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Company overview

Our brand story

PEER Group Logo

The word “PEER” in our company name stemmed from the idea of interconnected software objects that communicate with each other as “peers”. Our employees are also the heart of our organization and a “peer group” is a group of likeminded individuals.

The pentagon shape in our brand mark represents the typical outline of a semiconductor cluster tool.

The three lines depict many factors which, when combined, help us enable smart manufacturing for our customers, including our:

  • Core offerings: Products, Services, and ongoing Support & Maintenance
  • People, Technology, and Innovation – all integral components of our successful business 

Focus on high-technology smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing starts with factory automation software. We provide the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and services to high-volume manufacturers and equipment makers in the semiconductor, photovoltaics (PV), and electronics industries. With over 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of factory automation software for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. 

The success of a high-technology factory is achieved by the collective performance of its manufacturing equipment, and superior automation software is often the key to improving equipment productivity. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the complexities of equipment automation for high-technology manufacturing, from the rigors of SEMI automation standards for mature 300mm wafer fabs to the less structured production processes of the latest solar or LED factory. Our customers include virtually every type of high-technology manufacturer and the equipment suppliers that serve them. From this vantage point, we’re better able to help both sides achieve functionally rich and high quality automation software.

Fast facts


Founded

1992


Founders

Mike Kropp
Robert Harris


Ownership

Private


President, CEO

Mike Kropp


Global headquarters

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


European headquarters

Dresden, Germany


Distributors

Japan - Mizuho
Israel - G-Electronics


More facts

  • 150+
    OEM customers
  • 50,000+
    equipment connections in service
  • 70+
    tool platforms automated
  • 40+
    fab acceptances