ETG launches Semiconductor Technical Working Group

08/2011 |

EtherCAT is growing rapidly in the Semiconductor and Flat Panel Display (FPD) manufacturing industry – including Photovoltaics and LED manufacturing. Several major equipment and tool makers have adopted EtherCAT, and many Semi component suppliers have first products readily available. Following the request from our members, ETG is now establishing a Semiconductor Technical Working Group (Semi TWG), which will address Semi specific device profiles, installation guidelines, and device tests in order to meet the special requirements of this industry.
For the Kick-Off Meeting we have secured the active participation of premium tool makers, in order to ensure that the results meet their requirements; as of today, presentations are scheduled by Applied Materials, LAM Research, Aixtron and Brooks Automation to talk about their expectations regarding EtherCAT enabled Semi components. Other presentations are being considered by ETG members Tokyo Electron and Dainippon Screen as many Semi related EtherCAT users and potential users are expected to join this meeting.
The Kick-Off Meeting which will shape the future work of this Semi TWG will take place on Oct 26/27, 2011 in the Silicon Valley, CA, USA. The invitation contains the agenda, registration information and venue details of this important event: Invitation ETG Semi TWG Kick Off Meeting For direct registration please go here: Registration ETG Semi TWG Kick Off Meeting