Cascade Microtech (NASDAQ:
CSCD) today announced that Peking University has selected the award-winning
Summit™ 11000 Series probe station for their Institute of Microelectronics
RF Measurement Lab. The system was selected based on its ability to provide
the precision and versatility needed for the advanced semiconductor processes
and aggressively scaled devices in development at Peking University. The Summit
11000 Series' unique, patented MicroChamber® chuck enclosure ensures moisture-free,
light-tight EMI-protected measurements. In addition, Peking University relies
on the industry-standard Infinity Probes and WinCal XE™ software to deliver
advanced RF measurement accuracy and productivity through guided system setup,
automatic calibration and validation.
"Noise, leakage, stray capacitance and measurement settling times are
increasingly challenging for us in our advanced device designs," said Ph.
D, Junhua Liu, Institute of Microelectronics Peking University, Beijing. "We
chose the Cascade Microtech Summit 11000 Series because the solution has been
proven through technical evaluation, and is known for its capability to measure
low leakage devices in a controlled environment. Given the educational focus
of this lab, Cascade Microtech's renowned measurement and application expertise
was critical to the success of the program."
The lab will be equipped with high-performance, high-frequency measurement
instrumentation, including Cascade Microtech's Summit 11000 Series probe station,
Infinity probes, and the new WinCal XE software. As part of the collaborative
partnership both organizations will offer application training and workshops.
Cascade Microtech has developed a process by which students will learn device
characterization, modeling, process development, design de-bug or IC failure
"Cascade Microtech's industry-standard Summit 11000 Series wafer probing
systems are in use at virtually all leading semiconductor manufacturing and
design sites worldwide. Application and testing within the university environment
will provide a unique learning opportunity for students as well as the local
test community," said Geoff Wild, CEO, Cascade Microtech. "By working
closely with Peking University, we will provide technical expertise and best-in-class
solutions through joint initiatives being planned to share our knowledge and
expertise with this highly regarded technical university and the communities