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Jabil’s Chad Industries Announces Partnership with GPD Global

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jabil’s Chad Industries announces today that is has completed the first installation of its WaferMate200 with GPD Global’s MAX Series Dispense System.

The WaferMate200TM is a high performance robotic wafer-handling platform engineered for expert automation of semiconductor wafers and similar substrates and is the simplest, most cost effective path for wafer-level process tool manufacturers to deliver automated solutions to the end-user.

“Based upon Chad Industries recognized position as a leader in wafer handling equipment, and their ability to provide a custom solution for thin wafer and temporary carrier handling, we selected them to work with us on this project” says Christian Vega, sales manager at GPD Global. “The combination of our volumetric dispense technology and their excellent wafer handling skills resulted in a solution that exceeded the customer requirements and opens the door for future collaboration.”

The successful collaboration between Chad Industries and GPD Global resulted in a process where a fully enclosed automated wafer heat stage was designed to meet SEMI standards. A separate cooling stage allows the hot wafers to be cooled for safe handling, without impacting the overall process time while a new wafer is being heated. Completing the integration is GEM/SECS communications for both systems to the customer’s environment.

In order to meet end-customer requirements, both systems required custom tooling features. The WaferMate included a fully integrated wafer heat stage, with tight temperature tolerance control to provide uniform heat to the wafers (post dispense process). The GPD tool required custom fluid handling with integrated level detection, and the dispensing utilized PCD continuously volumetric dispense technology.

About Jabil
Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and aftermarket product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 30 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, “JBL.” Further information is available on Jabil’s website: www.jabil.com.

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