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inTESTs TestDesign Division Takes New Name, Moves
to New Facility
New facility in San Jose, CA. is both larger and more cost-effective than
previous, Sunnyvale location. It features a Class 10,000 clean room environment.
CHERRY HILL, NJ, January 28, 2005 inTEST Corporation (Nasdaq:
INTT), a world leader in developing and manufacturing equipment that reduces
the cost of semiconductor testing, announced today that its TestDesign
Division is moving from Sunnyvale, California to a new facility in San
Along with its new location, the TestDesign Division will also have a
new name. It will now be called inTEST Silicon Valley Corporation.
inTEST Silicon Valleys address is 101 Nicholson Lane, San Jose,
California 95134; phone number: (408) 678-9123. This new location will
officially open February 1, 2005.
The new San Jose facility is not only significantly larger than the divisions
previous location in nearby Sunnyvale, it is also more cost-effective,
according to Dale Christman, General Manager of inTEST Silicon Valley.
We were very fortunate to find a location that offered more room
and greater capability, while at the same time reducing our total monthly
With this new facility, continued Christman, we are
well positioned for growth, meeting the needs of our customers today and
in the future. The new location increases both manufacturing and stockroom
space significantly. It also allows us to fabricate machined parts more
efficiently, with an integral machine shop in the same building as the
rest of our operation.
The new facility features a Class 10,000 clean room environment. It will
give inTEST Silicon Valley a manufacturing environment that is cleaner
than those of its competitors in fact, an environment comparable
to that of most semiconductor test floors.
From a customer standpoint, cleanliness is an increasingly important
issue, explained Christman. Customers require interfaces with
more pogo pins per square inch. Signal density is increasing dramatically.
Dust particles or other contaminants are a real problem for semiconductor
back-end ATE manufacturers. Dust and contaminants reduce signal quality
and fidelity, or they generate noise. This slows down testing, reduces
throughput, or negatively impacts wafer sort/probe yields.
A cleaner interface product, continued Christman, will
provide truer signal delivery to the device under test. Thats what
semiconductor manufacturers need today. Thats what we can deliver.
inTEST Silicon Valleys Class 10,000 clean room environment uses
a HEPA air filtering system, which removes air from the clean room environment,
filters it, and then recycles it back into the room. Each pass through
the HEPA filters retains and filters out particles down to 0.3 microns
in size, at an efficiency rating of 99.97%.
About inTEST® Corporation
inTEST Corporation (www.intest.com) is a leading independent designer,
manufacturer, and marketer of products that improve the speed and efficiency
of semiconductor and electronics testing. The companys products
include manipulators and docking hardware products, temperature management
systems, and customized interface solutions. Headquartered in Cherry Hill,
New Jersey, inTEST has manufacturing facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts,
California, Germany, the UK, and Singapore. In addition, inTEST has offices
in Japan for design, sales, service, and support, with additional support
personnel in Arizona.
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