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STAr acquires Accel-RF to expand scope of strategic fit in reliability test offerings
Press release

STAr Technologies, a leader in semiconductor reliability test systems and probe cards, today announced the acquisition of Accel-RF Instruments Corporation located in San Diego, California, USA. This acquisition significantly enhances STAr Technologies' reliability test offerings with the addition of Accel-RF's industry leading high-temperature RF and high-voltage switching reliability test systems for compound semiconductors, such as Gallium-Nitride (GaN) and Silicon-Carbide (SiC).

Founded in 2003, with cumulative experience base on decades of microwave circuit design, RF component reliability testing, and comprehensive reliability test methodology development, Accel-RF has been a facilitator for industry adoption of compound semiconductor transistors and MMICs into space, military, and the commercial wireless markets. Accel-RF has supplied reliability test systems to top-tier semiconductor and aerospace defense users throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. Accel-RF is the only provider of fully integrated, scalable, turnkey systems that provide dynamic, multi-dimensional, RF, DC and temperature tests on one platform through a powerful graphical user interface, in a small footprint.

"As a member of STAr's global connection, Accel-RF will solidify our commitment to providing a far-reaching and strong technical expertise to the compound semiconductor reliability community," said Roland Shaw, CEO of Accel-RF Instruments Corporation. "We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to a collaborative future with STAr Technologies in pursuit of advanced test solutions, that will reinforce our longstanding position as a leading RF and power semiconductor reliability test innovator."

"We are very pleased to welcome Accel-RF to join STAr Technologies Group. The acquisition of Accel-RF is another step towards strengthening our presence in wireless industry markets including RF through millimeter wave applications. The combination of STAr Technologies expertise in DC-AC and now extending into RF with Accel-RF, creates a formidable platform for addressing rapidly growing applications such as 5G, LIDAR, photonics and advanced radar systems," stated Dr. Choon-Leong Lou, CEO of STAr Technologies.

About STAr Technologies

STAr Technologies, established in August of 2000, is specialized in advanced reliability test systems and high-performance probe cards. STAr has delivered thousands of integrated test systems worldwide with widely varying applications such as SPICE modeling, DC-RF device characterization, reliability qualification and silicon photonics testing. Headquartered in Hsinchu, STAr has subsidiaries in the China, USA, Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, and India.

About Accel-RF

Accel-RF, founded in 2003, is the world leader in supplying equipment for performing high temperature, long-duration reliability testing on compound semiconductors. These platforms are capable of identifying device wear-out and performance degradation to end-of-life (EOL) expectations. Accel-RF's test equipment has been an enabler for the successful technology development, product launch, and industry adoption of GaN transistors and MMICs into the space, military, and commercial wireless markets.

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