FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Appointed Exclusive ERS America LLC Rep in the Pacific NW

for Wafer Level Heating and Cooling Chuck Systems


Tigard, OR – September 1, 2012 – (, one of the longest running companies dedicated to the refurbishment and resale of wafer probers and wafer prober lines, has entered a multi-year cooperative agreement with ERS America LLC ( ) as exclusive representative of their wafer level heating and cooling chuck systems in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, CA, Idaho and Utah.


Since producing the first thermal chuck for wafer test in 1970, ERS America LLC has remained at the forefront in developing innovative and reliable wafer level heating and cooling chuck systems in the semiconductor testing area.  Over the past 20 years, a key component of ERS’ success was the development of a sophisticated thermal product line exclusively cooled with air.  The use of air only cooling increases the reliability and productivity in the testing process. Products such as the ERS AirCool® and the ERS AirCool® plus are now famous in the industry for their innovative solutions and, above all, for reliability in the field.  The newest product the AC3 takes these innovations to the next level.


For nearly ten years, has integrated ERS systems in probers, providing a cost effective way to add capacity by adding fully refurbished tools to the test floor at a fraction of the cost of new tools.  The company also offers spare parts for probers and integrates OCR solutions.


“For a number of years now, we’ve integrated ERS equipment into our refurbished probers and believe in the quality and reliability of the ERS thermal chuck systems,” notes Dennis Bonciolini, President of  “Our representation of their products throughout the Pacific Northwest expands our product offering to both new companies and our long-time loyal customers.”


An approved integrator of ERS Hot and Cold Chuck systems and Cognex OCR systems, can integrate required systems on used probers or provide complete turn-key solutions.  Serving the global semiconductor industry for nearly 20 years, the Pacific Northwest company also refurbishes TSK/Accretech and electroglas wafer probers.  For more information, please refer to the web site at or contact Jacqueline Bonciolini at 503-822-5182 or

About ERS America LLC

With US headquarters in North Carolina, ERS America LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of ERS Electronics GmbH which is a German development company with a large production capability for true high-volume delivery performance.  The heart of the ERS technology is thermal wafer test technology provided in a reliable product that not only meets the customer requirements but does so with a benchmark development.  For more information, refer to the web site at or contact Harald Ibele at 704-753-5131 or

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