MPI America Inc. Agrees to Acquire Celadon Systems Inc.

San Jose, CA August 26th, 2021 – MPI America Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of MPI Corporation Taiwan, and recognized globally as a leader in semiconductor test, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celadon Systems Inc, the market leader in ultra-high performance semiconductor test probe cards. The purchase of Celadon Systems will advance MPI’s presence in the wafer test marketplace and is a continuation of demonstrated market leadership in developing numerous innovations while serving customers in all aspects of the semiconductor wafer test market. The acquisition is expected to be completed early September, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

“We have recognized the work of the Celadon team over many years now,” says Rob Carter, President of MPI America Inc., “and are honored to include their prowess to the MPI offering. With the cross-pollination of technologies and talent, we are providing an even higher level of value to our combined clientele. Together, we are focused on market needs with the products and services that make our customers even more competitive.”

“After years of successfully partnering to find solutions to our customers’ most demanding challenges, the Celadon Team is excited to now join the highly respected industry leader, MPI Corporation family and more specifically MPI America, Inc.”, says Karen Armendariz, President and CEO of Celadon Systems, “There is a natural fit and synergy between our organizations, from our core competence to our product catalogs. Both companies are dedicated to serving our customers and together we will bring forward the complete solution our customers have always desired.”

As the founders and owners, Bryan and Valerie Root added “We wanted to find a buyer that would complement Celadon’s admired company culture and customer focused values as well as build on its’ successful growth. Knowing the folks at MPI for as many years as we have, it is an easy fit as we transition to our next phase in life.”

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light
Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base. For more information please visit: www.mpi-corporation.com

About Celadon Systems Inc.

Celadon Systems, Inc., The Home of Peace of Mind Probing, was founded 1997 by Bryan and Valerie Root and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota. Celadon Systems is focused on the design and manufacturing of advanced probe card solutions and high-performance cables. Celadon Systems is a global leader in parametric test, wafer level reliability, modeling, characterization, cryogenic applications, and high-power probe cards for the semiconductor industry. As an industry leading, on-wafer probing solutions provider, Celadon’s reputation for delivering ultra-high performance probe cards that thrive in extreme temperatures is unparalleled. Celadon seeks to enrich the lives of our customers, employees, and community partners by offering a challenging, inspiring, and empowering environment that drives strong
and profitable growth. For more information, please visit:
www.celadonsystems.com

Contact:
Rob Carter
Karen Armendariz

MPI at Productronica with Semicon Europa 2017 – Event Highlights

MPI at Productronica with Semicon Europa 2017 – Event Highlights

Munich, Germany, Nov. 17th, 2017 – MPI Corporation, the global technology leader in test and measurement markets for various applications, attended this year’s Semicon Europa. Strategically staged alongside Productronica, this year’s Semicon Europa has become the largest and most advanced Microelectronics event in Europe.

 


“Semicon Europa is the largest platform for exchanging the latest ideas on semiconductor manufacturing in Europe and has drawn tens of thousands of attendances worldwide. MPI’s presence at the show enabled precision engagement with the market on the latest product innovations.” Says Meiling Wu, Corporate Marcom, MPI Corporation. “Products were very well received during the event proving the MPI now has the world’s leading and most economically viable solutions. This high degree of success would not have been possible without the excellent partnership and support from both HTT Group (www.httgroup.eu) and ATV Systems (www.atv-systems.de). Working together with both of these World Class organizations, it is easy to see a long and prosperous future.”

At Semicon Europa, MPI demonstrated its technological strength by sharing first-hand product developments, including the advanced cantilever/vertical probe card technologies, unparalleled characterization and modeling offerings, ultra-low noise probe systems, ThermalAir stream systems, LED, Micro LED, Optical and Communications wafer probers perfectly suited for many engineering and production applications.

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross- pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

For more information please visit: mpi-corporation.com

Press Contact:

Lila Lee
Marketing Communications
Photonics Automation Division
MPI Corporation
Lila.lee@mpi.com.tw

MPI Corporation’s collaboration with htt Group

Taiwan, May 11th, 2017 – MPI Corporation is proud to announce a formal agreement with htt Group for the distribution of MPI’s Probe Card Division products throughout Europe. This agreement includes the installation of equipment, training and personnel for the repair support of MPI’s probe card product lines at htt’s facility in Dresden, Germany.

htt Group’s professional knowledge and support structure is a perfect fit for MPI’s international expansion.” Says, Scott Kuo, President MPI Corporation, Taiwan. “Having their own cantilever product line and repair facility aligns perfectly with MPI’s customer requirements within the European arena.”

“htt’s alliance with MPI’s Thermal division has proven very successful for both organizations and it is an honor to now represent MPI’s Probe Card division.” Says Eberhard Siml, President, htt Group Germany. “This symbiotic relationship is exactly what the European test and measurement customers have been asking for.”

MPI’s probe card technologies include Cantilever, Vertical and MEMs products in markets such as LCD Drivers, Logic IC’s and Parametric Test. To achieve the semiconductor chip manufacture time-to-market (TTM) and cost of test (COT) demands, MPI’s experienced team members are collaborating with global project members for early customized engagement on printed circuit boards (PCB), space transformers (ST) and substrate (SB) designs.

About MPI Corporation

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MPI Corporation is a global technology leader in Semiconductor, Light Emitting Diode (LED), Photo Detectors, Lasers, Materials Research, Aerospace, Automotive, Fiber Optic, Electronic Components and more. MPI’s four main business sectors include Probe Card, Photonics Automation, Advanced Semiconductor Test and Thermal Divisions. MPI products range from various advanced probe card technologies, probers, testers, material handlers, inspection and thermal air systems. Many of these products are accompanied by state-of-the-art Calibration and Test & Measurement software suites. The diversification of product portfolio and industries allows a healthy environment for employee growth and retention. Cross pollination of product technologies allows each new innovation to provide differentiation in areas that are meaningful to our precious customer base.

About htt Group

For more than 25 years the htt Group has been representing well-known leading manufacturers of systems and consumables for the Semiconductor Industry, tools for Wafer Fab, Probing, Test, Assembly and Backend. By delivering outstanding products and services fast to the market, htt Group enables Tomorrow’s Technologies Today. htt Group also offers Service, Maintenance, Application & CE-EMC conformity in its Service Division and worldwide ‘made in Germany’ OCR Wafer ID Readers in its Wafer Reader Division for single Wafer trucking. In addition to sales, maintenance and service based at the company headquarter in Munich, the htt Group also has its own probe card production facility in Dresden for Cantilever and Blade type Probe Cards.

For more information please visit:

mpi-corporation.com
or
httgroup.eu

Respective Contacts:
Siml, Julia jsiml-frantz@httgroup.eu

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