SOURCE: Cimetrix Inc.

Cimetrix Inc.

June 27, 2013 16:00 ET

Cimetrix Announces the Availability of a New CIMConnect Service Release

New APIs and Support for Latest SEMI Standards Highlighted in Release

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) -  Cimetrix Incorporated (OTCQB: CMXX) (www.cimetrix.com), a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries, announced the availability of the latest service release of the CIMConnect™ software toolkit. CIMConnect software provides libraries, sample applications, testing tools, and GEM Manual template for developing and deploying communication interfaces on manufacturing equipment. The CIMConnect architecture supports both the SEMI SECS/GEM standard and the SEMI PV2 standard, as well as multiple independent host interfaces with a generic communication abstraction layer.

Dave Faulkner, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cimetrix commented, "Cimetrix customers are very loyal to the CIMConnect software, and we strive to earn that loyalty by constantly developing and improving the product. That effort focuses on supporting SEMI factory connectivity standards as well as the best design practices. In addition, we continue to support new platforms as well as be responsive to requests from our customers. The new CIMConnect Service Release delivers the functionality our customers are requesting to keep them ahead of the industry and support their new systems development projects."

The latest service release of CIMConnect software delivers:

  • Platform support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and 2012. Customers can now use the most efficient development environment available today.
  • Two new application program interfaces (APIs) to enable setting and clearing alarm reports. These APIs ease the development effort and supports development in accordance with the best practices recommended by SEMI.
  • Functionality to make interfacing CIMConnect to 64-bit applications easier and more efficient
  • Updated support for SEMI standards
    • EDA/Interface A 
      • Added functionality to enable customers using both CIMConnect and CIMPortal version 2 to comply with the new SEMI E164 specification for the EDA Common Metadata standard
    • SECS/GEM
      • 2 new SECS-II messages recently required by the SEMI standards committee for the E5 standard
        • S1F21 to get a list of data variables on the equipment (name list)
        • S1F23 to get a list of events on the equipment (name list)

Cimetrix CIMConnect software customers who currently have a support contract in place will be receiving the update media by the end of June.

About Cimetrix Incorporated
Cimetrix (OTCQB: CMXX) develops and supports factory automation software products for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries. Cimetrix factory connectivity software allows for rapid and reliable implementation of the SEMI SECS/GEM, GEM300, PV2, and EDA standards. Our flexible equipment control framework software is the latest technology that enables equipment suppliers to design and implement their supervisory control, material handling, operator interface, platform and process control, and automation requirements of manufacturing facilities. Cimetrix products can be found in virtually every 300mm semiconductor factory worldwide and include CIMControlFramework™, CIMConnect™, CIM300™, and CIMPortal™. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide.

Cimetrix is an active member of both Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and SEMATECH.

For more information, please visit www.cimetrix.com.

Safe Harbor Statement:
The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements about the Company's prospects for future growth and results of operations are forward-looking statements. The comments made by the Company's senior management in regards to future revenue and results are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that may adversely affect expected results including but not limited to recovery of the economic markets into which the Company sells products, increased capital expenditures by semiconductor chip manufacturers, market acceptance of the Company's products, the timing and degree of adoption of Interface A by the semiconductor industry, the ability of the Company to control its costs associated with providing products and services, the mix between products and services (which generally have higher associated costs of revenue) provided by the Company, the competitive position of the Company and its products, which include CODE, CIMConnect, CIM300 and CIMPortal product families, the economic climate in the markets in which the Company's products are sold, technological improvements, and other risks discussed more fully in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's most recent filing on Form 10-K, which further details such risk factors.