The history of MicroContact AG
Since 1984, MicroContact AG has been developing steadily both technologically and entrepreneurially. The following are the most important milestones:
Delivery of the 100th machine.
Development of the move plug adapter.
Development of the standard parallel tester Fineliner.
Delivery of the 1st high current tester.
The first machine with Brick-Control is delivered.
The succession is complete. Michel and Pascal Grimm are leading in second generation Microcontact AG.
Development of the Sirius-adapter.
Official integrator of Staeubli Robots.
Acquisition of TechnoSys AG by MicroContact AG.
First robot integration into a MCom microtester.
Development of the AOI Handling system.
Development of the HDI rigid needle adapter for 150μm pitch distances.
Development of the fully automatic passive alignment laser for trimming pressure resistors.
Founding of TechnoSys AG by Markus Fürholz and Rolf Grimm. TechnoSys AG continues the activities of Fürholz Engineering.
Development of the fine-pitch adapter with 250μm pitch distances and 200 test points/cm2.
The first fully automatic microtester allows double-sided contacting.
Construction of the first semi-automatic tester with rigid needle adapters.
Relocation in company's own building in Lostorf.
Start of cooperation with Fürholz Engineering for the development of special machines for electrical testing technology.
Construction of the first rigid needle adapter with deflected needles.
Opening of the first bare board test center in Switzerland. Construction of customized test adapters for assembled printed circuit boards. Swiss distributor for Ingun test probes and adapters as well as for ATG testing devices.
Foundation of MicroContact AG based in Dulliken by Rolf and Marianne Grimm.