According to a report by,  the September book-t0-bill ratio for semiconductor equipment was at 0.81.

Bookings are 12% lower than the previous month, but almost 3% higher than the same period from 2011.

Although the book-to-bill level has dropped steadily throughout the year, Intel’s recent earnings were better than expected – do you think billings will continue to slide, or is the industry poised for a bounce back?

Last year, we tried shooting a few fireworks at a probe card to show how tough it was. We thought that test went okay, but we thought it would be fun to use a little more fire power.

So we picked up a box of 45 various (Minnesota legal) fireworks, lined them off, and lit our kludged fuse. This is what happened.


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The real fun of engineering is when we’re given the opportunity to push the boundaries of what we’ve come to think of as normal. Recently, one of our customers, who was already using our VersaCore™ production parametric probe cards,…

We’re pleased to announce that Celadon was a recipient of a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) research grant to study means of accurately conducting high-temperature-and-volume WLR tests as wafers continue to get smaller and smaller. The past ten years have seen incredible growth and innovation in the semiconductor industry, and we’re excited that with this grant, we have an opportunity to make sure the innovation of semiconductor testing keeps pace with an improved method of performing wafer level reliability tests. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch with Joe at