Cascade Microtech is a manufacturer of advanced wafer probing solutions for the electrical measurement and test of semiconductor integrated circuit and chips. Their engineering probe stations and analytical probe stations are used in research and development to perform precise electrical measurements, or electrical metrology, on increasingly complex and high-speed chips in order to assure quality and reliability, reduce costly redesigns, accelerate time-to-market and improve chip fabrication processes. Cascades production probe cards reduce manufacturing costs of complex and high-speed chips by identifying detective chips early in the process and by testing multiple chips correctly.
Each of the 20 largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world, in terms of revenue, is one of Cascade Microtech’s more than 800 customers. Major customers include Agilent Technologies, IBM, Intel, Micron Technology, NEC, Samsung, Sony, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Texas Instruments.