The SemiProbe SA-12 is the most modular and flexible 300 mm semiautomatic probe system available today. It is built using our patented Probe System for Life (PS4L) architecture which provides unsurpassed flexibility and significant capital equipment savings. With the PS4L, customers can purchase a semiautomatic 300 mm system that meets their precise specifications and requirements. The Probe System for Life (PS4L) family of wafer probing systems is designed based on SemiProbe's patented adaptive architecture. Unlike traditional probe systems, all foundation modules - bases, stages, chucks, microscope mounts, microscope movements, optics, manipulators and more - are interchangeable, making the PS4L the consummate solution for many different applications and budgets. This unique modular design enables customers to acquire test capabilities that precisely match their requirements. More important, as the environment or test conditions change, the PS4L can easily be field-upgraded to meet these new demands. With this design philosophy, PS4L customers realize substantial time and cost savings over traditional probe systems because they do not need to invest in a new platform when wafer size, levels of automation, or test requirements change. All SemiProbe semiautomatic and fully automatic systems operate on the powerful PILOT control software suite, designed employing the same adaptive architecture philosophy as the PS4L hardware. PILOT is modular, intuitive and easy to learn. Additional control modules for added features and accessories can be added without changes to the core control software. Common functions such as 2 point alignment are wizard-based for easy operation - even for the occasional user. For setup or occasional users, the software can be bypassed and total control moved to a local joystick. This powerful DLL-based software allows users to quickly and easily communicate with the probe system and test instrumentation. Full driver libraries are available for LabView, C++, and Visual Basic with specific instrument drivers to support the most advanced instrumentation available, including the Agilent B1500 Semiconductor Device Analyzer and Keithley 4200 Parametric Analyzer series. Communications may be made using RS-232, GPIB or TCP/IP enabling the system to be either a controller or a slave in an integrated solution. A complete line of accessories is available for the PS4L including probe card holders, manipulators, manipulator arms and bases, probe tips, lasers, optics, CCTV systems, material handling (robotics for auto load), vibration isolation tables, dark boxes and much more.