Giuseppe Crippa

Our history

Technoprobe was founded in 1995 by the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder:
Giuseppe Crippa

Main milestones

1995
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 1995.

1997
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.

2000
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.

2001
Technoprobe France

Technoprobe’s first expansion outside of Italy is Technoprobe France based in Rousset (Provence, South of France).

2004
Technoprobe Singapore

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.

2007
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.

2008
Technoprobe America

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.

2009
Partnership between Technoprobe and MS SUN

Technoprobe and MS SUN partner to promote and distribute Technoprobe’s products in the fast-growing semiconductor market and to provide customers with local support and assistance in Taiwan.

2010
Technoprobe Philippines

Technoprobe starts its activities in the Philippines with an initial staff of 15 people which becomes more than 200 in the following years.

2011
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.

2011
TPEG™ MEMS

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.

2014
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.

2015
Technoprobe Korea

Technoprobe Korea is born: in addition to the production facility, the new location also provides technical support to Korean customers.

2015
Happy Anniversary, Technoprobe!

Technoprobe celebrates its 20th anniversary. Incredible innovation, technological achievements and commitment to customers have always been the key factors that have led the company to reach this important milestone.

2017
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.

2017
Grand opening

Numerous customers, partners and stakeholders attended the official opening of the new headquarters, organised in conjunction with the User Group Conference.

2017
World's third largest manufacturer of probe cards

Technoprobe becomes the world’s third largest manufacturer of probe cards.

2019
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.

2019
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.

2019
Technoprobe Japan

Technoprobe Japan is founded with a design and service centre to serve the Japanese market.

2019
Technoprobe China

Opening of the Chinese factory to provide support to the world’s largest market.

2019
World's second largest manufacturer of probe cards

Technoprobe becomes the world’s second largest manufacturer of probe cards

2021
TPI Agrate

A new 3500-sqm plant opens in Agrate Brianza to act as a research and development centre for Microfabrica technologies.

2021
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.

2021
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.

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