The acquisition of the RTP business affords Cascade Microtech the opportunity to leverage its market position, and focuses the necessary resources towards solving significant customer challenges resulting from advanced materials, new geometries, and new design rules. These expanded core competencies enable Cascade Microtech to further address customers' needs at advanced nodes, and are particularly important as FinFET and other three-dimensional structures exhibit properties that will evidence themselves in an increasing variety of reliability-related issues. Customers of Aetrium's Reliability Test Products business will also benefit from Cascade Microtech's global service and support network, and its strong commitment to customer satisfaction and technology leadership.
"This is a key strategic move which not only strengthens our product portfolio, but enhances our competency in reliability testing. This moves us closer to our goal of fully-integrated measurement solutions focused on addressing growth markets," said Michael Burger, President and CEO, Cascade Microtech, Inc. "The acquisition will enable us to aggressively meet the technical challenges our customers have in ramping advanced processes. We can help them achieve the requirements for early analysis and lifetime predictions, and help them respond to critical time-to-market demands."
"We've worked closely with Cascade Microtech for many years providing comprehensive wafer-level test and measurement solutions for accurate and efficient WLR tests," said Joseph C. Levesque, President and CEO of Aetrium Incorporated. "Aetrium's Conductor software package controls probe stations for fully-automated test execution and high data throughput. Combined with the new Symphony portable test instrumentation, I believe this will significantly benefit customers who are looking for cost-effective, sophisticated, high-performance WLR test solutions."
Aetrium, based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading supplier of proprietary technologies and equipment that are used by the worldwide semiconductor industry to test integrated circuits. The company's products are used by customers to advance reliability, improve quality, increase product yield or improve manufacturing processes. Aetrium's common stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq market under the symbol ATRM. More information about Aetrium is available on the internet at www.Aetrium.com or by emailing Email Contact.
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