors Critical Manufacturing’s groundbreaking MES version, V10, which sets a new industry standard with its focus on “Expect More from Your MES.” This state-of-the-art MES solution caters to the diverse needs of electronics, semiconductor, medical device, and industrial equipment manufacturers, providing them with the most comprehensive and innovative MES solution available. The award was announced during a ceremony that took place at productronica in Munich, Germany.

Critical Manufacturing V10 MES redefines the manufacturing landscape, offering a wide array of features that exceed the expectations of the industry. With real-time operational visibility, instant, clear guidance for every operator or technician, the ability to seamlessly manage diverse products, and a native IoT Data Platform, V10 provides comprehensive insights for data-driven decision-making. This results in improved productivity and error reduction, critical components in today’s competitive manufacturing environment.

Key features of V10 include system enhancements that enhance usability and accessibility. Adaptive scheduling flexibility and multi-level order and material scheduling capabilities simplify the management of ever-changing product mixes. Additional features, such as BOM variation management, ECAD-based defect detection, side-by-side visual comparisons of objects, and SEMI E142 support, ensure exceptional usability. These features, combined with existing statistical process control (SPC) capabilities, simplify material qualification, bills-of-materials management, processing parameters, recipes, and equipment integration. An integrated Alert and Notification center and low-code ERP integration facilitate information sharing across users and systems, enhancing utility and agility while reducing reaction time to actionable events. Other enhancements include a new AI-driven natural language “bot” interface, enabling simple voice or typed command access to system functionality. V10’s accessibility has been improved, with accommodations for users with various visual impairments.

To ensure easy deployment across multiple sites and future readiness, Critical Manufacturing MES V10 leverages templates, container orchestration, and DevOps practices. The platform operates efficiently on any hardware or software configuration and can be hosted on-premises, in any cloud, or in a hybrid environment. Using a low-code system, it is inherently scalable and customizable, enabling rapid deployment of new functionality and addition of new sites without significant capital expenditure. The advanced design of the system ensures easy incorporation of the latest technological advancements and upgrades.

Also, a DevOps portal allows the deployment of the entire solution, both for new installations or updates, including separate apps, IIoT solutions, customizations, and master data packages from a central location into cloud, on-premises or hybrid infrastructures. The one-click deployment technology performs the entire install in minutes.

Augusto Vilarinho, Head of Global Sales and Business Development at Critical Manufacturing, expressed their excitement about this accomplishment, stating, “With V10, we are offering our customers a solution that exceeds their expectations, delivering the most extensive, agile, and flexible MES on the market. This solution reflects our vision of what the future of manufacturing should look like, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative industry.”

The GLOBAL Technology Awards, established in 2005, have become an industry benchmark, celebrating exceptional standards and groundbreaking solutions within the global SMT and advanced packaging industry. The award recognizes companies and individuals who consistently drive the industry forward with their outstanding innovations.

About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing, leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and a subsidiary of ASMPT, provides the most modern, flexible, and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements, reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality, integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.

As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit


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