Microwave Journal

Cascade Microtech Receives $4 M Order for 300 mm Probe Stations

June 21, 2007

Cascade Microtech announced that it recently closed the single largest probe station order in its 23-year history—an order in excess of US $4 M to a prominent Asian memory manufacturer for S300 wafer probe stations.


The sale continues Cascade Microtech’s strong presence in the memory characterization and test market. The company attributes its success to its close relationship with customers. Cascade Microtech’s investment in its Asia infrastructure, ongoing technology development and strong focus on customer responsiveness were the critical factors in winning the order.

Today’s memory market has a compelling need for wafer probers that have fast test times over temperature, a smaller footprint, adaptability for probe cards and enhanced navigation capability.

Cascade Microtech’s S300 wafer probe station, with its thermal system and eVue digital imaging technology, solved the customer’s key pain points. Backed by strong local sales and application support, the company fulfilled the customer’s technical requirements as well as the pre- and post-sales requirements.

“We’ve had good success with 300 mm product sales to memory manufacturers worldwide. This very significant order from Asia is further evidence of our ability to provide compelling value to customers in this market segment,” said John Pence, vice president and general manager, Engineering Products Division, Cascade Microtech.