Dec. 5, 2013 :: NEWS Cascade Microtech to Participate in the Midtown CAP Summit
Oct. 30, 2013 :: NEWS Cascade Microtech Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Oct. 2, 2013 :: NEWS Cascade Microtech Acquires ATT Advanced Temperature Test Systems GmbH
Cascade Microtech’s CM300 on-wafer probe station was a vital part of the overall solution used in the SiP miniaturization efforts recently accomplished by Infineon Technologies. One of the key areas undergoing research is direct probing on fine-pitch micro-bumps that interconnect 3D-stacked dies. Both fine-pitch, low-force probe cards and a highly accurate prober are required. The combination of our Pyramid Probe® advanced technology and the accuracy of the CM300 deliver on these requirements
A new method is proposed for calibrating multichannel probes placed in multiple quadrants for wafer or chip level measurement. It uses an additional ground-signal-ground probe to enable thru measurements in a conventional calibration procedure, avoiding the need for custom calibration kits. The inherent delay inconsistencies in the proposed method are shown to be small enough to have minimal effects on the measurement uncertainties, in most practical cases.
Danube Integrated Circuit Engineering (DICE), a radar IC manufacturer in Austria, makes mmW receiver/transmitter ICs for automotive collision avoidance radar applications. These devices have close to 100 connections surrounding a 5 mm2 die, with up to 25 mixed-signal contacts per side, limiting the size of the pads to 80 μm x 80 μm. Read our case study and learn how DICE overcame testing challenges and reduced test times by 50% using InfinityQuad probes. [Download]
Pushing device operation frequencies towards the sub-THz range causes serious challenges for conventional device characterization techniques. This application note presents a comparison of SOLT, NIST multiline TRL, and LRRM probe-tip calibration methods for accuracy of measured and extracted figure of merits (FoM) of advanced BiCMOS HBT. A good understanding of possible sources of errors and potential room for improvement at each step are key to increasing the accuracy of device characterization. This paper will show why eLRRM is recommended as an accurate, consistent and easy to implement probe tip calibration method for characterization of advanced high-performance active devices.
ATT Systems will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary offering high-performance thermal chucks for wafer probe systems. The most reliable temperature control systems for the semiconductor industry, ATT Systems’ products are designed for exceptional thermal and mechanical stability and precision.
The purchase strengthens the Company’s portfolio with package- and wafer-level reliability solutions for wafer process technologies. The acquisition is closely aligned with the Company’s strategy of delivering Integrated Measurement Solutions that address emerging requirements at advanced semiconductor nodes.
Cascade Microtech’s CM300 is a flexible on-wafer measurement platform that scales to meet evolving needs in capability and automation. It enhances device and process characterization and modeling by capturing the true electrical performance of devices and enabling hands-off productivity. With the new Velox™ probe station control software, the CM300 enables safe and fast wafer loading and easy test automation and measurement system integration, while preventing damage of probe tips, probe cards and customer wafers throughout the entire measurement cycle. Read more ...
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