Under intense, dedicated testing, Multitest’s established ECON contactor exceeded 4.5 mio insertions. Operating in a high-volume application with more than 100,000 throughputs per day at an octal-site set-p for more than 1.5 years, the contactor incurred no wear-related test cell downtime. Additionally, the contactor performance resulted in a 99% stable test yield. The ECON socket is available for high-power applications using small size and small pitch devices. It also is available for SO, QFP and QFN packages with lead pitches down to 0.25 mm. MULTITEST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INC., Santa Clara, CA. (408)-988-6544.