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Posted: December 21, 2008
SUSS MicroTec in Strategic Alliance for Semiconductor Test Technologies
(Nanowerk News) SUSS MicroTec Test Systems, a leading innovator in premium wafer-level engineering test solutions, has entered into a strategic alliance with MPI Corporation and Chain Logic International Corporation of Taiwan. The cooperation includes a relationship among the organizations on a worldwide basis, covering channel distribution of semiconductor test related technologies and products, bi-directional outsourcing as well as development projects that are in alignment with jointly developed and mutually beneficial roadmaps.
“This is a win-win agreement for all organizations as well as our valued customer base,” stated Michael Knopp, CFO and member of the management board of SUSS MicroTec AG. “It is in alignment with our business objectives of optimized distribution efficiencies as well as highest product quality with lower cost structures that can be passed along to customers and manufacturing partners. The proven success of the MPI organization will help us better support our Asian customers and at the same time provide a powerful ally in our continuing efforts to improve manufacturing efficiencies.”
“MPI is very excited about this agreement as it is in direct alignment with the organization’s strategy for global expansion.” said Brian Green, Chairman of the MPI Group. “SUSS MicroTec is exactly the type of high-quality organization that will help us improve business practices at home and abroad while offering customers the highest return on their investments.”
About SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec Test Systems is a subsidiary of SUSS MicroTec AG, which is listed in Deutsche Börse AG’s Prime Standard.
SUSS MicroTec is a leading supplier of process and test solutions for markets such as 3D Integration, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Nanotechnology and Compound Semiconductor. SUSS’ solutions enable its customers to increase process performance while reducing cost of ownership and to meet the volume requirements of fast growing markets with high-quality solutions.
SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8,000 installed mask aligners, coaters, bonders and probe systems with a global infrastructure for applications and service. SUSS is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.suss.com.
About MPI Corporation
MPI Corporation, established in 1995 and listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, OTC Board, is a leading supplier of semiconductor and LED test equipment in Asia. In 2007, the company was ranked by VLSI Research Inc as the eighth-largest supplier of wafer probe cards used in back-end test processes. MPI maintains a competitive edge through innovations in fine-pitch probing technologies and its dedication to customers with high levels of service and quick delivery.
Headquartered in Chupei near Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI supports more than 130 customers globally, including foundries, design and test houses, and ingot and solar-cell manufacturers. Additional technical service and support centers are located in Shenzhen (China), Shanghai (China) and Kaoshiung (Taiwan). For more information, visit www.mpi.com.tw.
About Chain Logic International Corporation
Founded in 1994, Chain Logic International Corporation (CLiC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPI Corporation. CLiC expertly manages the sales, service and application-support activities for the test equipment product lines of MPI throughout Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea. In addition, equipment manufacturers throughout the semiconductor, LED, fiber optic and LCD industries choose CLiC to represent their product lines in CLiC’s sales regions. For more information, visit www.cli.com.tw.