SOURCE: Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech

August 18, 2009 08:00 ET

Cascade Microtech Secures Production Test Win at Top Producer of LED Devices

Summit 12000 HS Probe Station Chosen for Its Flexibility and Throughput Capabilities

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) today announced that a leading light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturer has selected its high-speed Summit 12000 HS probe system for production test. Cascade Microtech's Summit 12000 HS was chosen for its system flexibility to test a broad range of device types in a production environment. The advanced automation software on the Summit 12000 HS reduces setup time to minutes, allowing improved product delivery times, to meet the demands of LED device integrators.

The LED device market is growing, driven by the current trend in key energy segments to reduce power consumption for lighting and electronics. According to NextGen Research, the illumination segment of the LED market will lead with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 22% in the 2009-2013 timeframe. They claim the display portion of the market should achieve a five-year CAGR of over 14% as cities worldwide shift their streetlights to these more energy-efficient and ecologically friendly solutions.

The Summit 12000 HS system was designed to support high-throughput production test for these growth markets and provide superior cost-of-ownership through yield improvements and reduced manufacturing costs. The Summit 12000 HS enables high throughput using a unique software automation capability that allows one station to be used for multiple tests, eliminating numerous operator steps. The Summit 12000 HS system software tools offer unique wafer stepping patterns and pattern recognition to improve accuracy.

"LED is fast becoming an area of global focus, and Cascade is excited to be a leading technology supplier during this explosive growth phase," says Geoff Wild, CEO of Cascade Microtech, Inc. "We believe our Summit 12000 HS for production test is an optimal fit for high-performance LED device manufacturing. Cascade Microtech has been enabling next generation devices for 25 years, and we look forward to supporting this important customer in its efforts to meet emerging requirements for LED engineering and production test."

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 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 on the Web at www.cascademicrotech.com.

Contact Information

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    Laurie A. Winton
    Cascade Microtech, Inc.
    (503) 601-1934
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