MPI America Inc. Agrees to Acquire Celadon Systems Inc.

San Jose, CA August 26th, 2021 – MPI America Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of MPI Corporation Taiwan, and recognized globally as a leader in semiconductor test, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celadon Systems Inc, the market leader in ultra-high performance semiconductor test probe cards. The purchase of Celadon Systems will advance MPI’s presence in the wafer test marketplace and is a continuation of demonstrated market leadership in developing numerous innovations while serving customers in all aspects of the semiconductor wafer test market. The acquisition is expected to be completed early September, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

“We have recognized the work of the Celadon team over many years now,” says Rob Carter, President of MPI America Inc., “and are honored to include their prowess to the MPI offering. With the cross-pollination of technologies and talent, we are providing an even higher level of value to our combined clientele. Together, we are focused on market needs with the products and services that make our customers even more competitive.”

“After years of successfully partnering to find solutions to our customers’ most demanding challenges, the Celadon Team is excited to now join the highly respected industry leader, MPI Corporation family and more specifically MPI America, Inc.”, says Karen Armendariz, President and CEO of Celadon Systems, “There is a natural fit and synergy between our organizations, from our core competence to our product catalogs. Both companies are dedicated to serving our customers and together we will bring forward the complete solution our customers have always desired.”

As the founders and owners, Bryan and Valerie Root added “We wanted to find a buyer that would complement Celadon’s admired company culture and customer focused values as well as build on its’ successful growth. Knowing the folks at MPI for as many years as we have, it is an easy fit as we transition to our next phase in life.”

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light
Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base. For more information please visit: www.mpi-corporation.com

About Celadon Systems Inc.

Celadon Systems, Inc., The Home of Peace of Mind Probing, was founded 1997 by Bryan and Valerie Root and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota. Celadon Systems is focused on the design and manufacturing of advanced probe card solutions and high-performance cables. Celadon Systems is a global leader in parametric test, wafer level reliability, modeling, characterization, cryogenic applications, and high-power probe cards for the semiconductor industry. As an industry leading, on-wafer probing solutions provider, Celadon’s reputation for delivering ultra-high performance probe cards that thrive in extreme temperatures is unparalleled. Celadon seeks to enrich the lives of our customers, employees, and community partners by offering a challenging, inspiring, and empowering environment that drives strong
and profitable growth. For more information, please visit:
www.celadonsystems.com

Contact:
Rob Carter
Karen Armendariz

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities!

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities!

MPI Thermal moves to bigger facilities! Taiwan, February 1, 2021 – MPI Thermal (a division of MPI Corporation), the worldwide leader of thermal stream temperature forcing systems, has moved. The relocation to the new bigger facility right next to MPI Headquarters will help meet the long-term growth of MPI Thermal products in the global market place of today’s new technologies in areas such as Semiconductor, 5G, AI, Automotive, Sensors, Fiber Optic, and other industries’ test application that require thermal testing environments.
Providing global customers with first-class quality service has always been the core concept of MPI Thermal. With the corporate’s expansion plan, the new facility capacity has increased by 30% compared to the past, and 20,000 square feet of space is reserved for future growth. The team is committed to meet the market place growth for ThermalAir Series of Hot and Cold Temperature Inducing Systems (TA-5000, TA-3000, TA-1000 & TC-100). MPI Thermal systems can be used for temperature testing, rapid thermal cycling and thermal shock for all kinds of electronics/ non-electronics devices and parts at precise temperature range from -100°C up to +300°C. MPI Thermal products can be found in engineering and production testing environments. The systems are installed in the North America, Europe, and Asia. MPI Thermal has sales and service channels in 15 countries worldwide.

 

“The new building’s location with its expanded space not only puts us next to MPI Headquarters, which houses our executive leadership, finance, accounting, marketing, and other operations, it also gives us the ability to optimized design, development, and manufacturing of the ThermalAir temperature products to meet the market demands today and into the future,” says Ed Lowerre, Vice President of MPI Thermal Division. “Due to MPI Thermal’s growth in the market place, the expanded space gives us the capabilities that ultimately weren’t possible at our prior location. The move to this bigger space all contributes to on-time deliveries while staying focused on shipping high quality and reliable products to customers worldwide.”

 

The facility relocation has been completed. The manufacturing of ThermalAir series products is operating normally and the team will continue to provide customers with high-quality services.

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

 

For more information please visit: mpi-corporation.com

 

Contact:

Joanne Tsao

Marketing Communications

Thermal Division

MPI Corporation

Joanne.tsao@mpi.com.tw

MPI Advanced Semiconductor Test Division (AST) in New Facility

MPI’s Advanced Semiconductor Test Division (AST) proudly announces a move into a new 5-floor facility located next to the original MPI Corporate Headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The expansion is a necessary and significant step as a result of MPI’s growth over the last several years.

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 1, 2021 – MPI Corporation’s Advanced Semiconductor Test Division, a leading provider of accurate and innovative wafer level test solutions for the semiconductor industry, is moving into a new facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. MPI Corporation is responding to increased industry demand for its semiconductor test equipment due to growing technology inflections points such as 5G wireless, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new facility,” says Scott Kuo, CEO of MPI Corporation. “This is not only an opportunity to bring our relatively new Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions directly within the MPI corporate park, but it also allows us to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing needs of the semiconductor test market.”

The new Advanced Semiconductor Test facility plant comprises over 90,000 square feet, along with several areas designated for office, production, application, demonstration, training center and a first floor loading dock.

“Our team could not be prouder of the achievements these past few years, as the Advanced Semiconductor Test Division became an undisputed innovation and a market leader in several segments within our served available market,” says Dr. Stojan Kanev, General Manager of the Advanced Semiconductor Test Division. “In our new production site, the division will achieve even greater flexibility to meet customer demands, such as accelerated support, delivery and overall response times.”

The new location has begun operation, and the first systems will be delivered to customers starting in January 2021.

 

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

 

For more information please visit: mpi-corporation.com

MPI Corporation at INMMiC 2020

The International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC), July 16-17, 2020 – Virtual Conference

This week MPI participated at INMMiC 2020 virtual conference hosted online with IEEE. Here is the video describing MPI’s products and expertise showing how our systems have been developed to address in the field of nonlinear microwave and millimetre-wave circuits and systems.

ERS electronic adds PRIME 200 to their 	AirCool® thermal chuck family

ERS electronic adds PRIME 200 to their AirCool® thermal chuck family

ERS electronic and MPI Corporation are now offering a 200 mm version of their popular thermal chuck AirCool® PRIME.

 

MUNICH, MAY 14th, 2020 – ERS electronic GmbH, the industry-leading manufacturer of thermal management solutions for the semiconductor market will offer its customer-favorite AirCool® PRIME for 200 mm wafer format.
Following the success of the 300 mm version, the innovation leader has added a 200 mm counterpart, promising the same performance in a smaller form factor.

The cutting-edge PRIME technology is the result of collaboration with prober manufacturer MPI Corporation and was rolled out in beginning of 2018. Two years later, thanks to PRIME’s many unique features lowering the cost of test without compromising performance, it remains at the forefront of thermal testing technology. Among the unique features are ultra-low noise (ULN) capability in the single-digit Femto-Ampere (fA) range along with the industry’s shortest soak time.

The system can be configured for temperatures ranging from -65°C to 300°C and is ideal for testing both high frequency and high voltage applications. Through the PRIME Thermo Shield (PTS) and a unique “mini-environment” around the wafer, the transition times and stabilization time after temperature change have been significantly reduced, resulting in shorter overall test times.

The AirCool® PRIME 200 is predicted to become a popular format for new materials like Silicon Carbide (SiC). It is easy-to-use, has a changeable top plate and includes several upgrade paths in temperature and vacuum surface configurations.

“MPI is excited to offer the 200 mm PRIME technology with the most versatile thermal range and built-in field upgradability. The system covers various applications including, but not limited to, ultra-low noise, 1/f, RTN, RF, mmW and high-power accurate measurements,” says Stojan Kanev, General Manager of MPI Corporation’s Advanced Semiconductor Division. “Another great example of lowering the cost of test, reducing footprint, soak time and keeping the CDA consumption for the whole system (chuck + prober) lower than other systems in the market. This ultimately demonstrates the power behind MPI and ERS in developing customer-oriented solutions.”

“We are very proud to see that the PRIME technology has become a favorite in the thermal test industry, and is being widely used for wafer probing of connectivity and electromobility devices. Adding the 200mm version will help accelerate market growth,” says CEO Laurent Giai-Miniet. “The analytical wafer probing market remains the most challenging space in wafer test, and is the main target for ERS innovation. Working with MPI Corporation has been instrumental in bringing advanced Thermal Solutions to the market.“

The PRIME 200 chucks can be ordered for all MPI 200 mm manual, automated and fully-automated probe stations.

 

About ERS:

ERS electronic GmbH, based around Munich, has been producing innovative thermal
test solutions for the industry for nearly 50 years. The company has gained an outstanding reputation in the sector, notably with its fast and accurate air cool-based thermal chuck
systems for test temperatures ranging from -65°C to +550°C for analytical, parameter-related
and manufacturing tests. Today, thermal chuck systems developed by ERS such as AC3, AirCool® PRIME, AirCool® and PowerSense® are integral components in all larger-sized
wafer probers across the semiconductor industry.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.ers-gmbh.com/

 

About MPI Corporation:

 

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of divisional product technologies stimulates MPI product innovations that are meaningful to our precious customer base. MPI is the first TPEx listed probe card company in Taiwan.

 

For more information, please visit: www.mpi-corporation.com

MPI Corporation at ICMTS 2020

MPI Corporation at ICMTS 2020

33rd IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS), May 4-17, 2020 – Virtual Conference

This week MPI participated at ICMTS 2020 virtual conference hosted online with IEEE. Here is a short video introducing MPI’s products and expertise showing how our systems have been developed to address a wide range of challenges surrounding device characterization and measurement analysis.

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Sr. Field Service/Repair Engineer (2 openings)

Job Duties:
Responsible for repair of very high pin count (>30,000 pins) MEM's, vertical and cantilever probe cards (VPC and CPC). Replace PCB electrical components such as: Capacitors, resistors, special MUX IC. Adjust VPC space transformer flatness between MLO substrate and PCB by interposer connection. Evaluate customer feedback on probe card issue and take full card inspection to find the root cause. Provide technical support to customer’s new probe card verification on wafer sort and debug to identify setup issues, wafer product issues or program issues. Conduct training on new probe card and new technology application, including on-line clean and off-line maintenance. Contribute to probe card technical improvement to HQ production line. 30% domestic travel required (travel within US to customers’ sites for field service and repair support)

Job Requirements:
5 yrs. field service support and repair of high pin count (>30,000 pins) vertical probe card and cantilever probe card.

Send resume with Job # 202108  to CareerswithMPIAmerica@mpi-corporation.com