MPI Advanced Semiconductor Test Division (AST) in New Facility

MPI’s Advanced Semiconductor Test Division (AST) proudly announces a move into a new 5-floor facility located next to the original MPI Corporate Headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The expansion is a necessary and significant step as a result of MPI’s growth over the last several years.

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 1, 2021 – MPI Corporation’s Advanced Semiconductor Test Division, a leading provider of accurate and innovative wafer level test solutions for the semiconductor industry, is moving into a new facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. MPI Corporation is responding to increased industry demand for its semiconductor test equipment due to growing technology inflections points such as 5G wireless, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new facility,” says Scott Kuo, CEO of MPI Corporation. “This is not only an opportunity to bring our relatively new Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions directly within the MPI corporate park, but it also allows us to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing needs of the semiconductor test market.”

The new Advanced Semiconductor Test facility plant comprises over 90,000 square feet, along with several areas designated for office, production, application, demonstration, training center and a first floor loading dock.

“Our team could not be prouder of the achievements these past few years, as the Advanced Semiconductor Test Division became an undisputed innovation and a market leader in several segments within our served available market,” says Dr. Stojan Kanev, General Manager of the Advanced Semiconductor Test Division. “In our new production site, the division will achieve even greater flexibility to meet customer demands, such as accelerated support, delivery and overall response times.”

The new location has begun operation, and the first systems will be delivered to customers starting in January 2021.

 

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

 

For more information please visit: mpi-corporation.com

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities!

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities!

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities! Taiwan, February 1, 2021 – MPI Thermal (a division of MPI Corporation), the worldwide leader of thermal stream temperature forcing systems, has moved. The relocation to the new bigger facility right next to MPI Headquarters will help meet the long-term growth of MPI Thermal products in the global market place of today’s new technologies in areas such as Semiconductor, 5G, AI, Automotive, Sensors, Fiber Optic, and other industries’ test application that require thermal testing environments.
Providing global customers with first-class quality service has always been the core concept of MPI Thermal. With the corporate’s expansion plan, the new facility capacity has increased by 30% compared to the past, and 20,000 square feet of space is reserved for future growth. The team is committed to meet the market place growth for ThermalAir Series of Hot and Cold Temperature Inducing Systems (TA-5000, TA-3000, TA-1000 & TC-100). MPI Thermal systems can be used for temperature testing, rapid thermal cycling and thermal shock for all kinds of electronics/ non-electronics devices and parts at precise temperature range from -100°C up to +300°C. MPI Thermal products can be found in engineering and production testing environments. The systems are installed in the North America, Europe, and Asia. MPI Thermal has sales and service channels in 15 countries worldwide.

 

“The new building’s location with its expanded space not only puts us next to MPI Headquarters, which houses our executive leadership, finance, accounting, marketing, and other operations, it also gives us the ability to optimized design, development, and manufacturing of the ThermalAir temperature products to meet the market demands today and into the future,” says Ed Lowerre, Vice President of MPI Thermal Division. “Due to MPI Thermal’s growth in the market place, the expanded space gives us the capabilities that ultimately weren’t possible at our prior location. The move to this bigger space all contributes to on-time deliveries while staying focused on shipping high quality and reliable products to customers worldwide.”

 

The facility relocation has been completed. The manufacturing of ThermalAir series products is operating normally and the team will continue to provide customers with high-quality services.

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

 

For more information please visit: mpi-corporation.com

 

Contact:

Joanne Tsao

Marketing Communications

Thermal Division

MPI Corporation

Joanne.tsao@mpi.com.tw

MPI Corporation at INMMiC 2020

The International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC), July 16-17, 2020 – Virtual Conference

This week MPI participated at INMMiC 2020 virtual conference hosted online with IEEE. Here is the video describing MPI’s products and expertise showing how our systems have been developed to address in the field of nonlinear microwave and millimetre-wave circuits and systems.

ERS electronic adds PRIME 200 to their AirCool® thermal chuck family

ERS electronic adds PRIME 200 to their AirCool® thermal chuck family

ERS electronic and MPI Corporation are now offering a 200 mm version of their popular thermal chuck AirCool® PRIME.

 

MUNICH, MAY 14th, 2020 – ERS electronic GmbH, the industry-leading manufacturer of thermal management solutions for the semiconductor market will offer its customer-favorite AirCool® PRIME for 200 mm wafer format.
Following the success of the 300 mm version, the innovation leader has added a 200 mm counterpart, promising the same performance in a smaller form factor.

The cutting-edge PRIME technology is the result of collaboration with prober manufacturer MPI Corporation and was rolled out in beginning of 2018. Two years later, thanks to PRIME’s many unique features lowering the cost of test without compromising performance, it remains at the forefront of thermal testing technology. Among the unique features are ultra-low noise (ULN) capability in the single-digit Femto-Ampere (fA) range along with the industry’s shortest soak time.

The system can be configured for temperatures ranging from -65°C to 300°C and is ideal for testing both high frequency and high voltage applications. Through the PRIME Thermo Shield (PTS) and a unique “mini-environment” around the wafer, the transition times and stabilization time after temperature change have been significantly reduced, resulting in shorter overall test times.

The AirCool® PRIME 200 is predicted to become a popular format for new materials like Silicon Carbide (SiC). It is easy-to-use, has a changeable top plate and includes several upgrade paths in temperature and vacuum surface configurations.

“MPI is excited to offer the 200 mm PRIME technology with the most versatile thermal range and built-in field upgradability. The system covers various applications including, but not limited to, ultra-low noise, 1/f, RTN, RF, mmW and high-power accurate measurements,” says Stojan Kanev, General Manager of MPI Corporation’s Advanced Semiconductor Division. “Another great example of lowering the cost of test, reducing footprint, soak time and keeping the CDA consumption for the whole system (chuck + prober) lower than other systems in the market. This ultimately demonstrates the power behind MPI and ERS in developing customer-oriented solutions.”

“We are very proud to see that the PRIME technology has become a favorite in the thermal test industry, and is being widely used for wafer probing of connectivity and electromobility devices. Adding the 200mm version will help accelerate market growth,” says CEO Laurent Giai-Miniet. “The analytical wafer probing market remains the most challenging space in wafer test, and is the main target for ERS innovation. Working with MPI Corporation has been instrumental in bringing advanced Thermal Solutions to the market.“

The PRIME 200 chucks can be ordered for all MPI 200 mm manual, automated and fully-automated probe stations.

 

About ERS:

ERS electronic GmbH, based around Munich, has been producing innovative thermal
test solutions for the industry for nearly 50 years. The company has gained an outstanding reputation in the sector, notably with its fast and accurate air cool-based thermal chuck
systems for test temperatures ranging from -65°C to +550°C for analytical, parameter-related
and manufacturing tests. Today, thermal chuck systems developed by ERS such as AC3, AirCool® PRIME, AirCool® and PowerSense® are integral components in all larger-sized
wafer probers across the semiconductor industry.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.ers-gmbh.com/

 

About MPI Corporation:

 

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of divisional product technologies stimulates MPI product innovations that are meaningful to our precious customer base. MPI is the first TPEx listed probe card company in Taiwan.

 

For more information, please visit: www.mpi-corporation.com

MPI Corporation at ICMTS 2020

33rd IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS), May 4-17, 2020 – Virtual Conference

This week MPI participated at ICMTS 2020 virtual conference hosted online with IEEE. Here is a short video introducing MPI’s products and expertise showing how our systems have been developed to address a wide range of challenges surrounding device characterization and measurement analysis.

MPI Introduces Unique NoiseShield™ Option for 1/f (Flicker) & RTN Measurements

Taiwan, Sept.18 th, 2019 – MPI introduced a new NoiseShield™ option, which provides excellent EMI-shielding, low impedance grounding and shortest possible cable lengths to reduce parasitic capacitance and to maximize the test system roll-off frequency. It reduces external magnetic field influences on the measurement results and makes the 1/f, RTN setup more robust and test lab location less-independent. It makes the probe station completely “invisible” and enables the measurement results down to the physical limit of the test instrumentation.

 

“The MPI NoiseShield™ is the next step in providing a high value solution for 1/f measurements.” Said Toe Naing Swe, Director Device Modeling, at MPI Advanced Semiconductor Test Division. “In combination with the MPI ShielDEnvironment™, users can now experience excellent EMI-Shielding for not only device under test (DUT) and the measurement instrument (such as pre-amplifier unit of ProPlus 9812DX), it also includes all cables and connectors. The fully integrated solution also shortens the cables by placing the LNA very close to DUT. Installed on TS3500-SE with MPI WaferWallet®, customers can now perform, for the first time ever, unsurpassed fully-automated 1/f measurements. MPI SENTIO® Software Suite includes native drivers for the ProPlus Design Solutions product suite, such as BSIMProPlus™ and NoiseProPlus™, making such automation out of the box easy.”

 

“The MPI prober is excellent and best I have ever worked with”, said Dr. Zhihong Liu, CEO and Co-Founder of ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. “For noise measurement, it gives the best performance both in shielding and reduction in parasitics. With it, we are able to reach the limit of our system without trade-offs. Using the High Precision LNA in 9812DX, we can get to the floor noise of 3e-27 A^2/Hz with >20KHz bandwidth and accurately monitor the bias current down to pA level simultaneously. It can also measure down to 0.1Hz in the low frequency end without the introduction of mechanical vibration. Using the MPI prober, we also measured a MOSFET with 10MHz on-wafer bandwidth and the noise level is reaching to our Wideband LNA noise floor.”

 

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of divisional product technologies stimulates MPI product innovations that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

 

For more information please visit: www.mpi-corporation.com

 

About ProPlus Design Solutions

ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. delivers Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions with the mission to enhance the link between design and manufacturing. As the leading provider of nano-scale SPICE modeling, the innovative giga-scale SPICE simulation and design for yield (DFY) applications, it provides the industry’s golden SPICE modeling platform, the first and only GigaSpice simulator, and the only integrated DFY design platform. Founded in 2006, ProPlus Design Solutions has R&D centers in the San Jose, Calif., Beijing and Jinan, China, and offices in Tokyo, Japan, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Shanghai, China.

 

For more information, please visit: www.proplussolutions.com

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