Cimetrix Inc., a leading provider of factory automation and equipmentcontrol software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic,and electronics industries, announced today that SYSTEMA GmbH andCimetrix will hold a host connectivity workshop at the InterSolar 2011Conference, in Munich, Germany, on June 8, 2011, from 9:00 AM until12:00 PM.
The workshop will focus on how equipment developers and solar cell manufacturers can establish host network interfaces usingthe PV2 (PVECI) connectivity standard. This standard, based upon theSemiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) SECS/GEMstandard, defines the interface between photovoltaic productionequipment and the Manufacturing Equipment System (MES). Using thisinterface enables the PV industry to adopt sophisticated qualityassurance, traceability, and advanced process control strategies,supporting the industry’s focus on reducing the cost per kilowatt ofpower.
“The SYSTEMA-Cimetrix partnership provides a uniquecombination of industry expertise and integration experience,” statedDave Faulkner, executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Cimetrix. “SYSTEMA GmbH is a world-class systems integrator with deep experienceestablishing solutions in semiconductor and photovoltaic fabricationfacilities. Cimetrix supplies factory automation software productsworldwide to the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Ourexpertise in SEMI connectivity standards and tool control used todevelop precision equipment is a perfect complement to SYSTEMA’soutstanding manufacturing systems integration solutions.”
“SYSTEMA GmbH enjoys a very strong working relationship with Cimetrix, and welook forward to jointly delivering industry-leading integratedautomation and manufacturing system solutions to our customers. Ourbusiness domain expertise and proven system solutions for thesemiconductor and PV industry, coupled with Cimetrix’s state-of-the-artfactory automation software, will be a key differentiator for ourcustomers’ quest in driving down manufacturing cost, withoutcompromising flexibility or speed,” said Manfred Austen, SYSTEMA’s CEO.