E12700 - SEMI E127 - Specification for Integrated Measurement Module Communications: Concepts, Behavior, and Services (IMMC)

Volume(s): Equipment Automation Software
Language: English
Type: Single Standards Download (.pdf)

This standard was technically approved by the global Information & Control Committee. This edition was approved for publication by the global Audits & Reviews Subcommittee on December 20, 2007. It was available at www.semi.org in February 2008. Originally published July 2003; previously published November 2007.


The purpose of integrated measurement (metrology or inspection) is to facilitate intra-equipment process monitoring through rapid access to measurement data, reduce material handling between process and measurement equipment, and the opportunity to increase process monitoring with minimal or no decrease in throughput. The benefits of integrated measurement also allow Advanced Process Control systems to use the results with reduced feedback lag time. The purpose of the IMMC specification is to provide an object-based specification of an Integrated Measurement Module together with a standard interface between an integrated measurement module and its control and data ports where these are commonly implemented by different suppliers. The interface allows access to the properties and services of specific objects. This will facilitate the effort needed for the integration of the module into a larger system. An additional purpose of this standard is to provide sufficient information through a combination of on-line services and interface documentation that an IMMC-compliant integrated measurement module may be integrated with multi-module equipment without requiring a software change in either the module or the equipment. This may require configuration changes made by the end-user through the equipment user interface where certain options are left to the module supplier.


Subordinate Standard:

SEMI E127.1-0308 - Specification for SECS-II Protocol for Integrated Measurement Module Communications (IMMC)


Referenced SEMI Standards

SEMI E5 — SEMI Equipment Communications Standard 2 Message Content (SECS-II)
SEMI E30 — Generic Model for Communications and Control of Manufacturing Equipment (GEM)
SEMI E30.5 — Specification for Metrology Specific Equipment Model (MSEM)
SEMI E32 — Material Movement Management (MMM)
SEMI E39 — Object Services Standard: Concepts, Behavior, and Services
SEMI E39.1 — SECS-II Protocol for Object Services Standard (OSS)
SEMI E40 — Standard for Processing Management
SEMI E41 — Exception Management (EM) Standard
SEMI E42 — Recipe Management Standard: Concepts, Behavior, and Message Services
SEMI E53 — Event Reporting
SEMI E58 — Automated Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Standard (ARAMS): Concepts, Behavior, and Services
SEMI E90 — Specification for Substrate Tracking
SEMI E90.1 — Provisional Specification for SECS-II Protocol Substrate Tracking
SEMI E98 — Provisional Standard for the Object-Based Equipment Model (OBEM)
SEMI E116 — Provisional Specification for Equipment Performance Tracking
SEMI E120 — Provisional Specification for the Common Equipment Model (CEM)
SEMI E148 — Specification for Time Synchronization and Definition of the Clock Object
SEMI M20 — Specification for Establishing a Wafer Coordinate System

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