SOURCE: Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech

October 23, 2014 16:24 ET

Cascade Microtech's MeasureOne™ Best-of-Breed Solutions Program Joined by Keysight Technologies

Companies Collaborate to Give Customers Faster Time to First Measurement

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading supplier of solutions that enable precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced Keysight Technologies, Inc. as a MeasureOne™ solution partner. MeasureOne is a framework for collaboration with best-of-breed partners to offer test and measurement solutions with validated performance. MeasureOne collaborations offer customers access to expertise enabling faster time to first measurement -- accelerating time to market.

The specification of a test system to perform wafer-level measurements can be challenging when equipment is sourced from multiple suppliers. The configuration must be proven on-site before the first device can be tested. Wafer probers and other components, including software controls, must be integrated. Customers often need to correlate data and measurement accuracy between different locations. It can take weeks, or even months, to execute the first measurements. Cascade Microtech, with MeasureOne partner Keysight Technologies, addresses these challenges by providing a fully integrated wafer-level measurement solution with guaranteed system configuration, installation and support.

Cascade Microtech advocates for holistic solutions to measurement challenges, and has entered into an agreement with Keysight Technologies to help customers reduce the critical time to first measurement. Whether a customer needs equipment to enable new measurements at the wafer level, or wants to integrate the components for a new measurement solution, MeasureOne offers a clear path to performance, ease of use, and serviceability. 

"Keysight and Cascade Microtech are worldwide leaders in test and measurement on-wafer probing, offering the expertise and products to provide all the building blocks for wafer-level device testing," said Greg Peters, vice president and general manager, Keysight Technologies, Component Test Division. "By aligning our efforts and respective solutions, we are pioneering a new model for the delivery of uniquely differentiated wafer-level measurement solutions to our mutual semiconductor customers. We can now offer a system configuration with validated measurements and guaranteed installation with access to regional solution experts."

"When our MeasureOne partners contribute their 'know-how,' customers benefit from a true knowledge transfer. They can have confidence in knowing leaders of their respective industries are collaborating on their behalf to achieve faster time to first measurement," said Michael Burger, president and CEO, Cascade Microtech, Inc. "We look forward to leveraging the cumulative experience of Cascade Microtech and Keysight Technologies to help customers streamline their processes and realize efficient solutions that deliver speed to market and return on investment."

For detailed information and updates on new MeasureOne solutions, visit www.cascademicrotech.com/measureone.

About MeasureOne
MeasureOne provides a single point of contact to deliver the optimal customer solution for configuration, installation, service and performance of application-specific measurement solutions. The MeasureOne program is designed to address applications including device modeling, load pull, WLR, emission microscopy, THz measurements and pulsed RF. The MeasureOne framework ensures that Cascade Microtech and its solutions partners will provide hardware and software support and a portfolio of service levels. The MeasureOne service levels include validated, optimized and guaranteed solution configurations and performance, and installation and support by our solutions experts. To find out more about the MeasureOne program, visit www.cascademicrotech.com/measureone.

About Keysight Technologies. On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Keysight's separation of the electronic measurement business; future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company's products and services; and customer expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.

In addition, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10, and amendments thereto. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Keysight's management and on currently available information. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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, advanced thermal subsystems 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 www.cascademicrotech.com.

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