Everywhere…is where we are, wherever there is a chip, from your mobile to your car, from the tablet you always use to the credit card you used to buy last present, it is probable that Technoprobe took part to the testing of that chip and so the realization of it.
Technoprobe is actually a leader company for the microelectronics industry, specialized in design and manufacturing of Probe Card. Probe cards are complex systems at high technology necessary to test chips of the greater semiconductor producers in the world. Therefore, we are an essential cog in this wonderful industrial field that keeps changing and improving the everyday life of everyone.
It was 1993 when Technoprobe was born in the garage of a small house nearby Milan, in Italy.
At the time the mission looked like unbearable and the Probe Cards market was something not well-defined yet , no money to invest but a lot of ideas and such a willingness to invent and to realize things.
Over the years, highly motivated and keen people joined the team and have contributed to the business growth so far as to become a multinational company.
Today, there are more than 700 of us with sites in Europe, America, and Asia
We raised but we haven’t lost the enthusiasm and hunger to create more and more innovative solutions for our customers. In fact, we believe in it:
We believe that the desire to invent and the courage to dare are the main features of our field. Our people do have these characteristics, they know how to listen to the customers with the ambition to provide them with the better solution ever, they are keen to have new ideas and are able to translate them in prototypes and eventually to transform prototypes into winning products.
Owing to that, in 2017 we were the third manufacturer of Probe Cards ever, our turnover achieved and passed the threshold of 180 M$
This economic results allow us to keep looking at the future and its challenges with growing ambition and willingness, prompt to invest and innovate in order to support our customers during their growth.
Technoprobe began in 1993 in a small garage. It quickly evolves into a notable company that designs and manufactures probe cards at high complexity for the growing microelectronic market. Technoprobe is officially established in Italy, near Milan.
Technoprobe achieves its first Vertical Probe Head (PH), COBRA needle technology, 960 needles, minimum pitch 240 µm.
The first expansion of Technoprobe outside of Italy is Technoprobe France located in Rousset (Provence, South France).
As the Asia Pacific region becomes more and more strategic for the microelectronic industry, Technoprobe takes the opportunity to establish a new manufacturing facility and service center in Singapore.
Technoprobe Singapore is the second largest Technoprobe site with 120 employees at the end of 2019.
Technoprobe is awarded for “Most Innovative Technology” at Semiconductor Wafer Test Conference(SWTest) in San Diego (CA) in 2007 for presenting a revolutionary manufacturing approach for PH construction, based on MEMS needles assembled in a vertical configuration.
This is a signifcant year in Technoprobe history because of its expansion into the United States, the primary market for technological research and development. Technoprobe America is established in San José, California, to serve the largest semiconductor sector based in Silicon Valley.
Technoprobe and MS SUN create a partnership to promote and distribute Tecnhoprobe’s products in the fastest-growing market for semiconductors and to provide customers with local assistance and service in Taiwan.
In the Philippines, Technoprobe begins its activities with a staff of 15 people and grows to 90 people at the end of 2015.
Faced with the growing demand of the market, Technoprobe starts a new fab building which completes in 2013. This adds more than 4.000 sqm to the production plant and office areas.
The development of the manufacturing approach for PH construction leads to a proprietary solution, TPEG™ MEMS, that will become the new industry standard for probing wafers at the ultra-small pitch.
Technoprobe becomes the primary worldwide Probe Card producer for the so-called System-On-Chip devices and the third-largest producer of Probe Cards. Technoprobe reaches a 100 M $ revenue milestone.
Technoprobe Korea is established as a manufacturing facility and service center to provide customers with local assistance and service in Korea.
Technoprobe celebrates its 20th anniversary. An incredible history of innovation, technology milestones, and commitment to the customers are the key factors leading to this important anniversary.
The new plant is located aside the current building and adds 7.000 sqm to production and office areas. Technoprobe invested 30+ M$ to increase capacity and product expansion.
Numerous customers, partners, and stakeholders took part in the inauguration of the new Headquarters. The Grand Opening event combined with the User Group Conference was an incredible success. It was an exciting opportunity for netwroking and showcasing the Technoprobe Headquarters.
Technoprobe becomes the 3rd largest probe card manufacturer worldwide with an annual revenue of 180 M$.
Thanks to TPEGTM MEMS portfolio expansion, Technoprobe surpasses the 200 M$ mark with 230 M$ revenue.
Technoprobe acquires Microfabrica Inc., a leader in high volume production, microscale additive manufacturing. Technoprobe plans to further invest in Microfabrica to help the company expand its capabilities and achieve its global market potential.
To further improve Technoprobe’s presence in Asia Pacific, Technoprobe inaugurates a repair center to serve the Taiwan market.
Technoprobe Japan is established to serve the Japan market as design and service center.
Technoprobe inaugurates its China Center to service the world’s biggest market by providing local support.
Technoprobe jumps to #2 worldwide probe card manufacturer with an annual revenue of 264M$ and more than 1.000 employees.