Equipment connectivity

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Select the best connectivity product for your semiconductor equipment

We offer the broadest selection of proven connectivity products for semiconductor OEMs who require reliable communication between equipment and factory systems.

SECS/GEM, GEM300 and EDA communications

Use this chart and the descriptions below it to help determine which product you need. Then, during a discovery call with our sales team, we will confirm the best solution for you based on a variety of factors.

Product Product type Communications Operating system
Framework Libraries SECS/GEM GEM300 EDA Windows Linux Solaris
EIB® OEM
- EIB® GEM
- EIB® 300
- EIB® EDA

.NET
.NET
.NET

X
X



X




X

X
X
X
ConX300™ C/C++ X X X X
GWGEM® C/C++ X X X X
portA™ C/C++ X X X
NexEDA™ .NET X X X X
SDR™ C X X X X
 Product compatibility

EIB® OEM is the semiconductor industry’s leading software product for connecting equipment to factory host systems quickly with a reliable, high-quality interface. Choose from one of the following three versions:

  • EIB GEM provides 200mm factory connectivity for customers that require E30 GEM compliance
  • EIB 300 provides 300mm factory connectivity for more advanced manufacturing equipment
  • EIB EDA adds EDA (Interface A) capabilities to EIB GEM or EIB 300 for high-speed data collection

ConX300™ is a multi-platform framework that semiconductor OEMs use to implement SECS/GEM and GEM300 (300mm) factory automation standards for host communications on any Windows or Linux equipment control system.

GWGEM® is a multi-platform framework that semiconductor OEMs use to implement GEM (E30) communications on any Windows, Linux or Solaris equipment control system.

portA™ is a multi-platform EDA server that semiconductor OEMs use to add EDA data collection to GEM and GEM300-compliant equipment control systems developed in C/C++.

NexEDA™ is a .NET framework that semiconductor OEMs use to combine the GEM300 (300mm) automation capabilities of ConX300™ with the EDA capabilities of EIB® EDA.

SDR™ is a multi-platform SECS driver used by semiconductor OEMs and factories. OEMs use it to implement SECS communication on any Windows, Linux or Solaris equipment control system.

Note: our GEM4Tools™ and Plex4SECS™ legacy products have been replaced by our next-generation solution, EIB®.