SOURCE: Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech

March 04, 2009 19:00 ET

Cascade Microtech Expands to Support Customer Growth in Asia

New Taiwan Service Center to Meet Increasing Local Demand

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) today announced the expansion of its Taiwan office to support its growing customer base in Asia. Creating a dedicated service center that provides prompt support in the region, Cascade Microtech reaffirms the company's strong commitment to its customers in Asia.

Semiconductor manufacturers, faced with increased pressure to get products to market quickly, require better and faster service and support from their test and measurement equipment suppliers. Cascade Microtech has spent the past 25 years meeting those needs, proven by the steady growth of its customer base in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. The increased demand for its high-frequency RF probes and sockets for use in volume production test environments will now be met with even faster response times and shortened downtime for regional customers.

"Our market share has grown considerably in Asia and we believe we will see continued growth in this region through 2009-2010," said Geoff Wild, CEO, Cascade Microtech. "With the new Taiwan office, Cascade Microtech will provide additional value to our expanding customer base with enhanced service and technical support."

"In addition to supporting our local production probe and socket customers, we wanted to create a demo center where our customers could collaborate with our local engineers on the probe test equipment they will use in their labs," said Stanley Chang, General Manager of Asia Operations. "It's a great opportunity for customers to gain valuable insight into what can be customized to maximize efficiency in their own test environment."

Cascade Microtech's 300mm probe station for RF and DC probing will be available for demonstration, and through our partner relationships with Agilent and STAr, you will be able to see how their tools and software integrate with Cascade Microtech's probe stations for DC/CV measurement and extraction. The Taiwan Service Center will be hosting training sessions on the proper handling of probe cards, probe card maintenance procedures, as well as application seminars covering topics such as flicker noise measurement and high-frequency RF testing. Standard systems training will be offered on DC and RF applications, the user interface on the 300mm prober, Nucleus™ software features and functions, and eVue™ microscopes.

Cascade Microtech Taiwan is located at 6F-3, No.158, Sec.2, Gong Dow 5 Rd., Hsin Chu City, 30072, Taiwan, R.O.C. To contact the office call +886-3-5722810 fax: +886-3-5722815.

About Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is a worldwide leader in the precise electrical measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs) and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade Microtech delivers access to, and extraction of, electrical data from wafers, integrated circuits (ICs), IC packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, biological structures, electro-optic devices and more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge semiconductor production test consumables include unique probe cards and test sockets that reduce manufacturing costs of high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips. Information about Cascade Microtech can be found at

Cascade Microtech, Inc., eVue, Nucleus and the Cascade Microtech logo are trademarks of Cascade Microtech, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Laurie A. Winton
    Cascade Microtech, Inc.
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