The fabless semiconductor manufacturing sector is increasing in popularity, offering a simple outsourced manufacturing solution that enables smaller semiconductor companies to focus on innovation. However, many fabless semiconductor suppliers must deal with an extensive network of supply-chain partners that generates large amounts of data. This data can be used to support defect traceability, but putting it all together to identify actionable knowledge is challenging. Technologies are now available that make it possible for fabless semiconductor suppliers to combine and analyze the many data streams they receive from their supply-chain partners.