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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies And Cascade Microtech Announce Alliance To Streamline Wafer-Level Measurements

Stocks in this article: A CSCD

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) today announced a strategic alliance to provide fully configured and validated RF measurement solutions that streamline wafer-level semiconductor measurements while delivering guaranteed configuration, installation and support.

“Agilent and Cascade Microtech are the worldwide leaders in test and measurement and on-wafer probing, offering both the expertise and products to provide all the building blocks for wafer-level device testing,” said Gregg Peters, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Component Test Division. “By aligning our efforts and respective solutions, we are pioneering a new model for the delivery of uniquely differentiated wafer-level measurement solutions to our mutual semiconductor customers.”

From Configuration to Accurate, Validated Measurements

Specifying and configuring a wafer-level RF measurement system can be challenging and time-consuming, often requiring equipment to be sourced from multiple suppliers and then configured and verified on-site by the customer. As a result, the time to first measurement can be long. With wafer-level measurement solutions (WMS) from Agilent and Cascade Microtech, semiconductor customers now have the equipment they need to perform accurate and repeatable DC and RF measurements, device characterization and modeling, all while realizing significant time savings to first measurement.

“Semiconductor process development, modeling and characterization tasks are evolving, time-to-market cycles are shrinking, and the need for greater accuracy is increasing,” said Michael Burger, president and chief executive officer of Cascade Microtech. “By working with Agilent to provide guaranteed wafer-level measurement solutions, we can now provide semiconductor engineers the tools they need to perform accurate and fast advanced DC and RF measurements on both components and devices to get their products to market on time.”

The new wafer-level measurement solutions combine Cascade Microtech’s wafer probe stations, probes and calibration tools with Agilent’s test instrumentation and measurement and analysis software. Each solution configuration is pre-validated to ensure it meets customers’ specific application needs, then validated again—based on previously agreed-upon acceptance criteria—after installation by Cascade Microtech solutions experts. Guaranteed configuration means that any parts missing from the configured solution will be provided by either Agilent or Cascade Microtech, free of charge.

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