PEER Group Inc.

Kitchener,  ON 
  • Booth: 5728

We are the market leader in factory automation software.

PEER Group provides innovative factory automation software solutions and consulting services to the semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED and other high-technology industries. The world’s best manufacturers turn to PEER Group to solve their most challenging equipment automation, data management and process control problems. With more than 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of equipment connectivity and testing products to automated factories around the globe. Our products and services help lower the cost of automation for high-volume manufacturers and their equipment suppliers.


  • SECS/GEM, Interface A connectivity software
  • Remote connectivity software
  • Tool automation & cluster tool control software
  • Equipment software testing
  • Station controllers
  • Software consulting and integration services


  • PFAT™
    PFAT™ is a highly-configurable test application that validates equipment software and SECS/GEM host communications. PFAT can integrate with independent software allowing engineers to share a common equipment software testing platform. ...

  • 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 their equipment to accelerate installation, increase equipment reliability and avoid costly repairs in the field.

  • PTO™
    PTO™ is an industry-leading, field-proven, tool automation software product for LED, semiconductor, and MEMS equipment manufacturers. PTO features include: wafer transport and scheduling, UI, host connectivity, equipment control, and data collection. ...

  • PEER® Tool Orchestrator’s (PTO™) proven record of reducing an OEM’s tool development time has elevated it to 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. PTO’s flexible framework and intuitive configuration environment provides OEMs with the capability to quickly develop their own control system and continue to adapt to evolving manufacturing needs.

  • EIB™ OEM
    EIB™ OEM Product Suite is an integrated platform that reduces the cost of satisfying diverse factory automation requirements. EIB quickly delivers equipment automation communication standards - SECS/GEM, GEM300, Interface A (EDA) and custom protocols. ...

  • 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’s a single, integrated platform that delivers the equipment automation communication standards –SECS/GEM, GEM300 (including E148, E157), PV2 and Interface A / EDA – used in semiconductor, PV, LED, MEMS and other high-technology manufacturing. EIB is easy to configure for any tool type and tool topography 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 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.

  • Remicus™
    Remicus™ is a cloud-based infrastructure enabling secure, scalable remote access to equipment and equipment data located inside a fab, empowering geographically-dispersed experts and enabling the human cloud. ...

  • Remicus™ enables tool experts to manage manufacturing equipment via the web. It enables secure, scalable remote access to equipment and equipment data, empowering geographically-dispersed experts. This adds value to an OEM’s equipment solution offering for fab customers. Pronounced reh-Me-cuss, the name is a combination of “remote” and the Latin word for friend, amicus. It enables the human cloud whereby a distributed team works together efficiently on equipment inside a fab. Local service technicians in the fab collaborate with tool experts at OEM headquarters, giving the OEM the ability to support all deployed equipment regardless of location. Remicus provides a secure communication tunnel designed to protect both fab information and equipment-maker IP and meets the requirements of the most highly-secured corporate networks. It is based on cloud technology for scalability, meeting the peak data throughput needs of the largest to the smallest OEMs.