Californian semiconductor test and measurement supplier FormFactor has launched a new line of engineering probes optimised for operation at cryogenic temperatures.

The new probes can be used to test the performance of devices operating at temperatures as low as -452°F, such as those in development for use in supercomputers and quantum computing applications.

Matt Losey, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Probes Business Unit at FormFactor, said, “The challenges of probing at these extreme low temperatures are significant.”

“FormFactor’s cryogenic probes are engineered with materials and architectures which thrive under cryogenic conditions to deliver superior performance for the high data rates required to test emerging computing ICs.”