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CHAD Industries Will Display the Latest WaferMate and WaferWare Software at the SemiconWest 2010 Show

June 28, 2010 - Anaheim, CA - CHAD Industries announced today that it will be demostrating the next generation of WaferMate workcell and WaferWare operating software during the SemiconWest 2010 show in San Francisco next month.

The WaferMate workcell has been redesigned for ease of manufacture while remaining flexible for rapid customization to meet different OEM requirements. The redesigned frame and integration components simplify the assembly process across the WaferMate family. The design has a specific focus to provide all of the standard feature sets customers require and is also easily adaptable to new design features required by our OEM’s to address the latest non-standard wafer handling challenges. Ultimately the system can provide enormous flexibility while still maintaining a short build schedule.

CHAD will also be demonstrating the latest WaferWare software operating system for WaferMate workcells. The WaferWare software GUI design is based upon SEMI Std E-95, and features simple to use screens for ease of operator use. The software has been developed with a focus on flexibility and ease of adapting the WaferMate workcell to new process challenges, and to reducing the software development for new applications.

Wayne Rapp, CHAD’s Vice-President of Engineering explains the importance of the new WaferMate design and WaferWare software “The new workcell design is important to meet the needs of our OEM customers for lower cost wafer handler systems with faster delivery time. The new WaferWare software was developed to provide a simpler, and more flexible, graphical user interface for our customers. The GUI design makes it more familiar to new operators, and easier for technicians to use. This is extremely important as CHAD continues to penetrate new markets and territories through our OEM customers and distributors. This combination of mechanical, controls, and software flexibility truly provides CHAD with a standard platform to handle non-standard applications”

For more information on CHAD Industries wafer handling capabilities (including thin wafers and warped wafers) please contact Richard Munro at CHAD Industries 714-938-0080 or

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