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Durable Solutions for Semiconductor Test Sockets and Handlers

From wear and tear to rigidity challenges, test sockets and handlers must be able to endure the harsh conditions associated with semiconductor testing environments. Syensqo offers a variety of specialty polymers with optimal durability and performance properties for test handlers and test sockets to enable the production of higher-performing, more reliable semiconductors.

 

Test Sockets

A test socket’s components are commonly exposed to extremely harsh operating procedures. Materials for test sockets must offer good design freedom and also be able to withstand extreme temperatures and aggressive environments. Veradel® PESU provides substantial resistance to heat so test sockets maintain high performance under continuous exposure to thermally demanding conditions. KetaSpire® PEEK, Torlon® PAI, KetaSpire XT ® PEEK  can help customers to make test sockets for high end applications at high temperature environments  which have more than 2,000 pin counts and less than 0.4um pitch with high machinability.

 

Test Handler 

Test handlers consume considerable power during the semiconductor testing phase. Since they are responsible for electric conductivity, test handlers require materials with good electrical performance and excellent stability. Udel® PSU and Veradel® PESU are optimal for test handlers because of their high heat resistance, stability and combustion resistance.