FormFactor and Physik Instrumente (PI) Join in MeasureOne Partnership to Advance Silicon Photonics Test and Measurement Development

LIVERMORE, Calif. and KARLSRUHE, Germany, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM), a leading electrical test and measurement supplier to the semiconductor industry, and Physik Instrumente (PI), the market and technology leader for high-precision positioning technology and piezo applications, announced today the companies have joined in a MeasureOne partnership to accelerate development of silicon photonics test and measurement applications.  MeasureOne is a commitment between FormFactor and a select group of partners to deliver performance-validated, integrated solutions to address customers’ test and measurement applications.
FormFactor and PI’s relationship began five years ago to bring to the market a fully automated and reliable probing system to test silicon photonics devices in wafer and die form. Silicon photonics can enable the transfer of enormous amounts of data at high speeds using optical signals instead of electrical signals. The global silicon photonics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.7% between 2019 and 2027, according to Inkwood Research*.The collaboration has produced several industry-first capabilities and other milestones in the test and measurement of silicon photonics devices. Some of these include:*https://www.inkwoodresearch.com/global-silicon-photonics-market/About FormFactor
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM), is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle – from metrology and inspection, characterization, modeling, reliability, and design debug, to qualification and production test. Semiconductor companies rely upon FormFactor’s products and services to accelerate profitability by optimizing device performance and advancing yield knowledge. The Company serves customers through its network of facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.formfactor.com.
PI in Brief
PI (Physik Instrumente), headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany is the market and technology leader for high-precision positioning technology and piezo applications in the semiconductor industry, life sciences, photonics, and in industrial automation. In close cooperation with customers from all over the world and for 50 years now, PI’s specialists (approx. 1,300) have been pushing, again and again, the boundaries of what is technically possible and developing customized solutions from scratch. More than 350 granted and pending patents underline the company’s claim to innovation. PI has six production sites and 15 sales and service offices in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Investor Contact (FORM):
Stan Finkelstein
Investor Relations
(925) 290-4321
[email protected]
Trade Contact (FORM):
David Viera
Corporate Communications
(925) 290-4182
[email protected]
Contact (PI):
Markus Wiederspahn
Global Campaign Management / Marketing & Communications
+49 721 4846-1819
m.wieders[email protected]


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