SUSS MicroTec AG, a supplier of precision production and test equipment for the semiconductor industry, officially opened its Application & Measurement Center in Singapore. The new facility houses state-of-the-art test equipment and will provide unique application support for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

The center’s role in Asia is to help ensure customer success in the deployment of sophisticated semiconductor characterization systems.

The Singapore facility will utilize the company’s capabilities for combining the various components needed for accurate characterization and modeling.

The result is an integrated solution that enables highly accurate semiconductor measurements of I-V, C-V, noise and scattering (S-) parameters. This will also mean quicker application support for customers, which helps improve their measurement accuracy and the return on their investments.

“This is the first facility in Asia that is dedicated to supporting our semiconductor probe system business. It is a milestone for the Test Systems Division and is an important investment for the SUSS Group,” said Stefan Schneidewind, CEO of SUSS MicroTec.

“The Test Systems Division is a key part of SUSS’s business, and the establishment of this facility in Singapore is part of our growth strategy in the semiconductor test marketplace.”

Claus Dietrich, managing director of the Test Systems Division, elaborated, “We chose to invest in Singapore because of the high quality of the infrastructure and the highly skilled people that live and work here. This is especially important to us as the Center also serves as an important link to our product development team, bringing our organization even closer to our customers’ needs.”

Chang Chin Nam, director for Precision Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board, commented, "SUSS MicroTec has proven itself to be a leading German company with niche capabilities in the production and testing of semiconductors. Their presence here will definitely boost Singapore's plans to further nurture our semiconductor and precision engineering industries."