Using AtomGraph technologies and developers the third largest #3 semiconductor manufacturer in Europe created a data hub from desperate data sources keeping information up to date much easier on their Web properties.
NXP Semiconductors, one of the leading semiconductor producers worldwide (#3 in Europe) had a classic information silo problem, amplified by the large size of the enterprise and the distributed nature of the business.
With a growing need to publish product information online, NXP was facing a serious data integration challenge.
Data and content is scattered and duplicated across numerous applications and databases leading to inconsistent information, complex systems and inefficient processes. The outcome is that people are unable to find what they are looking for, or find conflicting information. Common approaches like Data Warehousing, Master Data Management and Service-Oriented Architecture all tackle parts of the problem, but none provide a total solution.
John Walker (Business Analyst at NXP Semiconductors)
The graph-nature of the RDF data model was one of the business drivers for its adoption at NXP, as the product information is highly interconnected. RDF was used to build a central data hub, a canonical source of high-quality, structured data on 20,000 products. The data is now stored in a cloud-hosted RDF triplestore (Dydra), and AtomGraph's Platform is used to serve Linked Data and webpages directly from RDF data.
The benefits of the Linked Data approach are clear: we provide data consumers a single, trustworthy, easy to use source of information about our products. The Linked Data is the API. The benefit to our end-customer is that the information published on our website, data sheets, selection guides and partner websites is consistent and up-to-date.