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Webinar: Integrated Probe Card Solutions for Magnetic Testing

We invite you to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT. We will discuss combining GMW’s expertise in Electromagnets & Magnetic Modeling with Celadon expertise in Probe Cards & Testing for complete integrated solutions compatible with all Probers. The fully integrated probe card is typically used for on-wafer parametric tests, modeling, characterization and wafer level reliability as well as functional tests.


Tom King

Tom King, PhD

Lead Magnet Scientist
GMW Associates

Tom has an experimental physics background and has worked in the areas of laser physics, quantum computation and superconductivity. Since switching to commercial work, Tom has designed superconducting and copper magnets for industry applications. These include Hard Disk Drive testing systems, Ion implantation beam lines and MRAM test. Work with GMW started in 2006 and continues to the present.

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Karen Armendariz

Celadon Systems

Karen Armendariz has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Celadon Systems, Inc., is a US based industry leading on wafer probing solutions provider focused on the design and manufacturing of advanced probe card solutions, high performance cables and adaptors. Karen has held a variety of leadership positions throughout her career in manufacturing, engineering, and sales and marketing at Intel Corp., Cyrix, National Semiconductor, Creation Technologies and TEXSource, a leading manufacturer’s rep firm in the semiconductor industry.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

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Bill Funk

Chief Technical Officer
Celadon Systems

Bill has enjoyed a life-long passion to design and build.  With an Aerospace engineering degree from University of Minnesota,  Bill worked the first half of his career with Beech Aircraft and Rosemount Aerospace. He then spent a few years doing factory automation and medical consulting. Bill finally joined Celadon Systems founder Bryan Root in his Basement, 20 years ago, to help build Celadon.

Electromagnet and Probe Station Integration

An example of the collaboration between GMW and Celadon System is the GMW 5207 Projected Field Electromagnet and Probe Station Integration to optimize the performance of the combined electromagnet and probe card.

  • 5207 Electromagnet with custom Magnetic Pole Extender integrated with a Celadon Non-Ferrous VersaCore™
  • Peak Field, Continuous (35A): >1.3T
  • Peak Field, Triangle (60A): >2T
  • Single device or 4 x 4mm whole array testing
  • Celadon cards are compatible with any probe station

Additional Information

We will be discussing this integration along with other capabilities of GMW Associates and Celadon Systems on Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT.