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Jabil’s Chad Industries to participate at Semicon West 2014 in San Francisco, July 8-10
St. PETERSBURG, FL Chad Industries, owned by Jabil Circuit, Inc., announced today that it will demonstrate flexible automated wafer handling for 450mm wafers during SEMICON West 2014 in San Francisco.

"We are excited to expand the WaferMate product family to include a robust and flexible handler for 450mm wafers.  This is an important part of the development roadmap for many of our OEM customers as they chart a path to support the launch of 450mm wafer production lines." said Scott Klimczak, Sr Director of Engineering Services.  "It is extremely important to JABIL-CHAD that we move in-step with our OEM partners and provide them with reliable, cost effective, automation solutions that they need to support their expanding process tool requirements." 

Jabil engineers will be exhibiting their WaferMate450-2™, a highly configurable, BOLTS-compatible robotic wafer-handling workcell that integrates high performance with cost competitiveness. The latest WaferWare software is a flexible software suite that allows wide-ranging application and unique user interface control.

The WaferMate450 workcell can act as a bridge tool, handling either 300mm or 450mm wafers using BOLTS compliant loadports.  The flexible operating system and tooling allow for wafer size change over without any tooling changes.  This allows customers to transition to 450mm production while retaining the ability to run 300mm wafers.

Visit booth #5649 in the North Hall during SemiconWest.  The show will run from July 08-10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center.

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 23 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:


About Chad Industries

Chad Industries, owned by Jabil Circuit, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets odd-form electronics assembly equipment, automated solar cell manufacturing systems, and semiconductor wafer handling solutions.  CHAD INDUSTRIES and has been in the automation business since 1973, and is a wholly owned division of JABIL CIRCUIT INC. Further information is available on Chad Industries website:


Jabil / Chad Contact:Richard Munro  Business Development Manager  PH:(714) 938-0080  Ex. 2524

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