MPI Corporation Acquires Key Technologies for Advanced Semiconductor Test

Taiwan, June 2nd, 2014 – MPI Corporation has acquired all intellectual property and manufacturing expertise of Vector Semiconductor for product development and global distribution of MPI advanced semiconductor test engineering probing solutions outside Japan. Vector emiconductor specializes in ultra-low-noise, wafer-level characterization of advanced semiconductor devices, integrated circuits and high-power devices in a thermal environment with superior measurement accuracy. This expertise has significantly accelerated MPI’s design and development probing process for applications such as Device Characterization and Modeling of new Semiconductor Technology/Process Development, Wafer Level Reliability and Design Verification. “MPI Corporation understands there is an opportunity for significant improvement throughout the global engineering semiconductor test market” Says MPI Corporation’s Marketing Vice President, Rob Carter.
“This collaboration has accelerated MPI Corporation’s ability to bring extraordinary products to an underserved market with a rapid internal development process. Having an absolute understanding of the customer’s requirements allows MPI to provide a higher value solution. Combined with MPI’s existing core competencies in production test, the new advanced semiconductor test product line will provide high levels of sophistication resulting in a significantly reduced cost of test.”

About Vector Semiconductor Co, Ltd.:

Vector Semiconductor has over 20 years’ experience manufacturing accurate probe test systems dedicated to research and development for the semiconductor market. Vector Semiconductor is a globally recognized leader in accurate measurements involving device characterization while being an Agilent solutions partner since 2012.

About MPI Corporation:

MPI Corporation was founded in July, 1995 and has enjoyed growth well beyond industry standards
due to an infusion between customer centricity, industry leading technology development,
advanced manufacturing techniques and world class customer support. MPI’s three main product
lines include state of the art Wafer Test Probe Cards, Production LED Equipment and Advanced
Semiconductor Test Equipment. The industries MPI serves include Semiconductor, Materials
Research, Military, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components, Bio-Research,
and more. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide
differentiation in areas that are meaningful to the markets we serve. MPI is the only publically
owned, GTSM-listed company of its kind in Taiwan. For more information visit

Field Application Engineer

Job Location: San Jose, CA

Job Duties:

  • Assist in developing HW and SW measurement methodologies/solutions for analytical wafer probe solutions with signal applications from DC to millimeter wave frequencies as well as Silicon Photonics (SiPH);
  • Collaborate with customers on their measurement challenges, and provide applications specific product training;
  • Provide pre- and post-sale support to AST, customers, service department, and the sales channel developing HW and SW measurement solutions for analytical wafer probe stations;
  • Define application-specific solutions based on customer-provided device data and facilitate both customer and divisional teams to successful results;
  • Perform product training seminars for customer and sales channels as well as participate in trade shows and technical seminars;
  • Make recommendations regarding product improvement, new products, and quality enhancement;
  • Author, document, publish, and present measurement solutions via Seminars, Applications Notes, Briefs, and White Papers;
  • Prepare, plan, and assist with customer product demonstrations that highlight value-based differentiation of AST product offerings;
  • Develop unique and individual customer presentations designed to professionally position the MPI brand in the North American market and deliver formal presentations to customers.

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree in Electrical Eng., Electronics Eng., Physics, or Photonics; Must possess 6 months of relevant work experience; Travel to customers’ sites in US and headquarters in Taiwan is required.

Send resume to: MPI America, Inc., 2360 Qume Drive, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95131, Attn: Janet Chiang