PROFIBUS International (PI) announces the acceptance of the communication systems PROFIBUS and PROFINET by SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute) as SANpro standards. As umbrella organization, the SEMI takes the growing importance of the fieldbus communication into account by establishing fieldbus standards for the semiconductor industry.
The PROFIBUS standard was updated under the designation E54.8 based on IEC61158/61784. PROFINET was added as the E54.14 standard. This step qualifies the two technologies of the PROFIBUS International for the use in machines and systems in the semiconductor industry.