TCS launches RPA for fab industry, ITC to build bots for employees

TCS launches RPA for fab industry, ITC to build bots for employees
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12 Aug, 2019

Tata Consultancy is offering robotic solutions to the fabrication industry. ITC Infotech is deploying bots for 8,500 employees.

TCS’ Robotic Data Factory solution to aid semiconductor production

Information technology services and consultancy major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched robotic process automation (RPA) solutions to accelerate the digital transformation drive in the semiconductor industry.

Built at TCS' new centre of excellence (CoE), the solution called Robotic Data Factory will significantly reduce the response time to address anomalies in semiconductor production, according to an official statement issued today.

The Mumbai-based company said the new solution will leverage analytics to drive greater accuracy and better quality in chip fabrication.

TCS had set up a new semiconductor CoE to design and build closed-loop systems that combine the power of analytics and automation to reimagine the semiconductor fabrication (fab) value chain.  

The semiconductor market is going through change at unprecedented speeds, driven by hyper-connectivity, big data, and the adoption of  Internet of things, the statement said. This is forcing companies to aggressively pursue strategies to enable rapid innovation, product line expansion and vertical market focus, it said.

“We are leveraging our deep contextual knowledge gained from engagements in the semiconductor industry and harnessing the power of robotic automation to intelligently streamline core business processes using fab data,” said V Rajanna, global head of technology business unit, TCS.

ITC Infotech working for digital workplace transformation

ITC Infotech, the IT services management arm of ITC, has partnered with Automation Anywhere to collaborate on bots under its workplace transformation project, The Economic Times reported. 

All ITC Infotech employees will now get bots assigned individually to help with non-iterative, repetitive processes, helping them increase productivity by at least 12%, the report said. 

The company plans to roll out bots to nearly 8,500 employees in the field of retail, marketing, HR, IT engineering and services.

According to a Gartner report, artificial intelligence (AI) augmentation, which involves people and AI working together to enhance cognitive performance, will create business value worth $2.9 trillion and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally in about two years. 

Frontier technologies could impact Indian economy just like IT services: Kris Gopalakrishnan

Kris Gopalakrishnan, former executive vice chairman of Infosys and co-founder of Axilor Ventures, said frontier technologies such as AI can have a strong positive impact on the Indian economy just like the $177 IT services industry, The Economic Times reported.

Gopalakrishnan also said these frontier technologies could account for nearly 40% of India's $1 trillion digital economy in the next 20 years.

Gopalakrishnan, who is expected to chair CII's new AI committee, said these technologies will be in demand as enterprises start using more devices across different business process, thereby generating huge amounts of data that can be potentially used for business insights.