Technoprobe was founded in 1996 by the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder:
Birth of Technoprobe
Technoprobe was founded in 1993 in the garage and attic of the Crippa’s family home in Merate (LC). It grew quickly and in no time at all made a name for itself as a company that designed and manufactured highly complex probe cards for the fast-growing microelectronics industry.
Technoprobe is officially founded near Milan, Italy in 1996.
Opening of first headquarters in Cernusco Lombardone
Technoprobe purchases its first building in Cernusco Lombardone (LC) and moves in with about 10 employees. The first nucleus of the company headquarters is created which gradually expands over the following years.
Delivery of the first Vertical Probe Head
Technoprobe produces its first Vertical Probe Head (PH), COBRA needle technology, with 960 needles and a minimum pitch of 240 µm.
Technoprobe’s first expansion outside of Italy is Technoprobe France based in Rousset (Provence, South of France).
As the Asia-Pacific area becomes increasingly strategic for the microelectronics industry, Technoprobe seizes the opportunity to establish a new production facility and service centre in Singapore. Technoprobe Singapore is Technoprobe’s second largest factory, employing 120 people at the end of 2019.
First probe card with VERTICAL MEMS technology ever sold on the market
In 2007, Technoprobe receives the “Most Innovative Technology” award at the Semiconductor Wafer Test Conference (SWTest) in San Diego (CA) for presenting a revolutionary manufacturing approach for the construction of probe heads, based on MEMS needles assembled in a vertical configuration.
Expansion into the United States, a primary market for technological research and development, marks a significant turning point in Technoprobe’s history. Technoprobe America is founded in San José, California, to serve the largest semiconductor industry based in the Silicon Valley.
Technoprobe starts its activities in the Philippines with an initial staff of 15 people which becomes more than 200 in the following years.
Beginning of Technoprobe Italy's expansion
Faced with growing market demand, Technoprobe starts the construction of a new factory which is completed in 2013. This new building adds more than 4,000 square metres to the production facility and office areas.
The search for new innovative solutions for the production of probe heads results in TPEG™ MEMS, Technoprobe’s proprietary product that will become the new industry standard for ultra-small probing wafers.
World's first manufacturer of System-On-Chip
Technoprobe becomes the world’s leading manufacturer of Probe Cards for so-called System-On-Chip devices and the third largest manufacturer of Probe Cards.
Technoprobe Korea is born: in addition to the production facility, the new location also provides technical support to Korean customers.
New factory for Technoprobe Italy
A new factory is built in Cernusco Lombardone. It stands next to the current building and adds 7,000 sqm to the production and office areas.
World's third largest manufacturer of probe cards
Technoprobe becomes the world’s third largest manufacturer of probe cards.
Technoprobe Japan is founded with a design and service center to serve the Japanese market.
Technoprobe acquires Microfabrica
Technoprobe acquires Microfabrica Inc., a leader in high-volume, micro-scale, additive manufacturing. Technoprobe plans to further invest in Microfabrica to help the company expand its capabilities and capture a large global market.
New Technoprobe repair centre in Taiwan
To further enhance its presence in Asia and the Pacific, Technoprobe opens a repair and assistance centre for Taiwanese customers.
Opening of the Chinese factory to provide support to the world’s largest market.
World's second largest manufacturer of probe cards
Technoprobe becomes the world’s second largest manufacturer of probe cards
A new 3500-sqm plant opens in Agrate Brianza to act as a research and development centre for Microfabrica technologies.
Awarded THE BEST Probe Card supplier in the world for 4 consecutive years
For the 4th consecutive year Technoprobe is awarded by its customers as the probe card supplier with the highest score in the VLSI Research Inc Customer Satisfaction Survey.
TPI 5 and the Technoprobe Covid-19 vaccination hub
A new large building is built in Cernusco Lombardone, TPI5.
Due to the pandemic emergency situation, Technoprobe decides to temporarily convert the space into a hub for mass vaccination against Covid-19 in collaboration with ASST Lecco. It is the first company in Italy to open a vaccination hub for everyone inside its premises.
A space of 4300 square metres in which 160,000 doses of vaccine are administered to the local population over the course of six months.