Increase PCB lifetime 'by up to 100 per cent'

Paul Boughton
Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that its proprietary DuraPad surface has been proven to significantly reduce the effects of pad wear caused by pogo pin style contactors.   

Specifically, fine-pitch boards of 0.5mm or below and boards for resistance sensitive testing are particularly vulnerable to pad wear. DuraPad™ brings substantial cost of test savings to high-volume production sites of array packages and WLSCPs.   

Multitest has performed extensive pad wear analyses to understand the actual issues with established surface coatings and to be able to provide the DuraPad solution.

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