Semicon West in San Francisco: Bosch Rexroth to Display Applications and Automation Technology to Improve Semiconductor and Photovoltaic Production

Bosch Rexroth Bridge Module

Company to feature automation technology and applications that improve productivity, reliability, throughput and cost for semiconductor manufacturing and photovoltaic production, July 15-17 at Semicon West, booths S-841 and S-941.

(San Francisco, CA - Bosch Rexroth, the Drive and Control Company, will exhibit a broad range of automation capabilities and applications for semiconductor and photovoltaic production, July 15-17 in San Francisco at Semicon West, booths S-841 and S-941.

Showcasing application areas for solar, wafer handling, metrology, chip handling and wire bonding, Bosch Rexroth will demonstrate how companies can improve productivity, enhance reliability, boost throughput and reduce cost for semiconductor and photovoltaic manufacturing.

In addition to working displays for photovoltaic cell handling, wafer lifting and FOUP transfer, the company's 1,600 square-foot booth will contain specific products and technologies from its electric drives and controls, pneumatics, linear motion and assembly technology groups.

Key product highlights will include:
New Bridge Module with extremely stiff profile and carriage, ideal for solar cell manufacturing
Miniature linear motion components for wire bonding and chip handling
New IndraDrive Cs drive and SERCOS III automation technology for wafer handling and other processes
NYCe4000 control system suitable for all types of encoders, and high-precision linear motion components for metrology
Pneumatic Non-Contact Transfer (NCT) units for photovoltaic panel and wafer handling
asy-2-Combine pneumatic component system for chip handling

For more information about Rexroth's involvement in semiconductor and photovoltaic manufacturing, visit

In the semiconductor and photovoltaic manufacturing industry Bosch Rexroth offers drive, motion, and control products for front- and back-end equipment, interbay automated material-handling systems, and support equipment-covering electronic drives and controls, linear motion, and pneumatics. Rexroth servo motors, drives, and controls, HMIs, and I/O systems allow precise multi-axis controls. Linear motion Ball Rail® systems cover the range of speeds, precision, and load capacity and include cleanroom-certified systems. A pneumatics line, beyond miniature and standard valves and cylinders, includes non-contact transfer units, rotary indexers, wafer-handling frames, and grippers. The company also provides cleanroom-certified structural aluminum framing that allows fast configuration of everything from workstations to work cells.

Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $7.4 billion (5.4 billion Euros) in 2007 with nearly 33,000 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth's unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. Visit for more information.

For more information, please contact

Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Joachim Scholz
Telephone (859) 254-8031
Fax (859) 281-3483

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