SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe SpringTouch

Wafer Level Chip Scale Package is fast becoming popular because of its small form factor utilized in such applications as Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS units. The WLCSP is also very cost-effective with a simplified manufacturing process that eliminates the need for the final or package test step.

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe‘s SpringTouchTM is an ideal & economical solution for WLCSP test with spring pin probes that have the capability to overcome the bump height variation across the wafer. SV TCL also offers an RF option of this technology for WLCSPs that must be tested at a higher frequency.

Other benefits include:

–  Crown-shaped Probes

– Pitch Capability as Low as 300µm

–  Customized Pins

– Easy Pin Replacement

– Socket Adapter for Single Chip Testing

Contact your SV TCL Representative so we can help you find the right SpringTouch product for your vertical testing needs.

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SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe Finalizes Acquisition of Tokyo Cathode Laboratories

SV Probe Pte. Ltd. (“SV”), one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-performance probe cards, announced today that it has finalized the business transfer agreement to purchase certain probe card business, technologies, intellectual property rights and assets of Tokyo Cathode Laboratories (“TCL”). SV Probe’s newly established business in Japan, “SV TCL KK” began official operations on September 1, 2013.

TCL is a probe card manufacturer based in Japan with a substantial production and distribution network across Asia. TCL possesses strong probe card capabilities, specifically CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), which are used mainly in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other imaging devices. TCL has developed proprietary cantilever probe materials along with build and assembly processes that extend the capability of its products utilized in different device testing applications. As a result, TCL has gained a number of key CIS, LCD, and logic/SOC customers in Japan and throughout the Asian market.

“This newly combined entity provides a broader range of products and a more extensive global infrastructure to meet the needs of all our customers regardless of location,” said Mr. Kevin Kurtz, President  & CEO of SV Probe. “We look forward to the continuing prosperity of this united business now and into the future.”

Probe cards are essential tools in the electrical testing of semiconductor wafers before they are diced, packaged and assembled in electronic products such as tablets, smart phones, computers and digital media players.

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe Environment

SV TCL is committed to being environmentally responsible. From recycling programs at all of our facilities to establishing a greener supply chain, we are continually looking for ways to ensure that we are doing all we can to lessen our environmental impact.

Throughout the production of our probe cards, SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe complies with all environmental governances in each location and we reduce waste through the use of electronic manufacturing documents and marketing materials uploaded via our customer online portal. SV TCL is also in compliance with the recent Conflict Minerals regulation passed by the United States Congress, enacted to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in some countries over the mining of certain minerals.

Not only is SV TCL promoting sustainability within our global infrastructure, but we also look for vendors that are also more environmentally conscious.

SV TCL will continue to audit our environmental operations and practices so we can ensure that we have done our part to make the earth is a better place for generations to come.

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe Rated One of the Highest Test Consumable Suppliers

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company (“SV TCL”), one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-performance probe cards, announced today that it has been named by VLSIresearch as one of the highest rated Test Consumable suppliers according to the findings from their 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Test Consumable products include probe cards, test sockets, and device interface boards. Numerous companies responded to the survey and SV TCL was regarded as one of the highest rated vendors, excelling particularly well in the Commitment and Partnering categories. In the overall 10 BEST Rankings which encompass semiconductor equipment suppliers, SV TCL’s high score would rank them in the #4 position.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition,” said Mr. Kevin Kurtz, President & CEO of SV TCL. “The high score demonstrates that SV TCL can compete right alongside our larger competitors simply because of our commitment and willingness to collaborate with our customers, especially on new and innovative products for emerging device applications like Copper Pillar and TSV.”

“SV TCL received excellent ratings in this first-ever Test Consumable Supplier Rankings, performing very well relative to their equipment peers. As the IC industry evolves and test products increase in complexity, SV TCL is not only producing high quality products, but closely working in conjunction with its customers to meet these dynamic testing challenges.” commented G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch.

Probe cards are essential tools in the electrical testing of semiconductor wafers before they are diced, packaged and assembled in electronic products such as tablets, smart phones, computers and digital media players.

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company China Japan Europe: Completes Integration of Tokyo Cathode Laboratory

(TEMPE, ARIZONA, September 17, 2014) – SV TCL & Associates Probe Company (“SV TCL”), one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-performance probe cards, announced today that it has completed its integration of the probe card business and assets of Tokyo Cathode Laboratory (“TCL”) and launched a redesigned website at http://www.svprobe.com.

SV TCL KK began official operations in Japan on September 1, 2013 and to better reflect the synergies

between the companies and recognize TCL’s reputation for high quality products, SV has rebranded itself SV TCL. Over the past year SV TCL has worked diligently to integrate TCL’s products, manufacturing

processes and facilities with little or no disruption to customers. Another crucial element to the integration was the redesign of the SV TCL website which has been upgraded to a more current and functional platform with easier access to product information and optimized to function across all types of devices.

“SV TCL has worked incredibly hard during this time of integration to enhance our global infrastructure,

determining the most efficient manufacturing processes and cost-effective locations in which to produce our products,” said Mr. Kevin Kurtz, President & CEO of SV TCL. “The new website is just one of the finalintegration steps and we look forward to the continuing success of this united business now and into the future.”

Probe cards are essential tools in the electrical testing of semiconductor wafers before they are diced, packaged and assembled in electronic products such as tablets, smart phones, computers and digital media players.