The latest DRAM chips deliver extremely fast and smooth graphic and cache memory response in game consoles and personal computers, as well as server applications.
They afford soaring memory capacity in smaller and smaller cellular phones, IOT and other consumer electronics, as semiconductors get stacked into compact packages of multi-tasking die. Testing these new, high-performance, high-density DRAM devices is optimized with FormFactor’s Matrix and PH-Series wafer probe cards as they improve efficiency and reduce the overall cost of DRAM test.
Fluctuating price and demand routinely require Flash memory manufacturers to find new operating efficiencies. FormFactor advanced wafer test solutions help manufacturers address that pressure, by improving yield and reducing overall cost of test per die.
Foundry & Logic
Wearables, smart phones and Internet of Things (IOT) are driving devices that are small, have high performance and long battery life. The logic chips used to drive these applications use advanced packaging technologies such as flip-chip, and wafer-level packaging in smaller form factor and higher electrical performance. Growing use of semiconductors in automobiles drive an increased need for reliability, safety and higher operating ranges than consumer devices. Apollo, Altius, Katana probe cards from Formfactor enable testing of logic devices at finer pitches, higher temperatures and increased parallelism to lower the cost of test and increased assurance to customer of delivery of a reliable product.
Takumi™ probe cards for in-line and end-of-line parametric testing give IC manufacturers earlier insight into opportunities to validate their designs, verify process performance and achieve higher yields.
High contact precision supports manufacturers’ use of smaller test pads and narrower scribe lines on their product wafers.
The rapid paced RF Front End market demands high fidelity RF measurement with new design turn times that are much faster than many logic applications. Filters, Switches, PA’s and other sensitive RF devices make up the Front End module in todays smart devices require test solutions that can keep up with the high frequency requirements and offer ongoing improvements in COO. Formfactor Pyramid and Pyrana Probe card platforms both provide industry proven solutions for meeting these requirements today and in the 5G world to come.
Millimeter wave frequency transmission and active antenna arrays are the backbone of the emerging 5G capabilities. Formfactor’s Pyramid Probe Card with membrane technology is the only production proven solution in the mmWave range. Pyramid, now with higher parallelism capability is the probing solution for the high RF line counts and low inductance requirements needed for 5G applications.
With continuous technological developments and rising demand for high-performance, next generation Transceiver devices are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) explosive growth. Supporting WiFi, LTE, SatCom, Bluetooth and many other RF protocols, the Pyrana platform offers a reliable solution and a well-controlled RF solution that can precisely mimic the final package environment.
The combination of stringent automotive market test requirements and millimeter wave performance up to 81GHz demand measurements of the highest quality. FormFactor’s Pyramid technology offers a proven solution in this application with hundreds of cards shipped and a team of RF expertise to ensure the most accurate results.
High Speed Digital
In digital communication, timing is the most essential element. Whether this is reflected in a wide open eye diagram, a pico-second rise time, devices working at these speeds need RF performance. Pyramid and Pyrana Probe cards from Formfactor provide demonstrated solutions for all high speed applications including TIA/Driver’s, optical transceivers PAM4 and others with a low inductance, highly isolated test solution.
Pyramid RF Probe cards provide best-in class RF performance and maintain exceptional signal integrity from the tester interface to the die for semiconductor wafer test. Capable of probing beyond 80 GHz, Pyramid probes provide the highest fidelity measurements for RF applications. Pyramid is capable of both high-volume manufacturing and engineering applications due to its minimal pad damage and low probe inductance. FormFactor’s Pyramid probes have the lowest ground inductance available in a probe card allowing for optimized RF measurements of any RF application from cell phone RF Front End parts to Automotive Radar chips.
Pyrana RF probe cards provide a flexible test platform incorporating vertical MEMs probes on a membrane space transformer for improved signal integrity compared to other vertical MEMS wafer test cards. Pyrana allows customers the ability to repair probe cards on-site while maintaining excellent signal integrity from the tester interface to the die. Pyrana is capable of testing frequencies beyond 40 GHz and is designed for large-multi-DUT test applications to minimize total test time with lower cost of test.
RF / MMW / Radar
Production RF probe cards are rugged, robust, and well suited for the rigors of high-performance wafer sort. Their industry-leading signal integrity and mechanical capabilities make these probe cards the perfect fit for multi-die testing for RF wireless and high-speed digital in SiPs and SoCs.