MPI Corporation Introduces a New Fully-Automatic Probe System for RF Production Test

Taiwan, May 6th, 2016 – As the 200 mm wafer test market continues to expand, MPI Corporation is introducing a new fully automatic wafer probe system. The TS2500-RF addresses multiple production test market requirements which include Radio Frequency (RF) communication devices and discrete passive components. The system is based on the industry leading and highly reliable automatic LED probe systems from MPI’s Photonic Automation Division with 1000’s of installations worldwide. The TS2500-RF incorporates decades of experience in RF measurement techniques from the management team of MPI’s Advanced Semiconductor Test (AST) Division and leverages AST other products such as RF Probes, RF probing accessories and RF calibration software.

“MPI Corporation has quickly become the innovation leader in our served markets by introducing more than a dozen new products in a span of less than two years”, says Dr. Stojan Kanev, the General Manager of AST Division. “With the TS2500-RF, we are addressing the widely expanding production test market of RF communication devices and discrete RF passive components. We will continue our focus upon innovations and synergies between all MPI divisions to provide maximum value for served markets and to reinforce MPI mission to reduce the overall cost of test.”

Available for both ambient and/or hot temperature operation modes, the TS2500-RF can reach maximum speeds of 10 Dies/second (depends on configuration) which makes it an ideal choice for production electrical tests on discrete RF devices. The unique design of MPI wafer chucks and wafer lift pins can safely handle wafers with thickness down to 50 micrometers and thus enable testing of challenging thin III-Vs compound wafers. Advanced alignment features such as off-axis and chuck mounted upper-looking cameras make the TS2500-RF an ideal platform for testing within complex RF measurement configurations.

The TS2500-RF can be configured with MPI’s advanced RF accessories such as, RF MicroPositioners, RF cables, calibration substrates and TITAN™ RF probes to ensure precise and accurate RF measurements. With integration of the Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) closer to the DUT, the MPI partnership with Rohde & Schwarz, and new advanced calibration techniques, the TS2500-RF fully-automatic probe system becomes a complete measurement solution that addresses the complexities of RF production test.

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.

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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