September 6th, 2017
Puchheim, Germany/ Hsinchu, Taiwan – aps Solutions GmbH (“APS”) are pleased to announce a Distributor and Service agreement with STAr Technologies („STAr“), one of Taiwan’s outstanding Semiconductor test system and professional probe card manufacturers. STAr recently have successfully relocated their operation headquarters to enhance their strength in development and increased their production capacity. STAr achieved speedy growth with products that surpassed industry standards to become an important partner to large numbers of Taiwanese and foreign Semiconductor manufacturers.
“I’m impressed about STAr’s advanced and high-end Probe Card technologies, which offer solutions for all critical aspects of wafer-, chip, Parametric and Reliability testing, which we now can provide to our customers in Europe and Israel”, said Hanns-Georg Ochsenkuehn, Managing Director of APS.
With its proprietary “Virgo” product line of probe cards, STAr designs and manufactures Parametric-, Reliability testing probe interfaces and “specialized Probe Cards” to meet extreme needs for high voltage/current/power, high/radio frequency, thermal management, etc. “Virgo” Probe Cards are available in standard and vertical contact technologies.
APS are pleased that they can now offer “turnkey” solutions to customers, which are in the field of Reliability testing, as APS are in the Analytical Prober equipment business as well.
The “Aries” series (for Wafer-Sort/ Chip Probing) of advanced vertical Probe Cards feature vertical contact technologies that offer excellent contact integrity, superb current carrying, life performance and the scalability to address the industry's most demanding pitch requirements. STAr’s “Aries-Gamma” advanced vertical Probe Cards enable unprecedented cost-performance to lower cost-of-test for high performance SOC ICs. “Aries-Gamma” latest offerings include direct-docking buckling beam type Probe Cards for all industry used ATEs.
Dr. Choon-Leong Lou, Chairman and CEO of STAr Technologies, stated “We are pleased to work with APS as they are well known and respected in the European Semiconductor test industry and we are delighted to supply our “Virgo” and “Aries” Probe Card solutions to their customer base in Europe and Israel.” He continued, “With our new operation headquarter in Hsinchu, which includes facilities for advanced research and development, we will focus with our engineering project engagements on MEMS equipment for high-end Probe Card production in the near future – where I see a rising demand especially in Europe.”
Please find more information about the new products on the company website of STAr and via future product announcement newsletters.