SINGAPORE----Today, SUSS MicroTec AG (FWB:SMH)(GER:SMH), a leading supplier of precision production and test equipment for the semiconductor industry, officially opened its Application & Measurement Center in Singapore. The new facility houses state-of-the-art test equipment and will provide unique application support for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

“This is the first facility in Asia that is dedicated to supporting our semiconductor probe system business. It is a milestone for the Test Systems Division and is an important investment for the SUSS Group,” said Dr. Stefan Schneidewind, CEO of SUSS MicroTec. “The Test Systems Division is a key part of SUSS’ business, and the establishment of this facility in Singapore is part of our growth strategy in the semiconductor test marketplace.”

"SUSS MicroTec has proven itself to be a leading German company with niche capabilities in the production and testing of semiconductors,” stated Mr. Chang Chin Nam, Director for Precision Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board. “Their presence here will definitely boost Singapore's plans to further nurture our semiconductor and precision engineering industries."

Consumers constantly demand better performance and more functionality from their electronics. As a result, semiconductor manufacturers need a quick and accurate feedback loop during the design and development process in order to ensure that new technologies will meet the end-users’ needs. This feedback is provided in the form of accurate measurements of important device parameters, which are measured on devices such as MOSFET, CMOS, radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and optosemiconductor devices like high-brightness LEDs and imaging sensors. Such measurements require the combination of wafer-level probing equipment with measurement instruments and software from various suppliers.

The Application & Measurement Center’s role in Asia is to help ensure customer success in the deployment of sophisticated semiconductor characterization systems. The Singapore facility demonstrates SUSS MicroTec’s superior capabilities in combining the various components needed for accurate characterization and modeling. The result is an integrated solution that enables highly accurate semiconductor measurements of I-V, C-V, noise and scattering (s-) parameters. This also means quicker application support for customers, which helps improve their measurement accuracy and the return on their investments.

“SUSS is committed to delivering best-in-class semiconductor probing technologies. Our solutions seamlessly integrate with leading test equipment providers and characterization software, providing a reliable platform on which accurate measurements can take place,” said Dr. Claus Dietrich, Managing Director of the Test Systems Division. “We chose to invest in Singapore because of the high quality of the infrastructure and the highly skilled people that live and work here. This is especially important to us as the Center also serves as an important link to our product development team, bringing our organization even closer to our customers’ needs.”

About SUSS MicroTec

SUSS MicroTec is a leading supplier of production, process and test technology for the semiconductor industry. SUSS maintains its leadership position with over 7,000 systems installed worldwide. SUSS products include coating developing systems, 1X full-field lithography (1XFFL) systems, substrate bonders, flip-chip bonders and probe systems. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, SUSS has 5 international manufacturing sites and provides support from sales and service centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Japan. For more information about SUSS MicroTec, please visit www.suss.com.

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