Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Acquisition of Complementary Technology Strengthens WinWay Product Portfolio and Expands Total Available Market for Semiconductor Test Products

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN -- (Marketwired) -- WinWay Technology Co., Ltd., a global supplier of high performance IC (integrated circuit) sockets, test interfaces and semiconductor test services, has acquired the SaberProbe-based vertical probe card assets and related intellectual property of Wentworth Laboratories, Inc. ("Wentworth"), which is headquartered in Brookfield, CT, USA. An early test industry pioneer, Wentworth is a global supplier of probe cards and wafer probing products for the semiconductor test industry. The acquisition of Wentworth SaberProbe-based vertical probe card products immediately and substantially increases WinWay Technology's total available market, and is expected to assist in the penetration of vertical probe card markets while providing additional scope and performance advantages for existing product lines.

The acquisition includes all patents and trademarks associated with Wentworth Verimax(tm), Accumax®, and Micromax® vertical probe card products. At the core of Wentworth's vertical probe card technology and central to this acquisition is the proprietary SaberProbe, a photo mask-defined, chemically etched probe that enables its vertical probe cards to deliver robust overall electrical performance with longevity. WinWay Technology and Wentworth customers are poised to benefit from both company's well established global service and support and continuing commitment to quality SaberProbe-based vertical probe card manufacture.

Mark Wang, WinWay Technology Founder and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Wentworth is a globally known supplier of advanced probing products with a proven vertical probe card platform. This acquisition furthers our goal of expanding our total available market and increasing our customer base." Mr. Wang added, "SaberProbe-based vertical probe card technology complements WinWay Technology's socket products as well, and this is only one area where we anticipate cost, efficiency and performance advantages to be realized as a result."

"Wentworth's patented SaberProbe-based vertical technology has been production proven in many extreme test environments," said Stephen Evans, Wentworth Laboratories Chief Executive Officer. "SaberProbe-based vertical probe cards were engineered to meet our customers' most complex technical challenges." Mr. Evans continued, "There is exceptional synergy between Wentworth Verimax products in particular and the strategic vision and capabilities of WinWay. This transaction benefits all stakeholders of Wentworth Laboratories and WinWay Technology, including our dedicated employees and our valued customers."

About Wentworth Laboratories, Inc.

Wentworth Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, CT, USA with a global network of offices and distribution, has for nearly five decades utilized its extensive IP to play a pivotal role in the conception and development of cost effective, technology-forward solutions for semiconductor device test. Wentworth offers vertical probe card technology, innovative cantilever probe card solutions, custom probe card design and an expansive selection of automatic, semi-automatic and manual wafer probing platforms and accessories for numerous applications. For more information visit www.wentworthlabs.com.

About WinWay Technology, Co., Ltd.

WinWay Technology, Co., Ltd., established in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in April, 2001, a global supplier of high performance IC sockets, test interfaces and semiconductor test services, is committed to providing the most competitive price, highest quality, best custom design, shortest lead time and most professional service for our global customers. Our advanced, leading-edge technology enables our customers to achieve greater manufacturing efficiency and productivity by improving their product quality, yield and cost-effectiveness in the semiconductor, opto-electronic, and IT industries. WinWay Technology offers a range of products and services including: high performance test sockets, contact element (spring probe/PCR/W-pin), handler changeover kit, CMOS/RF/Memory module test socket, high performance heat sink/manual lid, ATC (active thermal controller), direct docking probe card and ATE (automated test equipment) load board, among others and most capable test program development and verification service. For more information visit www.winwayglobal.com.

Verimax is a trademark, and Accumax and Micromax are registered trademarks of WinWay Technology Co., Ltd.

Contact Information:
Mr. Tracy Brooks
WinWay USA, Inc.

[email protected]


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