DCG Systems acquires Thermosensorik, accesses new customer sectors

DCG acquired Thermosensorik GmbH, a leading provider of infrared non-destructive testing (IR NDT) products for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and weld inspection markets.

June 29, 2011 – Marketwire — DCG acquired Thermosensorik GmbH, a leading provider of infrared non-destructive testing (IR NDT) products for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and weld inspection markets. The acquisition brings DCG into markets adjacent to the company’s core semiconductor inspection base, said Dr. Israel Niv, president and CEO of DCG.

Thermosensorik, which was spun out of Erlangen-Nuremberg University (Germany) in 1998, will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DCG Systems Inc.

Since October 2009, DCG has maintained an exclusive agreement with Thermosensorik to develop and market its ELITE system, which is based on Thermosensorik’s sensitive infrared cameras and real-time lock-in thermography technology. The ELITE system is optimized for defect localization in semiconductor devices and nondestructively identifies defects in stacked-die packages.

Thermosensorik produces a line of high-performance infrared cameras for SWIR, MWIR, LWIR, dual-color, dual-band, and broadband applications, and makes focal-plane-array infrared cameras for civil applications in research and industry. The company also pioneered the development of imaging heat flow analysis for non-destructive material and component testing.

DCG Systems Inc. provides semiconductor debug and characterization tools for the semiconductor industry. DCG Systems comprises the former Schlumberger/NPTest Probe Systems division, Optonics Inc., Hypervision Inc., and Zyvex Instruments LLC, with an installed base of over 950 systems worldwide. For more information, please visit www.dcgsystems.com.

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