Equipment connectivity

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.

ProductProduct typeCommunicationsOperating system
FrameworkLibrariesSECS/GEMGEM300EDAWindowsLinuxSolaris
EIB® OEM
- EIB® GEM
- EIB® 300
- EIB® EDA

.NET
.NET
.NET

X
X



X




X

X
X
X
ConX300™C/C++XXXX
GWGEM®C/C++XXXX
portA™C/C++XXX
NexEDA™.NETXXXX
SDR™CXXXX
 Product compatibility

EIB® OEM is a framework that equipment makers use to provide SEMI Standards-compliant connectivity to factory host systems, and provide factories with real-time and historical data. It supports various equipment interfaces and provides the flexibility to develop custom interfaces. EIB OEM is available in three versions:

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™ legacy product allows OEMs to add a SECS/GEM (SEMI E30) interface to any OPC-based equipment controller. It has been replaced by our next-generation solution, EIB® GEM.