November 25, 2013. Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has announced that the 0.4-mm and 0.5-mm ZIP Z0 and Z1 performance production contacts are now available in the high-performance HyperCore base material.
HyperCore is a non-plated homogenous material specifically designed for use in semiconductor test. The proprietary material possesses properties that prevent oxidation, ensuring premium performance throughout high-volume production cycles. With its 600+ Knoop hardness, it is inert to common wear related to contacting tough device surfaces and cleaning processes.
Additionally, HyperCore is very conductive. Its electrical specifications are virtually unchanged when compared to gold-plated BeCu, yielding premium performance even in the most severe environments.