Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hot Chuck Systems with Options

As an industry leader, Micromanipulator engineers and manufactures the best range of high-quality probe stations.  We also produce a wide variety of compatible accessories designed for our stations including hot chuck systems that offer the broadest available temperature range and the most advanced, non-operator dependent performance on the market. 

Micromanipulator’s thermal chuck systems support wafer configurations to fit your application and budget and offer features such as rapidly heating up and cooling down.  They will also minimize expansion into the probes; maintain incredible planarity over temperature changes with our Frictionless Kinematic Mount; and minimize heat radiation into the stage that helps to prolong your prober’s life.   

Our innovative hot chuck systems support wafer testing from -65 to 400 C degrees and come with a choice of a heating power supply.  If you need fast heating and do not require chuck noise in the femtoamp level, we suggest you chose an AC heating supply.  It is best to go with our DC power supply if you need to achieve the lowest level measurements.  Regardless of which one you choose, all of our hot chucks are capable of supporting 150 to 300mm wafers in coaxial or triaxial configurations.

We recommend the C1000 simple heat exchange (HE) option if you want the most economical cooling for above ambient testing as it offers the benefit of a rapid cooling of the chuck after the heat cycle is finished.  If you need to test to zero degrees, and require the best performance in holding temperatures at room ambient temperatures, your best choice is our C1000 zero degree cooling option. 

For the highest performance, we recommend our exclusive HC1000, which is specifically designed to handle testing for temperatures as low as -65 degrees C.  It provides the best planarity, lowest noise, and lowest cost of ownership, and all control options work with our probing specialized thermal chuck.

Our wide range of products allows you to configure your probe station to meet performance, budget and probing application requirements.  Please visit our website to learn more. 


Micromanipulator not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but we are the leading name in the field. We reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semiconductor industry depends on. Part of our company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. We offer the most comprehensive range of accessories available anywhere including our exclusive H1000 series thermal wafer chuck.         

Friday, July 27, 2018

Get the Technical Support You Need


Our success in the industry lies in the fact that we do not just design and manufacture the broadest range of probe stations and compatible accessories and consumable, but we also provide “Full Life-Cycle Support.”  With a global reach that now includes countries throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South American, we have sales reps and engineers stationed throughout our service areas to provide customers with sales and technical support.   On our website, you will find contact information and links to your area’s providers. 

Micromanipulator’s Full Life-Cycle Support starts at conception and continues with production, right through to maintaining your equipment to ensure you get optimal performance from your system.  This means our team is here to help you put together the best products for your testing application and see it is outfitted with the right accessories and consumables. 

Our experienced engineers are available to answer questions regarding our products and to provide on-going support.  Furthermore when you buy your tools from Micromanipulator, we help you protect your investment by offering extended warranties, preventative maintenance programs, and upgrade paths even for obsolete tools.

To get to know us better, please visit our website and discover the innovative technologies that go into each and every one of our products.   We are proud to offer probe stations that remove the “burden of performance” from system users, and allow them to focus on the data, not the prober.  Also you will find that we take a “systems approach” to integration with: vibration isolation, thermal management, and flexible, open architectures as well as materials selections.  And remember, if you cannot find what you are looking for talk to one of our engineers.   


At Micromanipulator, we not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but are still the top name in the field.  As such we reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semiconductor industry depends on.  A key part of our company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to customers’ satisfaction.  Please contact us to find out more about our exceptional selection of probe stations and accessories.  

Monday, July 23, 2018

Proudly Manufactured in the USA

Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, the Micromanipulator Company proudly designs, engineers, and manufactures our exceptional products right here in the USA.   With over 60 years in business and a reputation for being the first name in analytical probing, we have established a significant worldwide presence.   

We got our start by inventing analytical probing in 1956 and through the years have been responsible for pioneering many of the industry’s advancements including the integration of thermal chucks with probe stations.  Our excellent line of probe stations provide the most technologically advanced, non-operator dependent performance on the market.  Furthermore while we have worked hard to expand both our product line as well as our geographic footprint, the one thing that has not changed is our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

It has also been a priority of ours to provide customers with the products that allow them to excel in their field.  This has led us to develop probe stations and tools that have a reputation for stability, open, flexible designs, and precise dependable mechanics.  With both our Micromanipulator probe stations and our new economical brand, Mechatronics ACE preconfigured probe stations; system users have more choices than ever to get products that fit their application needs, budget and personal preference. 

While we design, test and manufacture our probe stations at our U.S. facilities, we are able to bring that same level of expertise and resources to produce a broad range of compatible consumables and accessories.  Regardless of whether you chose a system level prober or one of our more economical models, you will find products that support your entire system from manipulators, probe holders and probe tips to thermal chucks, optics and more.  Please visit our website to see our entire line of products proudly produced in the USA and sold worldwide. 


Micromanipulator not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but we are leaders in the field and reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semi-conductor industry depends on. Our company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. For one of the most comprehensive selections of probe stations, consumables and accessories on the market, please visit our website.           

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Check Out Our Excellent Buys in Used Probe Stations


It pays to periodically visit Micromanipulator’s website to not only keep up with our latest developments but to check out our newly replenished inventory of used probe stations and tools.  Micromanipulator’s used products offer customers an opportunity to buy the best at a significantly lower price and come with a one-year factory warranty.

Our used probe stations may be products that were used for demonstration purposes or are a result of customers taking advantage of our active upgrade and trade-in program.  In addition to ensure you get optimal performance from your tools, we have a worldwide network of service support engineers available to provide “system level” support on everything from thermal chucks to optics.

We recently increased our inventory of factory refurbished probe stations with the addition of three of Micromanipulator’s most popular models including a 350PM, 6200, and 8060.  The powerful, economical 350PM includes both coarse and fine platen Z-control for precise probe placement and is ideal for general probing applications. Offering outstanding flexibility, we also have interchangeable vacuum pedestal stage assemblies to facilitate probing up to 150mm (6”) wafers, up to 100 x 100mm (4”x 4”) hybrid substrates, and packaged delidded devices.  

The 6200 series is our most widely used probe station and is compatible with Micromanipulator’s extensive line of probes holders, tips and accessories.  Designed for ease of use as well as stability and precision, the 6200 model is very compact and economical.   These combined features make it an excellent foundation in which to build a complete probing system on.

The 8060 is the highest performance and value 200mm analytical probe station and offers users sub-micron positioning coupled with fA current resolution.  It is hot and cold chuck compatible (field upgradeable) and also has comprehensive accessory support.  It includes a microscope, thermal chuck plumbing & station.  Please see our website for all of the details on our refurbished models as well as new Micromanipulator and Mechatronics ACE preconfigured probe stations.


Micromanipulator not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but we are leaders in the field and reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semi-conductor industry depends on. Our company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. For one of the most comprehensive selections of probe stations, consumables and accessories on the market, please see our website.           

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A State-of-the-art System Level Prober




Micromanipulator introduced our patented 2210-LS System Level Probe Station a few years ago, and we since then we have received all kinds of excellent feedback from customers.  The 2210-LS offers the world’s first true system level probe station with above and below ambient temperature capabilities.  

By expertly combining a traditional wafer probe to the device exercising capabilities of the application board, the 2210 assists with post tape-out product spins and offers extensive application coverage including basic DC, to E and K-Band analysis.  Features include a 30” x 36” optical vibration isolation table that accommodates application boards measuring approximately 26” square.  In addition there are two independent moveable stainless steel platens that can accommodate up to 10 individual probe positioners.  The platen movement allows for probe placement across the application board area.

The system level prober allows you to probe at the application board block or system level while exercising your chip in mission mode.  The prober can trace and analyze issues that manifest only in the actual end application environment including power issues, inter-block device interface and tolerance issues, and between-block issues such as mixed-signal interface related issues.  The 2210-LS also allows users to analyze race conditions and clocking domain.  Micromanipulator’s accessories expertly complement the system level prober and include removable ambient and thermal chucks for wafer level probing needs, stereo zoom and compound microscopes, shroud enclosure for light shielding and more. 

To allow customers to get to know our 2210-LS System Level Probe Station, we have a demonstration hub set up in partnership with TEC Associates in Fremont California.  Minutes from the San Jose International Airport and the Bay Area, the hub allows Micromanipulator customers to evaluate the performance and capabilities of our tools in a real world setting.  Please visit our website to learn more about our products and let us know if you would like to take advantage of our demo hub.  


At Micromanipulator we not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but remain the leading name in the field.  As such we reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semiconductor industry depends on.  Part of the company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to our customers’ satisfaction.  Contact us to learn more about our exceptional line of probe stations and accessories.         

Friday, June 22, 2018

Job Opportunity from a Leading Analytical Probing Manufacturer

Micromanipulator is seeking a talented individual to fill a Field Service Technician position.  The job calls for a highly motivated individual with a technical background who will perform field service work in the US as well as internationally.  The individual will travel 35-40 percent of the time installing and servicing Micromanipulator’s high precision mechanical motion ((manual and motorized / programmable drives) equipment.  Trips may be up to 2-weeks in duration both in the US and internationally. 

Primary duties include installing, calibrating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing our new and legacy manual and mechanical positioning and thermal chuck equipment and accessories. As a Micromanipulator Technician, you will help to develop training information and tools as well as train customers and field service representatives on using, maintaining and servicing our products.

The position also requires troubleshooting software problems with the assistance of our in-house software engineers.  Other job duties include assisting in product demonstrations, and when service work is slow, assisting our team in actual product builds. 

Qualifications for the Field Service Technician position include a minimum of an Associates’ degree in a technical discipline along with an understanding of electronics, mechanical assembly and software.  The right candidate must also possess good communication and customer relations skills as well as have the ability to coordination and complete tasks on time without direct supervision.  Micromanipulator also requires the individual to have or be able to acquire a passport, pass a drug test, and be able to rent a car. 

As an industry leader, Micromanipulator is a challenging and exciting work environment where employees have the opportunity to make a strong impact in the industry.  Furthermore the position offers a competitive benefits package along with a quarterly bonus program and more.  To read the entire job posting and details on how to submit your resume, please visit our LinkedIn site.  


Micromanipulator not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but we are the leading name in the field and reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semiconductor industry depends on. Our company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. You will find one of the most comprehensive ranges of probe stations on the market as well the consumables, accessories and on-site support you need.         

Friday, June 15, 2018

Live Outside of the US and Want to Buy Our Products?





Now with our ecommerce store, Micromanipulator’s worldwide customers can order the industry’s finest products easier and faster than ever.  In addition if you wish to purchase one of Micromanipulator’s quality probe stations and live outside the US, we have a network of professional sales representatives and engineers throughout Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. 

From our website’s “Support” tab, you will see Worldwide Locations that provide a list of contact information to buy or provide technical support for any of our Micromanipulator products.  If you are interested in our newest brand, the Mechatronics ACE, we have worldwide contact information for that too.  Mechatronics are preconfigured probe stations designed to provide economical value and efficient performance for basic probing applications and leverage essential Micromanipulator designs and expertise.

In terms of using our online store, we offer a range of products that include Mechatronics ACE probe stations, manipulators, probe holders, probe tips and patch cords.  The store even offers our popular 7B Series and 7G Series customizable probe tips.  You will also find Mechatronics Probe Tips ACE-PRB-TIP-B for our new brand online.  Furthermore if you are interested in the Mechatronics brand, and know which one you would like to buy, you can order one of the preconfigured stations or configure your own at our online store.   

When you visit our website, you will find all kinds of technical specifications and details regarding all of our products.  If you need help, want to talk to an engineer, or get a quote, we have those phone numbers available or online forms to contact us or to request a quote.  Micromanipulator always puts customer service first and our aim is to please.  Please let us know how we can help.  


Micromanipulator not only invented analytical probing in 1956 but we remain the leading name in the field.  As such we reliably deliver the tools and life cycle support the semiconductor industry depends on.  As part of the company’s philosophy and what drives our success is an unfaltering commitment to customers’ satisfaction.  Please contact us to find out more about our exceptional line of probe stations and accessories.