Intersolar Europe 2011, SALT LAKE CITY, USA: Cimetrix Inc., a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, and electronics industries, announced today that SYSTEMA GmbH and Cimetrix will hold a host connectivity workshop at the InterSolar 2011 Conference, in Munich, Germany, on June 8, 2011, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
The workshop will focus on how equipment developers and solar cell manufacturers can establish host network interfaces using the PV2 (PVECI) connectivity standard. This standard, based upon the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) SECS/GEM standard, defines the interface between photovoltaic production equipment and the Manufacturing Equipment System (MES). Using this interface enables the PV industry to adopt sophisticated quality assurance, traceability, and advanced process control strategies, supporting the industry’s focus on reducing the cost per kilowatt of power.
“The SYSTEMA-Cimetrix partnership provides a unique combination of industry expertise and integration experience,” stated Dave Faulkner, executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Cimetrix. “SYSTEMA GmbH is a world-class systems integrator with deep experience establishing solutions in semiconductor and photovoltaic fabrication facilities. Cimetrix supplies factory automation software products worldwide to the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Our expertise in SEMI connectivity standards and tool control used to develop precision equipment is a perfect complement to SYSTEMA’s outstanding manufacturing systems integration solutions.”
“SYSTEMA GmbH enjoys a very strong working relationship with Cimetrix, and we look forward to jointly delivering industry-leading integrated automation and manufacturing system solutions to our customers. Our business domain expertise and proven system solutions for the semiconductor and PV industry, coupled with Cimetrix’s state-of-the-art factory automation software, will be a key differentiator for our customers’ quest in driving down manufacturing cost, without compromising flexibility or speed,” said Manfred Austen, SYSTEMA's CEO.