Standards-based Factory Automation

SEMI® is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain. Several of the industries that have adopted these standards include semiconductor, photovoltaic (PV), LED, flat panel display, and other electronic industries. Standards such as the GEM (Generic Model for Communication and Control of Manufacturing Equipment) standard and EDA (Equipment Data Aquisition) standard can be applied to any manufacturing equipment and devices in any industry.

Using these standards, factories can monitor, track, configure and control (in the case of GEM) their equipment remotely. Standards are developed by industry experts to ensure compatibility and inter-operability of manufacturing equipment with the goal of reducing the time and cost of developing new equipment, increasing equipment reliability, and reducing the time and cost of integrating the equipment into the factory. 

Cimetrix Incorporated industry experts have held many leadership positions in the SEMI Standards organization, and actively contributed to the creation and promotion of GEM, GEM300, EDA, PVEIC, and HB-LED communications standards to support evolving manufacturing needs. We currently co-chairs the GEM300 and EDA task forces and the Information and Control Committee to which they report. 

Cimetrix Incorporated supports standards through our software, services, and support for GEM, GEM300, EDA (Interface A), and PV2 (PVECI) standards.  We actively collaborates with SEMI and other standardization consortia to enable Smart Manufacturing. We hold many positions on committees for continuous standards development and evolution. For more information about SEMI standards, visit SEMI Standards Program.

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Industry Standards

  • SEMI SMT-ELS: SMT Equipment Link Standards
  • EDA/Interface A: Facilitate and improve communication a factories high-volume data collection
  • GEM 300: 300mm standards to control and monitor the equipment in a consistent way to implement automation.
  • E30 SECS/GEM: define communication between automated equipment and the host's factory network enabling Smart Factory Manufacturing.
  • E5 SECS-II: Defines the message structure between equipment and host
  • E37 HSMS-II: High-Speed SECS Message Services (HSMS) (Ethernet protocol)
  • PV2 07-09 (PVECI)
  • E39Concepts, Behavior, and Services
  • E40Standard for Processing Management
  • E87Specification for Carrier Management (CMS)
  • E90Specification for Substrate Tracking
  • E94Specification for Control Job Management
  • E116Specification for Equipment Performance Tracking (EPT)
  • E148Specification for Time Synchronization and Definition of the TS-Clock Object
  • E157: Specification for Module Process Tracking (MPT)
  • E120: Provides a general object model that represents an external view of EquipmentSpecification for the Common Equipment Model (CEM)
  • E125: Provisional Specification for SOAP Binding for Equipment Self Description (ESDS)
  • E132: Defines two related security features for Interface A messaging, Client Authentication and Client Authorization
  • E134: Specification for Data Collection Management
  • E164: Specification for EDA Common Metadata