Industries Launches New SEMI E95 Compatible Software
10, 2010 - Anaheim, CA - Chad
Industries has launched WaferWareTM, a new software front
end for its WaferMateTM
family of automated wafer handling systems. The new WaferWareTM
release was driven to provide a flexible software platform
for automated wafer handling and to meet the SEMI E95-1101
specification for Human Interface for Semiconductor Manufacturing
The drive for a flexible software platform for automated wafer
handling was driven by years of experience developing systems
for leading edge technology customers who had a large variety
of application requirements. The challenge has always been to
provide a reliable system in a reasonable lead-time at an affordable
price. To meet this need CHAD’s software was optimized
to develop new runtime algorithms that can quickly adapt to new
hardware and software routine requirements.
A key feature in the new WaferWareTM software is the presentation
of the Recipe information for the operator. The “Jobs” screen
clearly communicates the recipe information to the operator using
a combination of text and also a simple graphic representation
for the path.
Another key challenge for the WaferWareTM was to address navigating
technicians intuitively thru the flexible data structure. The “Recipe” screen
provides not only a presentation format, but also a logical navigational
path to all the data required to edit or create a new recipe.
Each of the recipe elements is displayed on the main “Recipe” screen.
The information for each of the recipe elements can be edited
directly from the “Recipe” screen with the ability
to address all subordinate data. The technician can then quickly
move back to the main “Recipe” screen with all the
“Our goal with the release of WaferWare was to create
a software package that addressed the challenge of flexibility
that is encountered when developing new applications. Specifically,
those that require new hardware and software to fulfill a new
customer’s challenge”, says Scott Klimczak, President
of CHAD Industries. “This two year development cycle has
resulted in software that is flexible and efficient for Chad
and our customers to develop the next generation semiconductor
process tools. Ultimately, this allows CHAD to deliver custom
and complex WaferMateTM workcell solutions without impacting
our standard delivery lead-times.”
CHAD Industries is privately owned and is based in Anaheim, California.
CHAD has been in business for over 35 years and provides equipment
to the solar product manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing
and the electronic circuit assembly industries. In addition to
test and sort systems, CHAD provides assembly systems for CPV
secondary optics, solar module assembly, solar cell welding operations,
and general solar cell handling equipment. For more information,
contact Rich Munro at 714-938-0080.