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Engineering Lab Design

Xilinx, Inc.

 DEHART CONSULTING has provided innovative solutions to our operational space planning and facility design needs on several occasions.  DCI consultants bridge the gap between operations and facility management to assure that we arrive at win-win solutions for our stakeholders ... 

Forrest James, Sr. Director, Global Real Estate and Site Services at Xilinx, Inc.

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San Jose, CA, Module Five

Designed a new engineering lab to accommodate growth in the SERDES Product Engineering group, 4,000 square-feet in total, built in three phases to prevent productivity losses during current-space renovation. Primary project objectives were doubling bench capacity, improvements in wire management, reduced acoustical noise levels, and improvements in Electrostatic Discharge prevention. Deliverables included facility designs and accompanying CAD files, utility requirements for Power, Networking, Clean Dry Air, and Chilled Coolant loops for chillers that serviced coolant to test fixtures. Additional Details

San Jose, CA, Module Four

Designed a new engineering lab and back-end test lab, 10,000 square-feet in total, for a new domestic site housing the company's Complex Programmable Logic Device Product Line.

Asia-Pac Headquarters, Singapore

Designed Operations and Engineering Lab areas for the new Xilinx headquarters in Singapore. The project consisted of several sub-modules:

  • Four Design Engineering Labs
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Warehousing
  • Production Test
  • Reliability Engineering Labs
  • Quality Assurance

DeHart Consulting was responsible for sizing the warehouse based on production demand forecasts, creating a flexible and modular production areas to accommodate both legacy and developing test platforms, as well as creating lab environments suitable for the development engineering work force.  View further details.

San Jose, CA, Module Three

Designed a renovation and expansion of the Reliability and Failure Analysis lab. Operations included Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Acoustical Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam, Real-time X-ray, and Environmental Testing (including 85/85, temperature cycling, thermal shock, operating life test, and highly accelerated stress testing).

San Jose, CA, Module Two

Designed a new engineering lab space for the technology development organization. Operations included wafer probe, reliability testing, and device characterization lab.

San Jose, CA, Module One

Designed a new back-end test area for this fabless semiconductor company, resulting in a 35% increase in test capacity.

Lab Design Requirements

Typical needs fall into the categories of
  • Wire Management
  • Electrostatic Discharge prevention
  • Power Management
  • House gases such as Clean Dry Air, Nitrogen, Forming Gas, Natural Gas
  • House Vacuum Service
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Network routing
  • Bench Design
  • Set-up Speed & Flexibility
  • Access Control
  • Ergonomics & Aesthetics
  • Automation
  • Circulation, Communication, & Collaboration
  • Lighting Management
  • Laboratory Safety Guidance
  • Acoustical Noise Reduction
  • Fume Hoods and Exhaust
  • Suspended Particulate Management
  • Equipment Storage Design
  • Cost Estimation and Management
  • Sustainability
DCI Engineering Lab deliverables include synchronized CAD design files (AutoCAD), project planning and sequencing documentation (MS Project), and utility requirements documents (MS Excel). Whether you are designing a new facility or renovating a exist lab space, our Engineering Lab Design Consultants have years of experience working with facilities personnel, lab managers, architects, and construction teams to create state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
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