High performance test contactors for product testing
Test contactors are used to determine the
performance of electrical devices like micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS),
sensors, microcontrollers, and integrated circuits. The probes are used in, for instance, the semiconductor and automotive markets for pre-launch validation and
production tests. With dimensions as small as a few micrometers, they can be
cost-efficiently mass produced by electroforming.
Veco is a leading producer of electroformed
vertical probes with a highly stable contact resistance and excellent
mechanical and electrical characteristics. Our state-of-the-art lithographic
equipment allows for rapid, accurate, and economic tooling of thousands of
probes in a single batch. Every single probe is carefully monitored to meet the
most demanding quality standards and guarantee consistency of the products.
Though generally nickel is used as the main component, extensive variants are
possible with inter-layers and coatings of various materials, yielding probes
that perform optimally.
Nickel (temperature resistant) possible variants include Cu core, Ag and/or Au plating
60 μm – several mm’s
How Veco produces test contactors for the semiconductor industry
3. Zero defect
dimensional accuracy, zero defect.
2. Heat resistant
Heat resistant testing solutions.
1. 3D structure possible
Excellent mechanical and electrical characteristics, 3D structure possible.
Co-develop a high performance test contactor for semiconductor testing