PEER Group provides semiconductor factory automation software solutions and consulting services to wafer fabs, assembly plants, and equipment suppliers. Our engineering team is dedicated to high-tech automation, with semiconductor automation being a strong focus for our experts. We are one of the industry's largest and most successful manufacturing software companies and our software and solutions are used to help produce virtually every smart device on the planet.
Our experience with both fab automation and tool automation gives us unique insight into the semiconductor industry's automation software challenges. We provide a broad range of semiconductor automation software services as well as specialty products for SECS/GEM connectivity, station control, tool control, equipment testing, as well as remote equipment connectivity.
PEER Group's history in the Semiconductor industry
We have a long history in semiconductor automation. Prior to the formation of PEER Group, our founders created the peer-to-peer distributed control technology that went on to form the basis for FASTech Integration's CELLworks and FACTORYworks products. We were one of FASTech's first systems integrators in 1992 and we continued to build our semiconductor practice in North America throughout the 1990s. In 2003, we acquired the European operations of TRW's Semiconductor Manufacturing Solutions Business Unit to form PEER Group GmbH. In 2004, we introduced PTO®, now the leading automation software solution for semiconductor equipment suppliers. In 2008, we entered the automation testing market with the acquisition of CCS Envoy™, the industry-leading test application, and the introduction of a dynamic test solution, PEER FACTORY® Acceptance Tester (PFAT™). In 2009, we acquired all of Asyst Technologies’ software products. In 2015, we expanded our product portfolio to add Remicus™, a cloud-based infrastructure enabling secure, scalable remote access to equipment and equipment data, connecting geographically-dispersed experts.