New Product - A Family of Programmable Micropositioners

August 31, 2021

SemiProbe today announced a new family of programmable micropositioners that can be used on any probe system.

Historically the programmable manipulator could only be used with a specific model of probe system that required the integration into their software and control electronics. The SemiProbe programmable micropositioners can be used on any probe system – manual, semiautomatic, or fully automatic or on anything requiring precise or remote X, Y, and Z movement.

wafer probe programmable micropositionerProgrammable Wafer Prober Micropositioner Fits Any Prober System


“We introducing the product to address applications that required “hands-off” probing and did not require the user to exclusively use them on probe stations we manufactured ”, says Denis Place, Founder, VP of Sales at SemiProbe. “It made sense for us to expand our family of industry-proven manual micropositioners to provide the customer with programmable versions that work on any probe system”

Features and benefits of the programmable micropositioners include:

  • An all-inclusive kit that includes the programmable manipulator, a joystick, a controller, and cables. Controllers are available in 4 and 8 manipulator versions. 
  • Can be controlled locally via the joystick or remotely via remote commands
  • Small footprint – up to 8 programmable micropositioners (MA-9000 PM or MA-9100 PM) can be used on the SemiProbe PS4L probe stations – open-air, chambered, and in vacuum
  • Can be used for many applications – semiconductor, biological, medical, etc. – in research to production 

The programmable micropositioners (MA-9000, MA-9100 and MA-8500) are available to purchase now!

For more information on our programmable manipulator family please contact us at

About SemiProbe: SemiProbe continues to expand our patented Probe System for Life (PS4L) family of probe systems, modules, and accessories. The PS4L probe system is the most modular in the world and is designed to reduce the cost of capital equipment and provide a perpetual field upgrade to address new applications and requirements. 

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Author: Denis Place

Denis Place is one of the founders of SemiProbe and has more than 35 years of experience working in the international semiconductor industry. He has degrees in electrical engineering and business management. Place is in a unique position, because he personally used and worked with probing systems for many years before starting his own semiconductor probing company.
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