Xandex Inc. was Incorporated August 22, 1980, 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.
The original 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 and replace. Today, DieMark® products have worldwide distribution throughout North America, the EU and Asia.
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. Today Xandex is the recognized industry leader for wafer marking solutions worldwide.
As semiconductor test technology evolved, Xandex initiated multiple R&D projects to develop new test solutions and commercialize new technologies in the areas of probe card transport, test head to prober/handler docking and high fidelity electrical interconnects. The resulting products gained wide acceptance with OEMs and are in service around the world. For more information on Xandex Semiconductor Products, visit www.xandexsemi.com.
Always driven to discover and develop technology, the Company has, over the years made passive investments in promising tech start-ups as opportunities presented themselves. In 2005, the Company formalized all investment activity by organizing a wholly owned subsidiary, Xandex Investments LLC. Xandex Investments is now an active Angel and Early Stage venture concern, with a growing portfolio of companies. Xandex Investments investment philosophy combines funding with a "Head Start" advantage in the form of engineering, design and manufacturing assistance tailored to the company, in addition to business consulting services. For more information on Xandex Investments visit www.xandexinvestments.com
In 2007, Xandex began a search to find compatible technology sectors where the Company's 27 years of business, engineering and manufacturing experience could be leveraged. After months of research and investigation into multiple paths, solar energy was the overwhelming choice for a new focus. The Xandex Solar division is the start of a new chapter in Xandex technology innovation. The Solar Division has launched new product development projects and completed the initial construction phase of an outdoor solar lab in fall 2008. The Solar Division has launched new product development projects and completed construction of an outdoor solar lab. The Solar Division mission is to be a premier provider of innovative products and services for the solar energy industry worldwide. For more information visit www.sunmizer.com
From the Company's origins as a tech startup in the early 1980's to its current expansion into new and exciting renewable energy products and services, Xandex has based its success on technological innovation and quality in everything we do. The Xandex Quality System is modeled after ISO 9001-2000 and was first certified in 1997 by the National Standards Authority of Ireland. For more information on the Xandex Quality System, click HERE.
Our Guiding Principles
Through out the Company's history and as we face the challenges of the future, our guiding principles are the foundation of our business.
The Shamsavari 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.