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Upcoming events

As the industry leader in automation software, we participate at several global events annually. Find out where we’ll be.

December, 2021


7 - 9

SEMICON West – Booth 461, South Hall

Moscone Center | San Francisco, USA

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Be sure to stop by Booth 461 – South Hall at SEMICON West to say “Hi” to the PEER Group® Team and learn about the latest features we’ve added to PEER® Tool Orchestrator (PTO®).

What’s new?

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  • PTO & Machine Learning – The latest version of PTO introduces new infrastructure for machine learning, making it easier than ever to predict job completion. Request this webinar to learn more about machine learning and automation.
  • Remote Access – PTO’s all-new Web UI gives users remote access to the PTO server from virtually any smart device. Overcome clean room logistical challenges, decrease response time, increase productivity, and introduce new manufacturing efficiencies into your process.
Smart Manufacturing Pavilion

Doug Suerich, PEER Group’s Director of Marketing and Product Evangelist, is chairing all 4 sessions focused on optimizing manufacturing. These sessions are a great opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in Smart Manufacturing.

Session Date Time
Sensing the Smart Way Tuesday, December 7 10:30am – 12:30pm
Connecting the Smart Way Tuesday, December 7 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Predicting the Smart Way Wednesday, December 8 10:30am – 12:30pm
Smart Solutions with Real Benefits Wednesday, December 8 2:00pm – 4:00pm
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28 - 30

SEMICON Taiwan – Booth K2868, 1F

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center | Taipei, Taiwan

Meet with our local product distributors – DKSH Taiwan Ltd. – in our booth.

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February, 2022


9 - 11

SEMICON Korea – Booth C248

COEX | Seoul, Korea

Meet with our local sales representatives – Toward Future Inc. – in our booth.

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March, 2022


23 - 25

SEMICON China – Booth 4785, Hall N4

Shanghai New International Expo Centre | Shanghai, China

Meet with our local product distributors – DKSH (Shanghai) Ltd. – in our booth.

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Past events

November, 2021


16 - 19

SEMICON Europa – Booth B1634

Messe München | München, Germany

“Can AI Optimize Your Equipment’s Throughput” – Presentation
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Mike Barrett

Presenter: Mike Barrett, Director, Global OEM Sales
Executive Forum, Hall B2
16:10 CET | Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In response to global chip shortages, many semiconductor fabs have started to demand even higher throughput from the equipment on their manufacturing floors. While process timing is often constrained by physics, opportunities do exist to reduce wait time waste by optimizing the manner in which substrates are scheduled within complex tools, for example, in equipment that combines multiple operations within a single cluster.

However, scheduling wafer flows within a complex cluster tool – particularly in a high-volume, high-mix environment – presents several engineering challenges for optimizing wafer movements. Is it possible to avoid deadlocks and maximize throughput while enforcing strict process and recipe rules? When a tool’s components are operating in a degraded mode or are disabled for maintenance, can the equipment continue to perform efficiently? A tight labor market that requires OEMs to make tough decisions about where to allocate scarce expert developers compounds the challenge.

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have introduced the possibility for automated solutions that can discover optimal routing in real time, replacing the effort for creating high-quality substrate schedulers manually. Such an approach would increase fab throughput while simultaneously reducing time to market and engineering effort for OEMs.

In this talk, PEER Group will compare three generations of cluster tool schedulers: Traditional, Offline optimized via machine learning, and Real-time equipment optimization using AI.

October, 2021



WEBINAR: Backend equipment and the need for SECS/GEM & GEM300

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As factories look to streamline their production, increase quality, and reduce costs, best practices from highly automated front end fabs are making their way into the back end. OEMs are being asked to deliver equipment that is compliant with SEMI® Standards such as SECS/GEM, GEM300 and more.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The basics around the primary SEMI automation standards, and where they are being used
  • How you can implement the standards to make your equipment compliant
  • The common pitfalls during factory acceptance testing, and how you can avoid them to get equipment accepted on time

Achieving SEMI Standards compliance is increasingly important for OEMs but it does not need to be complicated. Join us on October 26, 2021 to learn how to efficiently implement GEM and GEM300.

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19 - 22

SEMI Global Smart Manufacturing Conference – Virtual

Session Moderator: Doug Suerich, Director of Marketing

PEER Group is pleased to sponsor this Smart Manufacturing event.

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4 - 7

APCSM Conference 2021 – Virtual

Co-chair: Doug Suerich, Director of Marketing

PEER Group is pleased to sponsor the APCSM Hybrid conference.

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April, 2021


13 - 14

European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc |m) Conference  – Virtual

“Machine Learning for Cluster Tool Throughput Optimization” – Presentation

Presenter: Doug Suerich, Product Evangelist

10:45am – 12:00pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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March, 2021



SEMI Europe Technology Week Webinar Series

Future Fab Day – The World of Smart Manufacturing

Moderator: Michael Arnold, Managing Director, PEER Group GmbH

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17 - 19

SEMICON China – Booth 3214, N3

Shanghai New International Expo Centre | Shanghai, China

Meet with our local product distributors – DKSH (Shanghai) Ltd. – in our booth.

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February, 2021


15 - 19

Technology Unites Global Summit – Virtual

“Cost-effective Automation for Legacy Factories” – Presentation

Presenter: Doug Suerich, Product Evangelist

Fab Management Forum Session 2: Smart Fab Solutions for Smarter Process Tools

12:00 – 14:15 CET | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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