The Foundation of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
PDF Solutions products leverage open-architecture designs and industry standards to deliver equipment connectivity and control software. We offer a complete set of proven and tested solutions that enable faster time to market and factory acceptance for our customers.
These products are designed and built using Microsoft operating systems and development environments to optimize our connectivity and control offerings to work with a single platform while leveraging a large talent pool of software engineers, which means our products are reliable, easy to maintain, and economical to use. Our software development processes are both a differentiator and a core competence that resonates through all of our products. Through our disciplined testing procedures, we are able to meet the stringent reliability requirements of today’s smart factories.
Key Industry Standards we support:
SECS/GEM Standards: GEM (or SECS/GEM) is a group of connectivity standards developed by the Semiconductor Equipment Materials Initiative (SEMI). These standards are used to define communication between automated equipment and the host’s factory network enabling Smart Factory Manufacturing.
GEM300 Standards: The introduction of 300mm wafers brought the demand for solutions that enabled far greater automation. The GEM300 standards were developed by SEMI to solve these challenges.
EDA/Interface A Standards: The Equipment Data Acquisition (EDA/Interface A) standards are a collection of SEMI standards intended to facilitate and improve communication between a factory’s data-gathering software applications and the factory equipment.
PV2 Standards: In an effort to increase efficiencies and reduce integration costs, the Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing community initiated the development and implementation of industry-wide standards. At the equipment level, the connectivity standard PV2 is based on SECS/GEM.