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Multitest's Mercury Contactor Best First Pass Yield
Mercury contactor.
Rosenheim, Germany — Multitest's Mercury contactor with Q-tip has successfully passed a two-month evaluation at a US-based IDM with test operations in Southeast Asia with excellent first-pass yield for more than 500k insertions.

Single point spring probes face limitations in terms of targeting a large enough area to ensure contact with the device under test (DUT) pads over the full temperature range of -55 to +150°C.

The triple edge tip geometry of the Q-tip design improves probe to DUT pad alignment targeting, especially over all ranges of temperature testing. Improved targeting means more reliable contact and higher first pass yields.

The Mercury Q-tip reportedly demonstrated superior performance during the tri-temp high-volume evaluation on a 0.4mm pitch QFN application.

Contact: Multitest Electronic Systems, Inc., 4444 Centerville Road, Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55127-3700 651-407-7777 fax: 651-407-7290 E-mail: Web:

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