Silicon Turnkey Solutions Makes Strategic Investment in MuAnalysis

Partnership provides seamless analytical solutions to the semiconductor industry

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct 5, 2011 – Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Inc. (STS), a leading provider of engineered semiconductor test and qualification solutions and services, today announced a strategic investment in MuAnalysis Inc.. MuAnalysis is a recognized supplier of analytical and reliability services to the microelectronics and photonics industries.  MuAnalysis’ technology and expertise will effectively enhance the available depth and breadth of STS’ qualification capabilities by adding world class failure analysis and deconstructive analysis services.  MuAnalysis becomes an affiliated company of STS. The two companies will jointly market their synergistic capabilities worldwide.  Specific terms of the deal were not released.

“Our investment in MuAnalysis further enhances STS’ position as a single source enabler for high-tech companies that require a broad range of engineering disciplines, which can be rapidly deployed to minimize risk, optimize costs and ensure their new product launch and volume production targets,” stated Zef Malik, President of STS.

“Our affiliation with STS validates MuAnalysis’ position as a pre-eminent supplier of reliability analysis services to the semiconductor industry”, said Dr. Martine Simard-Normandin, President and CEO of MuAnalysis. “The sales and marketing support to be provided by STS will fuel our growth to the next level.”

MuAnalysis’ expertise in design debug and failure analysis complements STS’ extensive test and reliability engineering capabilities. Together, MuAnalysis and STS seamlessly support the product time-to-market needs and the quality objectives of their customers by helping to minimize design, manufacturing, and testing costs.

About MuAnalysis
MuAnalysis Inc., a privately-owned laboratory located in Ottawa since 2002, delivers professional analytical services to many industries worldwide.  MuAnalysis provides expert analysis and solutions to the electronics, photonics, life sciences, and manufacturing sectors. Customers benefit from MuAnalysis’ decades of collective experience in microanalysis and process analysis. MuAnalysis provides electron microscopy, optical microscopy, materials and failure analysis techniques, and reliability testing. Specialized equipment and a wide range of scientific capabilities enable MuAnalysis to continue to capture significant global market share.
By skillfully deploying proven techniques in one of the most advanced labs of its kind, MuAnalysis works with customers from early prototype design to integration of components into larger systems.  www.muanalysis.com

About STS
Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Inc. is an industry-recognized collaborative partner that integrates concurrent engineering, manufacturing, test, and qualification processes with operational expertise to provide leading-edge technology and services that enable our semiconductor and clean technology customers to meet demanding time-to-market pressure, cost, and technical challenges in today’s consumer, military, aerospace and green markets.  With its technical engineering core competence, STS delivers a complete suite of value-added services including IC production test, program and hardware development, reliability and qualification testing in its domestic manufacturing sites that are equipped with the latest ATE and conventional and next generation reliability equipment.  Additional information can be found at www.sts-usa.com.