CANTON, Mass., Dec. 7 -- Robotic Vision Systems Inc.'s Semiconductor Equipment Group has received an order for seven inspection systems from a Taiwan-based contract assembler. RVSI's Electronics Division in Hauppauge, N.Y., made the sale. This order is part of a capacity expansion program by a long-time RVSI customer, said Michael Gray, vice president of sales and marketing for RVSI Electronics. For the past several months, our contract assembler customers have been hesitant about placing multiunit orders because of uncertain business conditions in the semiconductor industry. This particular customer has elected to build capacity as a tool both for serving current customers and for gaining market share as the industry conditions become clearer. The inspection systems make sure that leads on finished integrated circuits meet specification, and perform package visual inspection to find surface defects on parts. RVSI will deliver the systems before the end of this year, the company said.