Harrow, UK, Wednesday, 5 October 2016: - The ongoing progression of semiconductor technology is resulting in more sophisticated devices with higher degrees of integrated functionality. As a consequence there are a multitude of different parameters that now need to be tested, with every stage in the overall development and production process requiring the use of distinct pieces of instrumentation. This has serious implications when looking to source these items in a convenient, cost effective and risk-free manner. In response to these dynamics, Microlease has just introduced its Semiconductor Tool Box. This highly versatile, multifaceted test solution allows semiconductor manufacturers, foundries and design houses to deal with all aspects of test and validation activity - from initial research and development, through to design test, prototype test and finally production test. Customers can choose a sourcing package that best suits their needs, comprising hardware, software and probing elements. This may be for short term rental, longer term leasing, or the acquisition of new or used equipment. Rented items can easily be upgraded or swapped with other pieces of equipment should the required test framework change at any point. Here are some of the aspects covered by the Semiconductor Tool Box now available from Microlease:
“With annual IC shipments closing in on the 1 billion mark, smaller architectures being utilised and new processes emerging, such as GaN and SiC, plus greater proliferation of MEMS devices, the semiconductor business is setting more exacting test demands than ever before,” states George Acris, Marketing Director, Microlease. “Through the strength and depth of Microlease’s inventory, backed by our expert application support, test professionals are presented with almost limitless scope when it comes to accessing the advanced test technology they need in the most economical and flexible way possible. Furthermore, this can be achieved without having to be concerned about prolonged lead times, equipment obsolescence, or hidden costs due to maintenance or calibration.”
Microlease is the market leader in electronic test equipment, offering a range of solutions to help organisations globally use test equipment efficiently. Its services help minimise the costs of acquiring test equipment, optimise its use and maximise return at end of life without stretching capital expenditure, and include rental, leasing, sale of new and used equipment and buy-back as well as full asset management. Microlease supports its global customer base with over 57,000 test equipment assets worth over $430 million. A team of 350 specialists serves Microlease customers in over 150 countries from offices across Europe, the US and Asia. Microlease currently provides equipment from leading manufacturers, including Anritsu, Keithley, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix and Viavi. Founded in 1979, Microlease is the number one test and measurement rental company in Europe. It is Keysight’s Authorised Technology Partner (ATP) for the UK, Ireland, and Italy, Authorised Premium Distributor for the UK and Italy, as well as a Premier Rental Partner (PRP) for Europe, USA and Asia. Microlease is an Authorised Rental Partner for Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix and Viavi. The Microlease group includes Livingston. Microlease was awarded the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Global Company of the Year Award in Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services by leading research organization Frost & Sullivan.
For more information, visit www.microlease.com.
Contact: George Acris, Microlease plc, Unit 1, Waverley Industrial Park, Hailsham Drive, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 4TR, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 20 84 200 200 Media Contact: Peter van der Sluijs Neesham PR Tel: 01296 628180 Email: email@example.com