Semiconductor Division of Xandex Inc. is one of approximately 2,000 companies which provide the
equipment and materials used to fabricate, test, assemble and
package integrated circuits. This multi-billion dollar global industry
enables the manufacture of semiconductors which in turn drive over
$1 trillion in annual world wide electronic device sales.
Semiconductor Division designs, manufactures, markets and services products and equipment
for use in the testing of semiconductor devices which are the
technology drivers for computers, automobiles, telecommunications
products and a vast array of consumer electronics. The Company's
products and services enable semiconductor manufacturers to test
the integrity of semiconductor devices while in batch wafer form
or as packaged chips. The Company's primary offerings are test
interface design and manufacturing services for Automated Test
Equipment (ATE) and high speed DieMark® inking systems used to
mark defective devices at wafer level test for positive
identification during latter assembly and packaging processes.
its semiconductor products directly to end-users and through independent
regional distributors. The Company's products are also sold to
manufacturers of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for incorporation
into their products. Xandex products are distributed throughout
North America, Europe, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
Indonesia and the Philippines from its Petaluma, California
headquarters. Via its distributors, the Company maintains regional
sales and customer support operations in Japan, Korea,
Taiwan and the Peoples Republic of China. Each of the Company's
distributor facilities is located in proximity to significant
semiconductor manufacturing centers.
Xandex global presence also includes a
Division and a wholly owned investment arm,
held, Xandex is ISO 9001:2008 Registered through the National
Standards Authority of Ireland. The Company maintains its
headquarters at 1360 Redwood Way, Suite A, Petaluma,
California 94954 U.S.A. The Company's telephone number is (707)
763-7799, its facsimile number is (707) 763-2631 and its Internet
Our Corporate Mission
Xandex's mission is to be the preferred
supplier of innovative semiconductor test and assembly solutions worldwide.
Our Guiding Principles
- Honesty, clarity, timeliness and mutual
respect in all of our communications.
- Innovation and creativity to provide new
and improved products, practices and services.
- A commitment to quality in everything we
- Teamwork among ourselves as well as with
our customers and business partners.
- Continuous development of our
organization and its people in a healthy and enjoyable environment.
- Recognizing and rewarding the people and
organizations that contribute to our success.
- Fairness and ethical conduct in all of
- Caring for the well being of our
environment and the community in which we live.
August 22, 1980, Xandex was founded by three Fairchild
Semiconductor employees and their friends. The founders shared the
classic Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit -- a desire to
create and develop their own start-up. Using their combined sales
and engineering expertise, they identified one area of
semiconductor manufacturing that needed significant improvement:
inking silicon wafers to mark defective die for identification by
machine vision systems during the assembly and packaging process.
time, the semiconductor industry used a messy, time-consuming
method of inking which left an irregular mark on the die. The
Xandex founders focused on creating a uniform, efficient inking
method. They also were aware that the industry was quickly moving
to automation; any solution needed to take this trend into
company product -- the first of its type in the arena of
semiconductor wafer testing -- was the DieMark
disposable-cartridge inker. The DieMark system enabled deposition
of up to 150,000 uniform, round ink dots, as small as the width of
a human hair, from a single pre-filled, pre-tuned cartridge. The
cartridge itself was disposable, consistent, easy to install, use
In January of
1982, Kamran Shamsavari joined Xandex as President. The Shamsavari
family provided funding and leadership in bringing the first
DieMark products to market. Leading semiconductor manufacturers
immediately accepted the DieMark concept. Texas Instruments became
the first DieMark customer and others soon followed.
is the recognized industry leader for wafer marking solutions. The
Company offers 236 ink cartridge models and over 150 different
inker manipulators to accommodate virtually every test equipment
configuration and ink dot need. DieMark inking systems are in use
by virtually every semiconductor manufacturer, at over 900 sites
around the world.
Xandex was the first American-based company to develop and
introduce automated solutions for tester/prober interfacing with
its patented AutoLoader™ automated probe card changing system.
Xandex's portfolio of test interfacing designs has expanded to
include solutions for kinematic tester docking, and mechanical/electrical
expanded its test interface product offerings in 1999 with the introduction of high speed Xandex Transmission Line
(XTL) cabling and interconnect products for semiconductor Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). New cable and interconnect
manufacturing and test production lines were added in 2000,
doubling the square footage at the Petaluma, CA headquarters and
manufacturing plant. Currently, Xandex Transmission Line
products (XTL) are a preferred interfacing
solution for leading ATE manufacturers.
family, with Kamran as president, continues to lead the company’s
management team in the 21st century. The same passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
that drove the original product development to world class success
continue to be the foundation of the Company's design,
manufacturing and global sales efforts.