Cascade Microtech Introduces New Line of Terahertz Probes

Cascade Microtech Introduces New Line of Terahertz Probes 
New T-Wave(TM) Probe Series Delivers High-Accuracy Measurement From
220 GHz Through 1.1 THz 
BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 --  Cascade Microtech,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading supplier of solutions that enable
precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level,
today announced the launch of the T-Wave series of waveguide probes
for on-wafer probing of millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave
Applications such as short-range communication, terahertz imaging,
astronomy and other high-speed communications applications require
the ability to characterize sub-millimeter wave devices with data
that is accurate and repeatable. Recent technology innovation in
photonics and nanotechnology is enabling terahertz research which is
being applied in many emerging technology sectors. Terahertz
technology is finding use in an increasingly wide variety of
applications: information and communications technology; biology and
medical sciences; non-destructive evaluation; homeland security;
quality control of food and agricultural products; global
environmental monitoring; and ultra-fast computing among others.
These applications present unique challenges, particularly with
transmission line losses as testing approaches 600 GHz and beyond. 
Significant progress has been made in terahertz band (300-3000 GHz)
circuit fabrication, and continued growth in terahertz applications
requires the availability of quality test and measurement equipment.
Robust and calibrated on-wafer measurements of planar millimeter and
sub-millimeter wave devices can significantly reduce the effort
required to characterize a wafer of devices while increasing the
accuracy of the measurement by eliminating errors and effects
associated with fixtures. 
Cascade Microtech now offers its new T-Wave probe series which
includes millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength on-wafer
ground-signal-ground probes and associated components for electrical
measurement of devices and materials with frequencies up to 1.1
terahertz. The T-Wave probe's innovative silicon probe tip is
instrumental in achieving not only small pitches as narrow as 25 um,
but also delivers low contact resistance and insertion loss of less
than 1.5 dB between 140 GHz and 220 GHz. The T-Wave probe has
excellent tip visibility for accurate probe placement, and with
easily replaceable probe tips, cost of ownership is significantly
"Our strategic MeasureOne collaboration with Dominion MicroProbes,
Inc. has afforded us the opportunity to expand our probe product line
to now address the challenges of the terahertz frequency spectrum
while improving our customers' time to first measurement," said
Debbora Ahlgren, vice president of marketing, Cascade Microtech, Inc.
"Complete solutions incorporating the new T-Wave probe will enable
customers involved in imaging, astronomy and high-speed
communications to broaden the capabilities of their Cascade Microtech
probe stations. When purchased as part of a comprehensive MeasureOne
Terahertz Solution, Cascade Microtech offers Solutions Experts for
installation, system integration, training and service." 
MeasureOne customers benefit by having the confidence in knowing
leaders of their respective industries are collaborating on their
behalf to achieve faster time to first measurement. For details about
MeasureOne Solutions, visit 
To learn more about the new T-Wave series of probes, visit  
About MeasureOne
 MeasureOne provides a single point of contact to
deliver the optimal customer solution for configuration,
installation, service and performance of application-specific
measurement solutions. The MeasureOne program is designed to address
applications including device modeling, load pull, WLR, emission
microscopy, THz measurements and pulsed RF. The MeasureOne framework
ensures that Cascade Microtech and its solutions partners will
provide hardware and software support as well as a portfolio of
service levels. The MeasureOne service levels include validated,
optimized and guaranteed solution configurations and performance, as
well as installation and support by our solutions experts. To find
out more about the MeasureOne program, visit 
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 
Debbora Ahlgren
Cascade Microtech, Inc.
(503) 601-1829 
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