SOURCE: Crossing Automation, Inc.

Crossing Automation, Inc.

November 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Crossing Automation Signs Licensing Agreement With Global Equipment Services to Support Legacy Axys407 Robots

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - Crossing Automation, Inc. (www.crossinginc.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of fab and tool automation products used by today's foremost semiconductor device and equipment companies, today announced its first licensing agreement for the sale, service and support of legacy products. Under the terms of the agreement, Global Equipment Services (GES), a high tech equipment turnkey service company serving OEMs in the global semiconductor, flat panel display and solar cell production equipment industries, will market the Axys407 Model 21 Robot family.

"Crossing is committed to supporting our customers across all product lines," said Randy Clegg, vice president, global customer operations for Crossing Automation. "By transferring licensing of our legacy products to a qualified vendor such as GES, we eliminate obsolescence issues for repair and new builds and ensure our customers can continue to use older tools without delay in repair or support. In turn, we can focus more engineering resources on the development of new, next-generation products."

The agreement will allow GES to market and sell the Axys407 robots, provide global field and manufacturing service for new orders and provide a sustained engineering service including re-design, upgrades and modifications of the product. GES will establish a returned materials authorization center for Crossing Automation products in Vietnam and technical resource centers in India and San Jose, CA to support Crossing Automation's customers.

"As a leading provider of turnkey services to the industry, our role is to provide the best quality service to Crossing Automation's global installed base," said Don Tran, CEO of GES. "Already engaged with other leading OEMs, we bring the experience, capabilities and infrastructure to successfully manage the business operations for the Axys407 product line and ensure customer satisfaction."

The Axys407 Robot family is designed specifically for substrate-moving applications that demand a high degree of cleanliness, accuracy and reliability and easily integrates with other computer-controlled substrate-handling equipment. The Axys407 robots are 3-axis cylindrical-coordinate devices with an optional 4th axis at the servo wrist joint. The robot includes a self-contained servo controller that provides a high-level command interface protocol to the host. The robots can be configured with specific arm lengths, Z-travel, body orientation (upright or inverted) and harsh environment capability. The robot is provided with choices of vertical lift range, arm reach and end-effector style. Installed worldwide, they have been used in production since 2002 with more than 1,200 units in the field.

About Crossing Automation
Crossing Automation is a leading designer and manufacturer of fab and tool automation equipment, recognized for solving the critical issues facing today's semiconductor device and equipment companies. The company increases fab productivity and reduces equipment costs by consistently delivering fast, reliable 200mm, 300mm and 450mm wafer and carrier handling products, supported by sophisticated control software. Crossing's diverse family of atmospheric and vacuum modules includes loadports, EFEMs, sorters, vacuum transfer chambers, FOUP buffers, RFID systems, and carrier tracking software. These solutions are available in multiple configurations to address the customer's desire for maximum flexibility. For more information, visit www.crossinginc.com.

About Global Equipment Services
GES
provides global leverage for successful high tech equipment companies through outsourced design engineering, contract manufacturing, field service and training. With GES, you can focus your resources on your core strengths and let us supplement your team so you can accomplish more, on-time and on-budget. High tech equipment OEMs in the Semiconductor, Solar, FPD and LED equipment markets are benefitting with GES, providing higher levels of customer service in global markets, decreasing time-to-market and controlling costs. Combining our equipment engineering expertise from the USA and Japan with low cost engineering and manufacturing in Viet Nam and India, GES delivers services which are of the highest quality, extremely cost effective, fast and ensure complete IP security. For more information, please visit www.geservs.com.

Contact Information

  • Crossing Automation Contact
    May Su
    Vice President, Marketing
    Crossing Automation
    510 661 5009
    Email Contact

    GES Contact
    Gale Lu
    VP, Business Development
    Global Equipment Services
    408 441 0682
    Email Contact

    Agency Contact
    Amy Smith
    Impress Labs
    401 369 9266
    Email Contact