Wafer Probe Stations for Semiconductor Testing

Tradeshow Talks with Wentworth Laboratories

In this interview, Jeremy Hope from Wentworth Laboratories talks to AZoM about why they are attending electronica.

Please tell us about the company Wentworth Labs and why you are attending electronica this year?

Wentworth Laboratories have been providing wafer prober solutions for over 50 years. With the support of a global network of representatives, we enable our customers to maximize their productivity and reduce cost. Our ability to create customized and integrated wafer test solutions is second to none. Meticulous project communication and post-project monitoring ensure that our products fulfil even the most challenging requirements.

The recent SEMICON Europa event, co-located with electronica provided an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our wide range of analytical and production probe stations and cantilever probe cards to a worldwide audience.

Please tell us about your performance wafer probe stations and advanced cantilever probe cards? What are the main features and benefits?

Our wafer probe stations have been selected for many leading-edge wafer test applications in the semiconductor industry across the globe. Semiconductors tested with our probers and cantilever probe cards are being used in products such as hand-held devices, video game stations, PCs and medical diagnostic equipment.

Our flagship range of analytical semi-automatic wafer probers, the Pegasus™ FA Series, brings speed, versatility, and accuracy to a variety of wafer and package testing applications. For high volume testing or special handling, the A200 automatic wafer prober offers the ideal platform. In addition, our analytical manual probers offer a great solution for failure analysis, characterization and design verification.

Wentworth cantilever probe card products include both epoxy and blade probe cards. Applications range from multiple die, memory, radio frequency to logic and high voltage probe cards. We also offer an extensive range of metal and ceramic needle holder assemblies.

How do your probe stations compare to others on the market? What sets them apart?

As a company, we specialize in cutting-edge wafer probing solutions with a reputation for highly accurate yet cost-effective systems. We pride ourselves on being flexible and responsive to even the most specialized requirements, enabling our customers to achieve their ambitious probing goals.

Our experienced probe card professionals work closely with customers, using state-of-the-art probe card software and best practice communications tools. With a proactive approach, we support each project from concept to completion. The Wentworth probe card team is highly skilled in servicing cantilever probe card applications, from routine fulfillment to the development of custom cantilever probe card solutions for high current, high voltage, low leakage, cryogenic or high-temperature probe cards.

Can you tell us about other applications and industries that will benefit from your products?

In addition to semiconductor testing, our products have found use in a variety of different areas. Our micromanipulators, microscopes and anti-vibration tables are used in pharmaceutical testing for blood and tissue analysis. Furthermore, our probes are used for testing printable and flexible thin-film transistors (TFTs), MEMs, VCSELs as well as polymer and other material research for example in the area of battery development.

Where can our readers go to find out more?

For more information please visit our website www.wentworthlabs.com, email us on [email protected] or call us on Tel: +44 1767 681221.

About Jeremy Hope

Jeremy Hope, General Manager, Wentworth Laboratories Ltd.

Jeremy Hope has worked for Wentworth Laboratories Ltd. for almost 25 years. During this time, he has held various technical roles at the company, before becoming General Manager of the UK Head Office in 2000. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including sales, operations and customer services.

Prior to this, Jeremy worked in metrology for the automotive and aerospace industry including in the role of Quality Manager at Sigma Metrology Ltd.

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