SOURCE: Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech

May 28, 2014 14:00 ET

Cascade Microtech Appoints Martin L. Rapp to Board of Directors

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leader at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, has elected Martin L. Rapp to its Board of Directors effective May 9, 2014.

"Martin Rapp was selected for our Board because of his significant experience building, leading and contributing to successful technology organizations," said Michael Burger, president and CEO. "He brings a strong background in research, process, and production engineering which nicely complements the collective experience of our Board."

"Cascade Microtech is a recognized leader in the semiconductor equipment market, with recent awards for innovative products such as its CM300 flexible autoprober and the APS200TESLA wafer probe system for power electronics production," said Rapp. "The Company is also gaining notoriety in emerging technologies such as 3D stacked devices, having recently announced breakthroughs in probing 25 µm-diameter micro-bumps. I'm pleased to join Cascade Microtech's Board of Directors at this exciting time in the Company's growth, and look forward to participating in its future success."

Mr. Rapp served as Chief Executive Officer of Laird Technologies, Inc., a supplier of technology components that enable wireless communications and solutions for electromagnetic interference, thermal management and signal integrity, from 2001 until his retirement in 2011. He was Managing Director of Laird PLC from 2008 to 2011 and Executive Director of Laird PLC from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Rapp also served as non-executive director of Kionix, Inc., a manufacturer of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensors and software solutions, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Laird in 1996, he held various engineering, marketing and management positions with Monsanto, a chemical company, from 1981 to 1996. Mr. Rapp holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S. in Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, he holds six patents in solid-state electronics, chemical processing, biotechnology, and electromagnetic shielding devices.

About Cascade Microtech, Inc.
Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is a worldwide leader in precision contact, electrical measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs), optical devices and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade Microtech delivers access to electrical data from wafers, ICs, IC packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, 3D TSV, LED devices and more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge stations, probes, probe cards and integrated systems deliver precision accuracy and superior performance both in the lab and during production manufacturing of high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips. For more information visit

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    Jeff Killian
    Cascade Microtech, Inc.
    (503) 601-1000