3M Announces Agreement with Antares Advanced Test Technologies
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3M Company / Electronic Products Division
6801 River Place Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78769
Press release date: September 21, 2007
AUSTIN, TX - 3M's Electronic Solutions Division and Antares Advanced Test Technologies have signed a global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Antares will be authorized to sell 3M Textool branded BGA Test and Burn-In Sockets outside of Japan.
This agreement creates the opportunity to aggressively grow Textool BGA socket sales outside of Japan by leveraging the considerable sales and technical service capabilities of Antares," said Frank Little, 3M Electronic Solutions Division vice president.
"Antares' unparalleled footprint, engineering and service organizations allow us to work with customers to develop custom solutions for semiconductor test rather than simply selling a catalog item," said Matt Bergeron, CEO of Antares Advanced Test Technologies. "The 3M product line gives us another set of quality tools to address customer needs, either as a stand alone solution or paired with some of our other technologies like thermal products. 3M has been very cooperative in granting us the flexibility to quickly deliver custom solutions that previously would have been impossible."
3M Electronics is a leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electronics market. 3M's wide array of advanced technologies enables the company to design specialized products intended to help electronics manufacturers improve quality, reduce costs and lower emissions.
The company's products help its customers connect, clean, polish, adhere, protect, transport and finish their products. 3M serves customers in numerous market segments, including semiconductor; OEM electronics; computers and peripherals; mobile and hand-held, as well as consumer, aerospace, military, automotive and medical markets.
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About Antares Advanced Test Technologies
Antares Advanced Test Technologies is reducing the cost of semiconductor test, with concentration on high-sensitivity areas like yield and integration of test disciplines, by focusing on customer support, delivering innovative technologies and offering a single point of contact for semiconductor test cell requirements including burn-in, ATE consumables and thermal management solutions. Antares is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has design, development and manufacturing locations in Suzhou, China; Yokohama, Japan; Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona; Milpitas and Santa Clara, California; Aman, Jordan. For more information on Antares, visit antares-att.com.
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