BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 30, 2014 – Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the test handler assets of Aetrium, Inc. Aetrium’s products and served markets are complementary to BSE’s current automated test equipment (ATE) product lines, as gravity test handlers are used in conjunction with a significant percentage of all semiconductor ATE systems.
“Handlers are an ideal complement to our tester business,” stated Bryan Banish, President and CEO, Boston Semi Equipment. “Aetrium has been gaining momentum in the marketplace with its wide range of applications, willingness to engineer products to meet unique customer requirements and competitive pricing. Our knowledge of test technology combined with the test handler solutions of Aetrium is a competitive advantage for BSE and offers a clear benefit to our customers.”
Aetrium’s high performance, competitively priced gravity test handlers are an excellent fit to BSE’s business model of achieving industry-required performance at an exceptional value. BSE will continue to use the Aetrium name and operate out of the existing North St Paul, Minn. location. Boston Semi Equipment currently has operations in Burlington, Mass., Tempe, Ariz., the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, providing products and services for both front and back end semiconductor processes.
About Boston Semi Equipment
Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE) is a semiconductor equipment company that has established a reputation as a reliable source for affordable fab tools, back end test equipment and service solutions for semiconductor manufacturers and OSATs worldwide. The company maintains an inventory of current generation and legacy equipment that BSE’s engineers can configure to customer specifications. BSE simplifies the equipment acquisition process with a broad range of financing solutions that facilitate the lease, rental or purchase of semiconductor equipment. This innovative business strategy lowers equipment costs and gives BSE’s customers flexibility with their production capacity to easily respond to changing business conditions.# # #