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Industry leadership

PEER Group is a key member and active participant on a number of automation and technology committees. Our automation expertise in several industries allows us to provide influential leadership in existing and emerging focus areas.

SEMI Smart Manufacturing Advisory Council and Special Interest Group (SIG)

SEMI logoAlong with other leaders in the semiconductor industry, Bill Schmalz, vice-president of sales at PEER Group, is a member of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Advisory Council. The committee provides guidance to the Smart Manufacturing SIG and aims to build core capabilities to enable smart manufacturing across the microelectronics supply chain through standards, awareness, collaboration, and networking. Together, they: 

  • Look at the challenges (e.g., predictive maintenance) faced by semiconductor device manufacturers, and attempt to understand what can be done to overcome such barriers. 
  • Monitor communications protocols and the SEMI standards to ensure that smart manufacturing needs are reflected. 
  • Liaise with other advocates for smart manufacturing to stay up-to-date on best practices and initiatives.

To learn more, visit the SEMI website: http://info.semi.org/smart-mfg-sig-inquiry-submission

SEMI Diagnostic Data Acquisition (DDA) Task Force

SEMI logoAlbert Fuchigami, senior software developer at PEER Group, co-leads SEMI’s DDA Task Force, part of the North America Information & Control Technical Committee. The DDA Task Force manages (i.e., supports and refines) the Equipment Data Acquisition (EDA) interface standard suite which includes SEMI E120, SEMI E125, SEMI E128, SEMI E132, SEMI E138, SEMI E145, SEMI E147 and SEMI E164. The DDA Task Force also works to define EDA freezes, ensuring a stable set of EDA standard versions, making it easier for fabs and equipment suppliers to implement and support the EDA interface.

SEMI Global Automation Technology Committee

SEMI International Standards logoChristian Hoffmann, senior project engineer at PEER Group GmbH, co-chairs the Global Automation Technology Committee. This technical committee evolved from SEMI’s former PV Automation Standards Committee but the limitation on PV has been removed and the comittee has broadened its focus to include all manufacturing automation technology. The expanded mandate promotes improved communication between users and suppliers of automation systems and capabilities to enhance manufacturing automation practices and efficiencies in all industries.

Eberhard Teichmann, chief engineer at PEER Group GmbH previously co-chaired the European PV Automation Standards Committee and was actively involved in the International PV Equipment Interface Specification Task Force.

To learn more, visit the SEMI website: SEMI Global Automation Technology Committee.

SEMI Standards

SEMI logoPEER Group actively participates in SEMI automation standards development including review and discussion with other industry participants. We are voting members in several SEMI committees, representing the needs of our customers - both end users and OEMs - ensuring that industry objectives can be met cost effectively.

We attend SEMI's spring, SEMICON West and fall standards meetings where industry participants drive standardization forward in a number of fronts. We're focused most heavily on automation communications using SECS/GEM and Interface A (EDA) for semiconductor manufacturing and the adoption of these standards to other industries such as photovoltaic, FPD, and HB-LED. We also support new initiatives in areas such as manufacturing productivity, security, safety, and green policies from an automation perspective.

To learn more, visit the SEMI website: SEMI Standards Program.

SEMI HB-LED Automation Standards

SEMI International Standards logoSince its inception, PEER Group has been actively involved in applying proven semiconductor software automation standards to high brightness LED manufacturing.

The Automation Software Working Group meets several times during the year as well as during SEMI’s spring, SEMICON West and fall meetings. PEER Group is a key participant at these meetings.

To learn more, visit the SEMI website: SEMI HB-LED Technical Committee.

Semiconductor Technology Programs Commitee (STC)

SEMI logoMichael Arnold, Managing Director of PEER Group GmbH, is a member of the Semiconductor Technology Programs Committee of SEMI Europe. The committee is comprised of a group of experts and influential leaders to guide and support SEMI Europe.

To learn more, visit the SEMI website: Semiconductor Technology Programs Committee (STC) Members.

iNEMI

iNEMI logoiNEMI roadmaps the future technology requirements of the global electronics industry. PEER Group participates in the Factory System roadmap, which identifies opportunities for automation to reduce manufacturing costs and improve product quality. We leverage our experience in semiconductor manufacturing automation software for use in the electronics industry.

To learn more, visit the iNEMI website: iNEMI - International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative.

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