An equipment management method for managing semiconductor equipment via an equipment manager. In the equipment management method, production scenario rules and equipment behavior rules are first defined respectively in a production scenario database of a configuration controller and an equipment behavior database of an equipment driver. Them, a command is received from a manufacturing execution system (MES), and is converted into a production process scenario by looking up the corresponding production scenario rule in the production scenario database. Thereafter, the production process scenario is converted into a GEI (generic equipment interface) message with a GEI message specification, and the GEI message is transmitted to the equipment driver.
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Nov 6|