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Probe 2000, Best Electronics open probe card ops in the Philippines

Posted: 15 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:joint venture? probe card? manufacturing? repair? Philippines?

Probe 2000 Inc. and Best Electronics & Components Co. Inc. have signed a joint venture agreement to set up a new probe card repair and manufacturing operation in Best Electronics' semiconductor test factory in the Philippines. The new venture will be called P2KP.

The test and wafer handling operations are said to have ISO 9001 certification and TS 16949 certification in process. It is located within the Best Electronics facility in Paraqaque City.

According to a press statement, P2KP can provide a fully-integrated test service from probe card, to test program development and conversion, to wafer back lapping and sorting (at three temperatures), sawing, chip scale packaging, assembly, electrical test, tape-and-reel, and drop shipment to an end customer.

Integrating the P2KP operation within Best Electronics' factory are said to have advantages, including access to Probe 2000's probe card technology, faster release and time to market in Asia, shorter cycle times and lower cost of wafer test.

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