PEER Group Inc.

72 Victoria St. South
Suite 400
Kitchener,  ON  N2G 4Y9

  • Booth: B1454

Leading supplier of factory automation software products

Smart Manufacturing starts with factory automation software. Since 1992, PEER Group® has helped semiconductor OEMs and factories reduce time to market and lower costs by solving their most challenging equipment and factory automation, data management, and process control problems.

Choosing PEER Group gives you access to the industry’s best automation software products, backed by the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable development team, to deliver innovative SEMI Standard-compliant solutions for the world’s most demanding semiconductor OEMs and factories.


  • SECS/GEM, GEM300, EDA / Interface A connectivity software
  • Tool automation and control software
  • Equipment software testing
  • Station controllers (Equipment automation programs)
  • Multi-tiered Professional Services for OEMs and factories


Phone: +1 519-749-9554

 Press Releases

  • PEER Group®, the largest supplier of innovative factory automation software products for the semiconductor industry, will be exhibiting at SEMICON Europa 2023. This year marks the company’s twentieth anniversary since opening its European office in Dresden, Germany.

    “We are very proud of reaching this milestone anniversary,” says Michael Arnold, Managing Director of  PEER Group GmbH. “  It’s been a privilege being a part of the European semiconductor industry as it becomes a global powerhouse in chipmaking, and we look forward to continued expansion in the coming years.”

    During SEMICON Europa, PEER Group will be showcasing its suite of innovative factory and tool automation software products at booth B1454, including PEER Tool Orchestrator (PTO®) and PEER FACTORY® Station Controller (PFSC™). 

    “These products, combined with our deep industry expertise in developing SEMI® Standard compliant solutions, have earned us the trust of our European customers over the last two decades,” says Mike Barrett, PEER Group’s Director, Global OEM Sales. “As the European semiconductor industry continues to grow and strengthen, bolstered by massive investments and new factory builds, PEER Group will continue to be here to serve all our current and future customers’ factory and tool automation needs.”

    SEMICON Europa is taking place in Munich, Germany from November 14-17. To learn more, or to schedule a meeting during the show, visit PEER Group’s SEMICON Europa event page.

    About PEER Group
    PEER Group® is the largest supplier of innovative factory automation software products for the semiconductor industry. Since 1992, our solutions have helped the world’s most advanced OEMs and factories reduce time to market and lower costs by solving their equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. An award-winning company, PEER Group’s commitment to quality has been recognized by Intel’s EPIC Supplier Program, naming PEER Group a Distinguished Supplier in 2023 and an Outstanding Supplier in 2022. Follow PEER Group on LinkedIn.


  • PTO
    PEER® Tool Orchestrator (PTO®) is an equipment automation and control framework with a GUI-based tool designer, PEER Tool Composer (PTC). Semiconductor OEMs use PTO to automate equipment....

  • PEER Tool Orchestrator (PTO®) has a proven record of reducing an OEM’s tool development time, which has elevated it to be the most popular tool automation software platform for semiconductor, PV, LED, MEMS, and flat panel manufacturing. PTO provides all of the on-tool functionality required for material transport, optimized scheduling, alarm management, tool recovery, data collection, and factory host communications. Its flexible framework and intuitive configuration environment provides OEMs with the capability to develop their own control system quickly and continue to adapt to evolving manufacturing needs.

    EIB® OEM is a framework that OEMs use to provide SEMI Standards-compliant connectivity to factory systems. It supports various equipment interfaces and provides the flexibility to develop custom interfaces....

  • EIB® OEM Product Suite is a multi-connection, multi-protocol host connectivity software solution for equipment suppliers that reduces the cost of satisfying each factory’s diverse automation requirements. It is available in three versions:

    • EIB GEM for 200mm SECS/GEM equipment communications
    • EIB 300 for 300mm (GEM300) equipment communications
    • EIB EDA for providing EDA / Interface A data to factory host systems

    EIB is easy to configure for any tool type and integrates to the equipment control system or devices using a variety of standard communication mechanisms such as ASCII, COM, .NET, SECS/GEM or custom protocols. EIB OEM also enables rapid integration using OPC and OPC-UA for PLC-based equipment that use HMI/SCADA software packages such as Modbus, Rockwell’s RSView32 and FactoryTalk View, Wonderware Intouch, GE’s Cimplicity and iFix, Siemen’s SIMATIC WinCC, and National Instrument’s Labview.

  • PFSC
    PEER FACTORY® Station Controller (PFSC™) is a platform that semiconductor factories use to develop station controllers easily and integrate equipment quickly....

  • PFSC provides the fastest way to integrate tools into an automated factory. Based on our proven automation and control technology used by hundreds of OEMs to automate their tools, PFSC’s customizable and extensible platform simplifies the process of developing equipment interfaces and building station controllers for all tools on a manufacturing floor. PFSC provides a generic communication layer between equipment and factory systems like the MES.

    With PFSC, we have simplified station controller development, and we’ve made it easy to connect disparate systems and adapt to evolving equipment vendor changes and factory requirements. PFSC helps factories design and adapt lot management, data collection, and visualizations quickly and easily – or go beyond traditional station controller capabilities and add analytics, expanded visualization of the factory with “control room” and OEE views, and lot dispatch or scheduling logic.

  • EIB EDA for Big Data
    EIB® EDA provides SEMI EDA (Interface A) data to factory host systems, enabling OEMs to deliver real-time data on-demand in high volumes without affecting normal equipment performance....

  • Our big data solutions allow companies to manage data in different ways, and organize and analyze large volumes of collected data quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. EIB EDA provides SEMI EDA with E164, enabling you to deliver real-time data on demand in high volumes without affecting equipment performance. It provides the pipe to Big Data, allowing you to turn collected information into action through advanced manufacturing application capabilities such as e-Diagnostics, SPC, APC, Fault Detection, Run-to-Run Control. EIB EDA is easy to configure. In a matter of days, EDA can be deployed on any type of equipment, allowing you to collect data from multiple sources. It’s easy to add. With configuration only (no coding), you can add EDA onto existing PEER Group solutions or onto any equipment providing a SECS host interface. It’s easy to integrate your ECS with our EDA software seamlessly, to create a fully-independent communications channel.

  • PFAT
    PEER FACTORY® Acceptance Tester (PFAT™) is a scenario test designer. Semiconductor OEMs use it to build and execute holistic test automation scenarios to ensure equipment meets factory requirements....

  • The developers of CCS Envoy™ and SECSIM Pro®+ have created PEER FACTORY® Acceptance Tester (PFAT™), a next-generation host simulation product designed specifically for SECS/GEM-based manufacturing equipment. With its graphical test designer and real-time results tracker, users can design tests quickly to simulate a factory’s operational scenarios and pinpoint failures easily. Factories can accelerate test development across entire equipment lists while OEMs can re-use scenarios across multiple factories. PFAT can communicate directly with a tool's control system or an independent software application for more rigorous software reliability testing. PFAT is the only product on the market that is designed to do comprehensive testing of SECS-based equipment to ensure production readiness. Both high-volume manufacturers and their suppliers use PFAT to find and solve problems on equipment to accelerate installation, increase equipment reliability, and avoid costly repairs in the field.

  • Professional Services
    PEER Group® Professional Services combines best-in-class software products with industry-leading expertise to deliver innovative automation solutions to semiconductor OEMs and factories....

  • Not all automation challenges can be solved with off-the-shelf software. When semiconductor OEMs and factories need automation solutions that reduce the time to market and achieve rapid factory acceptance, they trust PEER Group® Professional Services.   

    Over the last 30 years, PEER Group Professional Services has established itself as the leading supplier of semiconductor factory and tool automation solutions. By combining our powerful software products with extensive industry knowledge and expertise, the Professional Services team develops innovative SEMI Standard-compliant solutions for the world’s most demanding semiconductor OEMs and factories.

    From pre-consultation, spec and design, and development to testing, integration, and ongoing support, our team works closely with customers to deliver high-quality, compliant solutions that meet their specific tool or factory automation requirements. 

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