Spotlight on MeasureOne Cryogenic Probing Solutions
February 21, 2019
The collaboration between FormFactor and Lake Shore Cryotronics substantially accelerates the time to first device measurement for a collective customer base where early stage research typically requires testing in extreme cold and magnetic flux.
We’d like to shine a spotlight on a MeasureOne™ solutions partner, Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement under variable temperature and magnetic field conditions. This collaboration substantially accelerates the time to first device measurement for a collective customer base where early stage research typically requires testing in extreme cold and magnetic flux. FormFactor and Lake Shore Cryotronics are both leaders in their respective fields, and each is committed to ensuring the best solution to fit the customer’s sample size and measurement requirements.
If you’re not yet familiar with our MeasureOne program, it provides a framework under which we join forces with carefully selected leaders in measurement technologies to solve the problems that customers face when confronted with the “whole problem” of making systems work together. Whether a customer is searching for equipment to enable new measurements at the wafer, or seeking to integrate the components of a new measurement solution, MeasureOne provides the assurance the customer needs with respect to performance, ease of use, and serviceability. Ultimately, these collaborations assure customers will have access to expertise enabling characterized test and measurement performance, uptime and service to achieve accelerated time to market through faster time to first measurement.
While both companies offer cryogenic probe stations, our respective platforms differ in functionality and address different stages of the R&D lifecycle. Lake Shore’s probe stations are used in the earliest phases of new semiconductor and magnetic materials R&D. Their platform features align with the limited size and number of samples being measured, where sample stages are generally fixed in position. Our probe stations are focused on the next phases of device development and production, where multiple copies of devices have now been constructed and high throughput testing is required.
The collaboration bolsters the product lines of both companies through shared research and technology. Our radio frequency to Terahertz probing know-how is a perfect complement to Lake Shore Cryotronics’ focused expertise on measurements near the bottom of the Kelvin scale with magnetic field strengths up to 2.5 Tesla.
Our unique MeasureOne partnership enables the sales and service teams from both companies, now cross-trained across each other’s product lines, to quickly guide customers to the best probe station to address their requirements. Validated measurement solutions from both companies will deliver the highest levels of confidence in performance and reliability.