TechSearch International President to Keynote at Cascade Microtech's COMPASS 2013 Conference

Cascade Microtech, Inc., a leader at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced that E. Jan Vardaman, President and Founder of TechSearch International, Inc. will be featured as keynote speaker at Cascade Microtech's first annual Users' Conference, COMPASS 2013.

TechSearch International is recognized as a leading consultancy in the field of advanced semiconductor packaging technology. COMPASS 2013 will be held on September 9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA.

COMPASS 2013 offers a great learning venue for process design and failure analysis engineers as well as test floor managers, providing 14 talks across two separate tracks for both engineering and production test. The keynote, entitled "Future Trends in Semiconductor Packaging and the Impact of Test," crosses both disciplines to provide insight into techniques and trends anticipated to influence semiconductor test over the next several years. The industry has seen an 'evolution' in the past 10 years, and according to Ms. Vardaman, the road ahead may require an assembly and test 'revolution.'

"We are pleased to have such a well-respected keynote to provide our customers with a view into the future of packaging and test, in addition to a rich list of contributing speakers including customers, research firms, partners and educational institutions," explained Debbora Ahlgren, Vice President of Marketing at Cascade Microtech. "COMPASS 2013 will offer collaboration and educational opportunities focused around creating efficiencies, expanding capabilities, and anticipating future requirements using our probing solutions. I'm looking forward to seeing how the knowledge provided at our first user conference contributes to solutions that can positively impact our customers' businesses."

COMPASS is designed as a venue for customers to learn about new products and features, network with their peers, and share ideas, challenges and best practices. The conference will feature multiple case studies from customers, partners and technical experts across a variety of industries providing insight into challenges they face with escalating demands to produce more data, and to deliver products to market faster than ever before. In order to allow customers additional time to register and take advantage of special discounts for groups and individuals, Cascade Microtech will extend early registration to Saturday, August 10th. To take advantage of the early registration discounts, visit


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