In the mere one-half century that has passed since the transistor was first invented in 1947 by AT&T's Bell Labs in the U.S., the semiconductor has come to be called the 'rice of industry' in Japan and the 'crude oil of industry' in the U.S. Today, both semiconductors and LCD products, propelled by technical advancements in electronics and multimedia, have found uses in multivariate areas of society, and are important parts of our daily lives. These semiconductors and LCDs are produced in precisely controlled clean rooms. The material handling systems inside clean rooms must not only be completely contamination-free, but must also provide absolute reliability in the highly automated production process. Muratec, using its many years of experience and know-how in material handling technology, has long helped semiconductor and LCD manufacturers increase their productivity by supplying them with various transport and storage systems. With its extensive know-how and innovative technologies, Muratec will continue to be a major player in the coming age of multimedia.