Smart Manufacturing

With the increasing complexity of the global business environment that is characterized by many factors including climate change, companies continue to face unprecedented challenges in their business operations. ASE is accelerating its adoption of smart manufacturing technologies to increase the efficiency of its equipment and productivity, as well as the use of smart technology to optimize energy consumption and savings. In line with the company’s vision of building advanced and robust smart factories, ASE established the CIM Committee in 2011 to drive digital transformation and the building of smart factories that are fully automated including several lights-out factories. Today, ASE operates a total of 36 lights-out factories.


Completed 36 lights-out factories in operation


Built the OSAT industry’s first 5G mmWave smart factory


Trained and equipped more than 600 engineers on AI and automation.


CIM Committee established


Real-time effluent monitoring center set up


Robotic arms and unmanned carriers adopted in manufacturing


AI manufacturing and the first lights-out factory in operation


Predictive maintenance system deployed


First OSAT 5G mmWave smart factory in operation


IAI platform established to promote the universal application of AI


ASE Kaohsiung’s bumping factory inducted into the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network

Smart Factory and Digital Transformation

ASE is collaborating with the best-in-class industry players to chart the course of the next generation in Smart Factory that will enable the digital transformation of factory processes that are highly secured, reliable and sustainable.

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Number of ASE Smart Factories

Beyond Innovation

Industry Associations & Research Institutes

Co-chair of Smart Manufacturing Committee at SEMI

Deputy convenor of the Intelligent Automation Committee, Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA)

Automation technology collaboration with Institute for Information Industry (III), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Metal Industries Research &Development Center (MIRDC)

Scholarships and Internship Programs

National Cheng Kung University,
National Sun Yat-sen University,
National University of Kaohsiung,
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology,
I-Shou University,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
and Cheng Shiu University

Taiwan Automation Suppliers

Software solutions, Internet of Things sensors/controllers, automated transport systems, automated guided vehicles, robotic arms, etc.

Academic Research Units

45+ industry-academic projects, involving 30 professors and 60 graduate students

Value Chain Influence

1) Upstream suppliers
  • Local procurement promotes economic development
  • Cultivate local automation suppliers and create corresponding job opportunities
2) Manufacturing
  • Improve human resource value, cultivate more than 600 automation and AI-related professionals
  • Transform digital manufacturing and reducing overtime
  • Build a safe production process to avoid workplace injuries
3) Downstream customers
  • Improve production efficiency, product quality and output
  • Assist customers in product innovation and applications for a sustainable future