Test contactors are used to determine the performance of electrical devices like micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), sensors, microcontrollers, and integrated circuits. They can be 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 test contactors for the Semiconductor industry. Our state-of-the-art lithographic process allows for rapid, accurate, and economic manufacturing of thousands of parts in a single batch. Every single contactor is carefully monitored to meet the most demanding quality standards and to guarantee reproducibility of the products. While nickel is commonly used as the main component, extensive variants of materials are possible with inter-layers and coatings.