Our client was looking to develop a load port module for its new Wafer Handling System. The design specifications included: exterior styling, improved system precision, DFM&A integration, and a 25% cost reduction. In addition, we were required to implement motion control logic and hardware eliminating the existing pneumatics for all axes of motion. Starting with a conceptual sketch, we then leveraged computer-aided design tools and functional prototyping to achieve a cost reduction of 30%. From start to finish the project was complete within 12 weeks.