SAN JOSE--Computer Integrated Manufacturing Advanced Consulting (CIMAC) here recently announced a product line, said to address the data acquisition needs of semiconductor equipment.
The product, dubbed EDAlink, combines hardware and software in a compact format to capture data from semiconductor equipment and make it available to a wide variety of users in a standard format. It has XML/SOAP and SECS/GEM connectivity as well as an embedded OSIsoft ECHO database.
Generally, it has been difficult to access data from fab tools, according to CIMAC, a San Jose-based supplier of software solutions. The existing SECS/GEM standard was not designed to address current requirements for data, according to the company.
Recently, there has been much progress toward an approval of an industry standard for data collection. CIMAC claims EDAlink complies with the standard requirements.
"OEMs who incorporate EDAlink into their product offering will be able to offer immediate connectivity to their end users' EEC applications such as e-Diagnostics and Overall Equipment Efficiency/Effectiveness Applications (OEE)," said Yezala Abayneh, president and CEO of CIMAC.