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Chad Industries Announces OEM Agreement with DEK International

July '07, ANAHEIM, CA -Chad Industries Inc., a supplier of automated wafer handling equipment, today announced a multi-year OEM agreement with mass imaging leader DEK International. Under the terms of the agreement, Chad Industries will supply automated wafer handling equipment for DEK's advanced semiconductor imaging platforms and processes including DirEKt Ball Placement™, wafer bumping, DirEKt Coat™ backside wafer coating and encapsulation. Chad Industries’ WaferMate™ series of wafer handling equipment is a key component of DEK’s fully automated semiconductor packaging solutions. DEK continues to push the boundaries of high volume semiconductor applications and Chad has worked in parallel to develop unique handling options for non-traditional wafers including ultra-thin, warped, grooved and glass wafers.

“ DEK’s ‘Expect More’ philosophy invites customers to tap into our knowledge base and materials deposition expertise, leveraging our know-how to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness,” comments Steve Watkin, Semiconductor and Alternative Applications Manager with DEK. “In turn, we expect more from our supplier partners and Chad has consistently delivered innovative and robust wafer handling technologies that have enabled us to deploy turnkey wafer processing platforms for the most advanced applications.”

Scott Klimczak, President of Chad Industries, echoes Watkins’ enthusiasm about the partnership. “Aligning ourselves with leading technology firms like DEK is central to Chad’s growth strategy,” says Klimczak. “Our commitment to designing handling solutions for both traditional and alternative wafers has facilitated DEK’s semiconductor applications development, enabling future technologies to come on-line today. We have adapted our equipment designs so no alteration to the core screen printing platform is required, effectively reducing manufacturing costs and improving production efficiency.”

For more information on this or any of Chad's assembly solutions, please visit the company online at or call 714-938-0080.

About Chad Industries
Chad Industries designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer handling solutions, mechanical and odd-form component assembly systems, liquid handling technologies for the life sciences industry, and other automated handling, assembly and test products. Founded in 1973, Chad leads the market for odd-form component assembly with its CHAD IQ™ product line. More information is available at

About DEK International
DEK is a global provider of advanced pre-placement manufacturing solutions and innovative deposition technologies for a wide range of electronic materials. For more information, visit DEK at

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