Beta program for CIMPortal TDI

08/24/2006


Yokohama , JapanCimetrix, Inc. , a Japanese provider of factory automation software and solutions for the global semiconductor and electronics industries, has announced its CIMPortal TDI Beta Program. Tool Data Interface (TDI) is a specification adopted by certain Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs) in Japan. The specification requires equipment suppliers to store historical data locally on the equipment and to provide local software applications to use this data to improve equipment quality. The formal CIMPortal TDI Beta Program will run from July through September 2006.

The Cimetrix TDI product is part of the award-winning CIMPortal product family, designed to support the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Interface A standards, in addition to the TDI specification. The CIMPortal Interface A solution was released as version 1.0 in June 2006 after a two-year comprehensive beta program. According to the company, the CIMPortal TDI solution is built upon proven CIMPortal technology, has already been integrated into an ion implanter and will be installed at one IDM in Japan this July.

Cimetrix has a strong presence in the Japanese market through its exclusive distributor there, CIM, Inc., located in Yokohama, Japan. CIM, Inc. focuses on products and engineering services for the semiconductor industry, and designs and manufactures its own chiller system for semiconductor tools. In cooperation with CIM, as well as several leading Japanese IDM’s and equipment suppliers, Cimetrix has been developing its beta TDI product offering for over a year.

The TDI specification was developed and is supported by Semiconductor Leading Edge Technologies, Inc. (SELETE) and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

Renee Robbins , embedded systems editor, Control Engineering





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