Test and Measurement

we are able to provide you:

  • probecards
  • probes
  • probing stations
  • wafer testing
  • manipulators
  • MLCC production equipment & spares
  • trigger transformers

 

 

About our partner Accuprobe, LLC :

Accuprobe is a leading supplier of probe components, cards, equipment & accessories used to test components in the semiconductor, hybrid, optical & related industries.

Epoxy ring probe cards from a few to 500 needles are in regular production at Accuprobe. Semiconductor cards with pitches down to 75µm, designs using multi-tier needles, and multi-die configurations can be produced. Chip resistor probe cards from 0201 to 2512 size are a specialty of the company and are shipped to customers worldwide.

Probes

Accuprobe provides a full range of probes used to test active and passive semiconductor and hybrid devices. Adjustable probes provide the ultimate in flexibility and maintainability. Metal blades probes are the workhorse of the industry and are available in a wide range of types and sizes. Ceramic blade probes have particular application in sensitive and high-frequency measurement applications. Pogo probes are useful where uneven substrates need to be accessed and tested. A full page view of the probes profiles is available here.

  • Z-adjustable probes
  • Metal blade probes
  • Ceramic blade probes
  • Blade spring (pogo) probes
  • Probe card edge sensors

Probe Cards

An extensive range of probe cards are available to suit many probing applications and test equipment. Semiconductor 4 1/2" probe cards can be mounted with any of the assortment of probe styles to suit the particular device under test and application. Epoxy ring style cards are also available in this size. The hybrid industry typically uses 6 1/2" probe cards commensurate with larger substrate and device sizes. Chip resistor probe cards suitable for laser trimming of arrays of chip resistor provide extremely high efficiency. Round probe cards can also use the full compliment of probe styles and are typically mounted to a load board. Low current and other device and substrate measurements use specialized parametric test probe cards.

  • 4 1/2" probe cards
  • 6 1/2" probe cards
  • Chip Resistor Probe Cards
  • Round probe cards
  • Parametric test probe cards

Equipment

Customers building and maintaining their own probe cards can benefit from the proven probe card assembly and planarization stations available from Accuprobe. Planarization is especially important to extend the life of a probe card and to ensure effective yield. Complimentary probe manipulation tools allow probes to be selectively adjusted to meet alignment and planarization specifications.

  • Probe assembly stations
  • Planarization test stations
  • Probe manipulation tools

Accessories

Accuprobe laser trim card holders have long been the industry standard for flexible and efficient mounting of probe cards in laser trim systems. Probe card cleaning materials ensure effective use of probes and extend probe life.

  • Probe card holders
  • Cleaning materials


About our partner Probing Solutions, Inc. :

Probing Solutions Inc. (PSI) was founded in January 1995 by Kenneth F. Hollman and Robert D. Hancock, together, having more than 80 years of probing experience between them. Robert Hancock was the founder of The Micromanipulator Co., Inc. and Kenneth Hollman was the President, CEO and Director of Engineering at Micromanipulator for many years. Mr. Hollman retired from Micromanipulator in 2006 after 27 years and has continued his work at Probing Solutions since.

Since 1995, the company, which is located east of Lake Tahoe in Dayton, Nevada, has been actively involved in the development, manufacturing and sales of analytical wafer probing equipment, photomask inspection stations and board test systems for signal integrity testing. In the early years, PSI primarily sold wafer probing products sourced by Micromanipulator but by 2003 had completely redesigned most all of its products and had completely severed it relationship with Micromanipulator three years later. PSI's focus has been, and continues to be, in providing feature rich products at fair prices. The company can do this not only because of the breadth of experience but because its business model requires keeping its overhead expense at levels much less than its competitors.

The company’s is operated by very dedicated and capable people. From our senior staff is Jack McGuffey, who heads Operations and Engineering and has been intimately involved with both the production and development of all the company’s products. He is supported by Hans Karlsson, who spent nearly 20 years at Micromanipulator as it’s senior mechanical engineer. Mala Chizek is the Director of Sales and Marketing and rounds out the management group with a combined experience in design, applications and support of more than 100 years of probing experience. Supporting us in outside sales and service around the world is a very capable group of Manufacturer’s Representatives and Distributors.

In short, here is what we provide:

  • Analytical probing systems, manual and motorized, handling wafer sizes up to 300 mm.
  • Photomask inspection stations uniquely applied defect spotting illuminations modes and ergonomic controls for masks up to 9 inches square.
  • Board test systems for both horizontal and vertical probing applications typically found in signal integrity testing. These products have been selected as test system of choice for Intel Corporation. In addition we are designated as a Tektronix Alliance Partner in recognition of our product capability as well as our cooperative relationship with TEK. Current products handle boards up to 20 inches square.
  • A complete line of precision vacuum or magnetic based manipulators for a large range of applications from wafer probing to microwave and board test with from three to six axis of control.
  • Probe needles and probe holders.
  • Active and microwave probes from Gigaprobe and PicoProbe Corporations.
  • Laser cutting systems from New Wave Laser.
  • Microscopes from Meiji, Qioptic Imaging Solutions and Motic.
  • Thermal chucks from Temptronics and Instec Corporations.
  • Anti-Vibrations tables and platforms from TMC and Kinetics Corporations.
  • Ultra-quiet vacuum pumps for use with probe and board test stations.
  • Factory Service and refurbishing of all Probing Solutions products.
  • Custom engineering of our products and adaptations to customer fixturing to provide total solution specific applications.

Finally, we pride ourselves on customer care and responsiveness. We know you have choices and work hard to insure that your experience with Probing Solutions is a good one. With this in mind, why not let us provide you with a quality probing or inspection solution and see just how easy and affordable it can be.