Probe 2000 and BEST Electronics open probe card operations in the Philippines
Jun 13, 2006
P2KP's new Asia in-house probe card repair and assembly operations will offer Probe 2000's advanced probe card technology and BEST Electronics' efficient and low cost manufacturing operations.
Probe 2000, Inc. and BEST Electronics & Components Company, Inc. have signed a joint venture agreement to set up a new probe card repair and manufacturing operation in BEST Electronics' semiconductor test factory in the Philippines. The new venture will be called P2KP. The test and wafer handling operations are maintained to high clean room standards with ISO 9001 certification and TS 16949 certification in process, located within the BEST Electronics 72,000 sq foot facility at Baes Avenue, Barangay San Martin de Porres, Paranaque City, 1700 Philippines. This arrangement will offer customers in USA lower probe card costs conforming to Probe 2000's process control, and customers in Asia shorter probe card repair times and improved wafer test cycle times.
"Together, we offer our customers the advantages of world class probe card technology, low manufacturing costs and a fast-response probe card repair capability based in the Philippines ." says Peter Hancock Chief Operating Officer for both BEST Electronics & Components Company