domainLogix Runs Factories at Internet Speeds With 4 Pilot Projects

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from domainLogix Corporation

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With the importance of Internet
 technology in the factory heating up in the semiconductor industry,
 domainLogix Corporation received further validation for its web-enabled
 software solution from both U.S. and European OEMs and chipmakers. domainLogix
 announced four beta site customers for its OBEM XP(TM) tool connectivity
 software based on the SEMI E-98 OBEM (object based equipment model) standard,
 which translates into significant productivity gains and e-diagnostics
 capabilities for its customers.
     Both 200 mm and 300 mm customers are in pilot testing of domainLogix's
 OBEM XP for e-diagnostics, advanced process control and advanced data mining
 techniques. The goal is to gain dramatic improvements in the availability of
 data and to operate within a standardized framework for the integration of
 tools into the factory. The OEMs and chipmakers will record the tool's
 performance for improvements in productivity and overall equipment
 effectiveness (OEE).
     E-diagnostics has been identified as the first industry wide initiative
 that must be addressed to meet (OEE) objectives. International SEMATECH (ISMT)
 has formed an e-diagnostics working group to drive the commercialization of
 open, secure, internet-based access methods for suppliers to monitor
 equipment. The factors behind the adoption of the OBEM standard are focused on
 providing a better model of tools that allow for effective tool integration in
 support of production. domainLogix's OBEM XP product adheres to the guidelines
 established by ISMT and provides the framework required to seamlessly connect
 equipment suppliers to chip manufacturers in support of e-diagnostics.
     "With the adoption of 300 mm standards chipmakers are looking for a
 solution to improve equipment productivity in order to meet roadmap targets,"
 commented Jim Macek, domainLogix president and CEO. "Today's advanced
 technology and increasing demand has propelled Internet technology to the
 forefront of the industry's development activity. We have spent considerable
 time and energy to best determine how to effectively apply the technology of
 the Internet in order to enable our customers to meet manufacturing
 objectives. With four beta sites already under way, domainLogix is confident
 that the growing importance for Internet capability and the early adoption of
 its OBEM XP solution will get others to follow suit."
     The Internet promises chipmakers significant improvements to OEE by
 providing more timely diagnosis and repair, and in the longer term can improve
 equipment reliability by allowing technicians to spot impending problems
 before they occur. domainLogix's OBEM XP supports e-diagnostics at the tool
 level, providing open, secure, Internet-based access methods for suppliers to
 monitor their equipment, allowing access to the tool using any standard object
 orientated access technologies, including DCOM, CORBA, SOAP/XML and RMI, all
 compatible with Internet technology.
     "OBEM XP creates a higher degree of interoperability between tools in
 order to retrieve better quality data," according to Charles Baylis, vice
 president of engineering for domainLogix. "Fab managers are looking for remote
 data collection capability, and with OBEM XP not only is that possible, but
 more data is accessible and usable, therefore more information is retrieved
 for better diagnosis of problems. Today, the quality of data retrieved from
 the tools is poor. Data that is actionable now is not easily available and
 costly to get. Data on demand is what domainLogix is providing customers."
 
     About domainLogix
     domainLogix Corporation provides the semiconductor industry and related
 markets, such as silicon wafer, flat panel display, storage media and ink-jet
 manufacturing, with software/systems integration services and software
 products. The company enables high levels of factory integration through
 application of knowledge, reusable processes, procedures, products and
 automation solutions built upon the latest commercial software, technologies,
 and industry standards. Its products are designed to maximize return on
 investment by improving yield and quality, and reducing cycle-time and cost.
 domainLogix is comprised of information technology architects, offering
 consultation, design, development, integration and implementation services, as
 well as factory-wide automation service solutions cross-cutting business and
 manufacturing systems via the factory network infrastructure.
 
     This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
 Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe
 harbor provisions of those sections and the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk
 uncertainties and that the actual results or developments may differ
 materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various
 factors. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 domainLogix's limited operating history, number of customers, domainLogix's
 dependence on the implementation of the OBEM standards, the rate by which
 customers move from the existing standards to OBEM, and competition from
 companies with substantially greater resources. We have based these
 forward-looking statements on information currently available and disclaim any
 intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
 
     NOTE:  domainLogix Corporation and OBEM XP are trademarks of domainLogix
 Corporation. All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE domainLogix Corporation
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With the importance of Internet
 technology in the factory heating up in the semiconductor industry,
 domainLogix Corporation received further validation for its web-enabled
 software solution from both U.S. and European OEMs and chipmakers. domainLogix
 announced four beta site customers for its OBEM XP(TM) tool connectivity
 software based on the SEMI E-98 OBEM (object based equipment model) standard,
 which translates into significant productivity gains and e-diagnostics
 capabilities for its customers.
     Both 200 mm and 300 mm customers are in pilot testing of domainLogix's
 OBEM XP for e-diagnostics, advanced process control and advanced data mining
 techniques. The goal is to gain dramatic improvements in the availability of
 data and to operate within a standardized framework for the integration of
 tools into the factory. The OEMs and chipmakers will record the tool's
 performance for improvements in productivity and overall equipment
 effectiveness (OEE).
     E-diagnostics has been identified as the first industry wide initiative
 that must be addressed to meet (OEE) objectives. International SEMATECH (ISMT)
 has formed an e-diagnostics working group to drive the commercialization of
 open, secure, internet-based access methods for suppliers to monitor
 equipment. The factors behind the adoption of the OBEM standard are focused on
 providing a better model of tools that allow for effective tool integration in
 support of production. domainLogix's OBEM XP product adheres to the guidelines
 established by ISMT and provides the framework required to seamlessly connect
 equipment suppliers to chip manufacturers in support of e-diagnostics.
     "With the adoption of 300 mm standards chipmakers are looking for a
 solution to improve equipment productivity in order to meet roadmap targets,"
 commented Jim Macek, domainLogix president and CEO. "Today's advanced
 technology and increasing demand has propelled Internet technology to the
 forefront of the industry's development activity. We have spent considerable
 time and energy to best determine how to effectively apply the technology of
 the Internet in order to enable our customers to meet manufacturing
 objectives. With four beta sites already under way, domainLogix is confident
 that the growing importance for Internet capability and the early adoption of
 its OBEM XP solution will get others to follow suit."
     The Internet promises chipmakers significant improvements to OEE by
 providing more timely diagnosis and repair, and in the longer term can improve
 equipment reliability by allowing technicians to spot impending problems
 before they occur. domainLogix's OBEM XP supports e-diagnostics at the tool
 level, providing open, secure, Internet-based access methods for suppliers to
 monitor their equipment, allowing access to the tool using any standard object
 orientated access technologies, including DCOM, CORBA, SOAP/XML and RMI, all
 compatible with Internet technology.
     "OBEM XP creates a higher degree of interoperability between tools in
 order to retrieve better quality data," according to Charles Baylis, vice
 president of engineering for domainLogix. "Fab managers are looking for remote
 data collection capability, and with OBEM XP not only is that possible, but
 more data is accessible and usable, therefore more information is retrieved
 for better diagnosis of problems. Today, the quality of data retrieved from
 the tools is poor. Data that is actionable now is not easily available and
 costly to get. Data on demand is what domainLogix is providing customers."
 
     About domainLogix
     domainLogix Corporation provides the semiconductor industry and related
 markets, such as silicon wafer, flat panel display, storage media and ink-jet
 manufacturing, with software/systems integration services and software
 products. The company enables high levels of factory integration through
 application of knowledge, reusable processes, procedures, products and
 automation solutions built upon the latest commercial software, technologies,
 and industry standards. Its products are designed to maximize return on
 investment by improving yield and quality, and reducing cycle-time and cost.
 domainLogix is comprised of information technology architects, offering
 consultation, design, development, integration and implementation services, as
 well as factory-wide automation service solutions cross-cutting business and
 manufacturing systems via the factory network infrastructure.
 
     This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
 Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe
 harbor provisions of those sections and the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk
 uncertainties and that the actual results or developments may differ
 materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various
 factors. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 domainLogix's limited operating history, number of customers, domainLogix's
 dependence on the implementation of the OBEM standards, the rate by which
 customers move from the existing standards to OBEM, and competition from
 companies with substantially greater resources. We have based these
 forward-looking statements on information currently available and disclaim any
 intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
 
     NOTE:  domainLogix Corporation and OBEM XP are trademarks of domainLogix
 Corporation. All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  domainLogix Corporation