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Multitest's Mercury™ Proves Lowest Cost of Test

Nov 03, 2011

In a high-volume production test, the Multitest Mercury™ contactor significantly improved the FPY on average by two to six percentage points.

In a high-volume production test, the Multitest Mercury™ contactor significantly improved the FPY on average by two to six percentage points.

Mercury™ successfully passes extensive evaluation

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that the Mercury™ contactor proved its excellent performance during a thorough BGA test evaluation at an international IDM and is now on the list of qualified contactors for all business units.

The focus of the evaluation was to find a highly cost-efficient contacting solution that delivers consistent, reliable first pass yields. For best cost of test, a long probe life must be ensured.

Multitest’s Mercury™ contactor is based on the Quad Tech™ concept. During evaluation, the Mercury™ demonstrated the highest first pass yield and longest probe life. The customer decided to list the Mercury™ as a qualified contactor for all business units.

The Mercury™ is qualified at several top 20 IDMs and fabless semiconductor companies. The popularity of Mercury™ is due to its superior mechanical and electrical performance that results from Quad Tech™ architecture.

The Mercury™ is a product of Multitest’s Contactors Division. The St. Paul, Minnesota location is 100 percent dedicated to contacting solutions.


Multitest (headquartered in Rosenheim, Germany) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test equipment for semiconductors. Multitest markets test handlers, contactors, and ATE printed circuit boards. Globally, more than 700 employees serve the company’s customers in offices and branches in North America, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Thailand.

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