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inTEST Introduces New Cobal™ Counter-Balanced Manipulator Series
CHERRY HILL, NJ, April 30, 2008 – inTEST Corporation (Nasdaq: INTT), a world leader in developing and manufacturing equipment that reduces the cost of semiconductor testing, today announced its new Cobal™ series of counter-balanced manipulators. Designed to deliver best-in-class performance regardless of test system size, the Cobal series delivers cost-effective, compliant motions to improve tester utilization and increase productivity on busy test floors.
The new manipulators were developed in Germany by Intestlogic GmbH, an operating division of inTEST’s Manipulator and Docking Hardware Segment. Located in Amerang, Bavaria, Intestlogic is best known as the designer of the M Series, inTEST’s best-selling compact manipulators, which are regarded for their compact size, ease of use, and clean look.
Available in four sizes, the Cobal series will provide a manipulator that is best-suited to each test system’s test head size. The first system in the series is the Cobal 750, which is designed for the largest test heads in the market, and can manipulate a test head weighing up to 750KG. The Cobal 750 will be suited to the largest SOC test systems in the market, from ATE manufacturers such as Advantest, Credence, Teradyne, and Verigy. The other three systems in the family will be the Cobal 550, Cobal 350, and Cobal 200, each designed for smaller test systems. The Cobal 750 is available now, and the Cobal 350 will be available later in Q2, followed by the Cobal 550 and Cobal 200 in Q3 and Q4.
Matthias Wolf, Managing Director of Intestlogic GmbH commented “The Cobal series is totally new for inTEST. We will be launching a new model every quarter this year, giving our customers a choice for all their manipulator needs. We have listened to our customers very closely, and have designed this series with performance and safety in mind.”
inTEST will exhibit the new Cobal 750 next month at Semicon Singapore, Southeast Asia’s premier exhibition of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Held from May 5-7, 2008 at Singapore’s Suntec Exhibition Centre, inTEST will exhibit a wide range of equipment, including its Centaur Modular Test Interface, and docking hardware. inTEST can be found in Hall 4, booth # 1020.
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inTEST Corporation is an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of ATE interface solutions and temperature management products, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to perform final testing of integrated circuits (ICs) and wafers. The Company’s high-performance products are designed to enable semiconductor manufacturers to improve the speed, reliability, efficiency, and profitability of IC test processes. Specific products include manipulators, docking hardware products, temperature management systems, and customized interface solutions. The Company has established strong relationships with semiconductor manufacturers globally, which it supports through a network of local offices. For more information visit www.intest.com .
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