About us

OX3 designs, develops, imports, exports, and stocks packaging products for the transport, storage, protection, and factory handling of semiconductors.

Since 1972, we are America’s oldest family-owned and operated non-durable wholesaler of semiconductor packaging materials.

2023 – Company relocates to the former U.S. Army Base at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

2022 – Company celebrates its 50th year in business.

2015 – Succession of ownership to S. L. Widmayer, grandchild of the company’s founder.

2000 – Rebranded as OX3.com, (OX3 Corporation), with several product brands such as Orion Tape & Reel, Reelpak, Reel.biz, and Traymania.

1997 – Company opens its Boston office on Newbury Street in the Back Bay.  The factory is relocated from Acton to Ayer, Massachusetts.

1995 – Sales surpass $1 Million annually.

1991 – Purchased by Gus G. Widmayer as Orion Electronics Corporation in a buyout of the company’s Value-Added Services division.  The company relocates to Nagog Woods in Acton, MA.

1972 – Founded by Francis J. Widmayer, Jr., (1929-2011) as Orion Partners in Acton, MA.  Incorporated the following year as Orion Industries and housed in expanding facilities that moved from Lowell, Boxborough and Bolton before settling long-term in Ayer, MA.

NAICS Code: 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing;
Outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing services (OSATS)
Market Size: $35 Billion.

A semiconductor is the mechanical and electrical assembly of a circuit encased in protective coating. Semiconductors require specialty materials for their storage, transport and handling. Outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing services (OSATS) can compliment manufacturing and distribution processes. OX3.com® focuses on the wholesale import/export and distribution of specialty materials for semiconductors used in industrial, consumer, and medical applications. These are typically tapes, trays, tubes, totes, reels or other fixtures. Services include engineering, storage, transport, handling, baking, importing and exporting.

Increasing packaging costs often illustrate the benefit of adopting an outsourcing model. With electronics becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated, the requirements for advanced and customized packaging solutions are on the rise.