Industry 4.0


Semiconductor Equipment Communications Standard, Generic Equipment Model (SECS/GEM) is an industry standard factory equipment interface protocol for equipment-to-host data communications. The standard has been widely adopted in the semiconductor, surface mount technology, electronics assembly, device, photovoltaic, and solar cell industries.

With the introduction of SECS/GEM capability, easily transform their operations into a smart factory with M2M communication, automation, as well as real time data acquisition for data monitoring, control and analytics.

Upon a successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand SECS and GEM Standards and Requirements.
  • Translate the SECS Message Structure.
  • Extract relevant information and supported functions from an Equipment SECS/GEM manual.
  • Know a typical implementation or usage of Equipment SECS/GEM capabilities
  • Set up the communication between Equipment and Host (Practical)
  • Conduct basic troubleshooting or Equipment Characterization (Practical)

Target Audience

Applicable Industries: Semiconductor, Photovoltaic, LED, and other manufacturing industries that require their machines to be SECS/GEM compliant.

For individuals:

  • Sales and Marketing - require more of an overview of the standards so as to understand customers’ requirements
  • OEM Software Developers – a greater detail of the standards in order for the equipment to be certified as compliant
  • End-User Software Developers – an understanding of what the compliant equipment will support for these standards.

Basic knowledge on programming