SEMI Discusses Benefits of SMT-ELS Protocol


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During productronica 2019, the I-Connect007 Editorial Team met with some of the industry's top executives, managers, and engineers.

In this video interview, part of the productronica coverage, the I-Connect007 team speaks with Tom Salmon, VP of collaborative platforms for SEMI

Editor Nolan Johnson and Tom Salmon discuss the SMT- ELS protocol, which is being developed collaboratively as a replacement for SMEMA. Salmon overviews the technology involved and industry acceptance so far. He also explains SEMI’s focus on information and control standards, including the newest solution which allows companies to perform switchovers much faster, thanks to the TCP/IP protocol. This platform also works with traditional PLC systems, shrinking development time from one month to several days.

The productronica event is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for electronics development and production. The productronica trade fair is held on alternating years, at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. The next productronica will be held November 16-19, 2021.

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