by Rob Schreck
We had a very successful booth at SEMICON West in San Francisco earlier this month. The attendance was good, we had a lot of booth traffic, and we had the opportunity to demonstrate the new CIMControlFramework software release to booth visitors looking for a solid tool control solution. What seemed of particular interest was how they can quickly obtain a graphicaly understanding of process status and alarms that give them actionable data to help improve performance and increase quality. It was good to see the buzz generated by our latest tool control release.
Another topic that attracted visitors to our booth was how Cimetrix uses the Agile design process. They were impressed we are using Agile - in both our R&D as well as Cimetrix Engineering Services - to get demonstrable software faster and predict schedule completion much more accurately. Another aspect of Agile was how engineers can learn a team development approach, even in situations in which they are working with colleagues who are remote. Many of our visitors were also interested in our pilot program to get them started using both CIMControlFramework software and Agile processes for their next design project.
We came away from the show with a long list of people looking for a more complete product demonstration and a better understanding of some of the needs of our customers and prospective customers. It was a great show and we are looking forward to SEMICON West 2012.