Probe 2000 and BEST Electronics Open Probe Card Operations in the Philippines

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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

Of particular interest to analog and mixed signal fabless companies, P2KP can provide a fully integrated one-stop test service from probe card, to test program development & conversion, to wafer back lapping and sorting (at three temperatures), sawing, chip scale packaging, assembly, electrical test, tape & reel and drop shipment to an end customer .

The key benefits to integrating the P2KP operation within BEST Electronics’ factory are:

•Access to Probe 2000’s advanced probe card technology

•Faster release and time to market in Asia

•Shorter cycle times and lower cost of wafer test

•Improved yield at wafer sort

•Comprehensive and fast data analysis, including wafer maps and histograms, using MS ACCESS data base

About Probe 2000

Probe 2000, head quarters in San Jose, California is an innovative company that specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-performance epoxy probe cards and related accessories. Founded in 1997, Probe 2000 is fast becoming a major supplier of probe cards to the semiconductor industry. For more information please visit

About U.S. Export Authority and BEST Electronics & Components Company, Inc

Established in 1992, BEST Electronics & Components Company, Inc. offers total parametric and functional test solutions for analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. BEST Electronics is specifically configured for low cost, high volume, wafer-sort, chip-scale packaging, tape & reel, and final electrical testing of both packaged and die-level semiconductor devices. These services allow customers to have additional capital available for the design of new products or as reserve. For more information please visit


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