Cascade Microtech Named Winner of American Technology Award for APS200TESLA Power Electronics Probing Solution

Cascade Microtech Named Winner of American Technology Award for APS200TESLA 
Power Electronics Probing Solution 
"Best Of" Award Recognizes Cascade Microtech in Semiconductor
Category 
BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 --  Cascade Microtech,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading supplier of solutions that enable
precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level,
today announced that the Company has been named winner of the
American Technology Award (ATA) in the category of Semiconductors &
Electronic Components for its APS200TESLA power electronics wafer
probe solution. The American Technology Awards represent outstanding
achievement, with winning products that exemplify the ″Best
Of″ the United States technology sector.  
Cascade Microtech is a worldwide leader in the design, development
and manufacture of engineering probe stations and analytical probes
used in research and development to perform precise electrical
measurements, or electrical metrology, on increasingly complex and
high-speed devices in order to assure quality and reliability, reduce
costly redesigns, accelerate time-to-market and improve chip
fabrication processes. Combining the proven capabilities of its Tesla
power device characterization system for the lab with its BlueRay(TM)
production automation technology, the Company introduced APS200TESLA
-- the industry's first production probing system dedicated to
on-wafer test of power electronics devices. By probing devices
directly at the wafer level, true characterization data of each
device can be delivered before dicing and packaging processes. The
APS200TESLA introduced a new methodology to the industry that was not
possible before, to help device manufacturers to deliver a higher
volume of devices to the market faster with shorter lead ramps and
wafer-level process control, while lowering the overall cost.  
Device manufacturers typically test power electronics devices by
modifying their existing test equipment in house. Testing these
devices with such unreliable equipment risks destroying expensive
wafers and equipment with high-voltage charges, and it exposes
operators to high-voltage hazards. The APS200TESLA is specifically
designed and built to test these devices at extremely
high-current/voltage conditio
ns. Its auto-discharging function
protects DUTs and instruments from high-voltage charges, and provides
a certified safe working environment for operators.  
"It is truly an honor to win this national technology award
recognizing our contributions to the advancement of the semiconductor
industry. We take great pride in our technology innovations which
address the challenges of emerging markets such as power electronics
and LEDs," said Michael Burger, president and CEO of Cascade
Microtech, Inc. "The APS200TESLA probe system represents a technology
breakthrough that will help our customers keep pace with demands for
power electronics devices required for the global drive toward clean
power and transportation, while providing unique safety features
previously unavailable in the market for testing at high voltages and
currents." 
Winners of the ATAs are selected based on a thorough evaluation by
industry experts and technology leaders. The awards were presented at
TechAmerica's first annual American Technology Awards Showcase on May
20th in Washington D.C.  
"Technology continues to advance at such a rapid pace, transforming
all aspects of business and society. The ATA Awards allow us to
highlight the advancements that each of the winners represents as
they continue to influence technology development," said Todd
Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. "We congratulate Cascade
Microtech on being a winner for this prestigious award and thank them
for their contributions." 
About Cascade Microtech, Inc. 
 Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CSCD) is a worldwide leader in precision contact, electrical
measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs), optical devices
and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific
institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade
Microtech delivers access to electrical data from wafers, ICs, IC
packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, 3D TSV, LED devices and
more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge stations, probes, probe cards,
advanced thermal subsystems and integrated systems deliver precision
accuracy and superior performance both in the lab and during
production manufacturing of high-speed and high-density semiconductor
chips. For more information visit www.cascademicrotech.com. 
About TechAmerica Foundation
 TechAmerica Foundation educates
industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise
of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the
general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the
leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The
Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market
research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global
economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national
interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore
pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to
share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica
Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Debbora Ahlgren
Cascade Microtech, Inc.
(503) 601-1829
Debbora.Ahlgren@cmicro.com 
 
 
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