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Cascade Microtech, Inc. announced today the closure of a $10 million round of equity financing from Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA). The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s marketing and manufacturing capabilities in support of its breakthrough Pyramid ProbeTM technology. This technology provides the semiconductor industry new and significantly advanced testing capabilities for both the development and production environments, and is especially well suited for testing today’s increasingly sophisticated semiconductors. [View more]
Electroglas Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLS), a leading supplier of essential process management tools for the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has licensed essential measurement technology from Cascade Microtech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wafer probe cards and probe stations for laboratory-grade parametric testing of semiconductor devices. The technology transfer will lead to faster and more accurate testing of advanced semiconductor devices during production, including high-speed telecommunications and computing devices. [View more]
Cascade Microtech, Inc. announced it is accelerating expansion of its Pyramid ProbeTM Division. Effective today, Cascade’s Pyramid Probe Division strengthens its management team with the addition of Mark Olen, who becomes vice president and general manager of the division. Ken Smith, who has managed Pyramid Probe engineering and marketing since its inception in 1993, becomes vice president, Corporate Technology and Pyramid Probe operations. [View more]
Jul 26 1999 Cascade Microtech Announces Successful Evaluations of its Pyramid Probe: The New Mainstream Probing Technology
Cascade Microtech, Inc. announced today that successful evaluations were performed by Lucent Technologies and Sandia National Laboratories of Cascade Microtech’s second-generation membrane probe card technology, the Pyramid Probe Card. The Pyramid Probe demonstrated contact resistances 10X lower than traditional epoxy ring needle technology. Probe marks were on the order of 15 microns in diameter with a scrub length of 3 to 5 microns using Cascade’s patented Microscrub technology. [View more]
Electroglas Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLS), a leading supplier of essential process management tools for the semiconductor industry, and Cascade Microtech, a leading manufacturer of probe stations and probe cards used to characterize semiconductor devices on-wafer, today announced that Electroglas has purchased a minority equity share of Cascade Microtech. [View more]
A PCS LabVIEW driver, jointly developed between Cascade Microtech and Microsys Technologies, Inc. is now available. This driver allows semiconductor test engineers to completely automate their wafer test procedures. The Prober Control Software (PCS) driver for National Instruments’ LabVIEW is a standard software driver that can be loaded into LabVIEW to control Cascade’s Summit 12000 series of semiautomatic probe stations via Cascade’s PCS. [View more]
National Instruments announced today the availability of the Summit Series LabVIEW Integration Toolkit. With the Toolkit, jointly developed by National Instruments, Cascade Microtech, and Microsys Technologies, semiconductor test engineers can completely integrate and automate their wafer test process. [View more]
Apr 26 1999 Cascade Microtech Leases 60,000 Square Foot Facility to Support Growing Pyramid Probe Business
Cascade Microtech, Inc. is leasing a 60,000 square foot facility within the Nimbus Business Park on Gemini Drive, in Beaverton, Ore. The new facility will allow Cascade to increase its manufacturing capability in response to the rapid growth of its latest generation Pyramid Probes, the first commercially successful membrane probe. [View more]
Apr 15 1999 IMEC Chooses Cascade Microtech for a Major Upgrade of Existing Wafer Probers in a Multi-Purchase and Cooperation Agreement Valued at $1.4 Million
After a competitive evaluation, Cascade Microtech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of probe stations used to characterize semiconductor devices on-wafer, was chosen by IMEC, the Inter-university Microelectronics Centre of Leuven, Belgium, to embark on a program to upgrade IMEC to the latest 8-inch wafer probe stations. This agreement with a value of approximately $1.4 million, includes both automatic probers (PS21s), and analytical stations (Summit RF and DC probe systems). [View more]
Oct 7 1998 Cascade Microtech receives funding to develop Next-Generation Probe Cards for parallel testing
It was announced today that Cascade Microtech, Inc. is a recipient of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) award. Cascade Microtech will design and demonstrate large-area membrane probes for parallel testing of integrated circuits (ICs), arrays of chip-scale packages (CSPs) and high-density interconnect substrates (HDISs). The probes will substantially reduce the cost of test while enhancing the high-frequency capabilities of parallel testing and increasing product yields. [View more]
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