Automated film frame handlers increase LED and semiconductor production

March 6, 2012 — Owens Design Inc., semiconductor, solar, and data storage capital equipment component supplier, released multiple customized film frame automated handlers to customers in the semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing tool industries.

The handlers had to be customized for various wafer processing tool applications because of the variety of film frames and film frame cassettes. Owens Design combined expertise in film frame extraction, alignment and transport to develop the film frame system for semiconductor and LED process equipment suppliers. The Owens Design automated film frame handling product is easily customized to address various non-standard form factors, the company reports.

Automating the loading and unloading of film frames into a process tool reduces manufacturing time for semiconductor manufacturers and enables greater volume production of LEDs. Automation increases productivity while lowering LED manufacturing costs, added John Apgar, president of Owens Design.

Owens Design specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of capital equipment. For more information about Owens Design’s Customized Automated Film Frame Handler Solutions, please visit


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