BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a global leader in microelectronic test, today announced the appointment of Steve Mahon as vice president of operations effective November 8, 2010.

Steve Mahon joins Cascade Microtech after having spent over 16 years at TriQuint Semiconductor, hired as the director of process engineering and for the most recent five years serving as general manager of military bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) products as well as BAW production. Steve began his career at Hewlett Packard as a process development engineer, and then moved to Electronic Decisions, Inc. of Illinois where he served as wafer fabrication manager. Mr. Mahon holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MSEE from Stanford University.

"Steve is a critical strategic addition to our management team at this time in our corporate evolution," said Michael Burger, president and CEO of Cascade Microtech, Inc. "He brings a strong background in operations management, with over 30 years of experience in a broad array of positions in micro-fabrication operations, engineering management and semiconductor process engineering. He will be a great asset as we continue to pursue not only aggressive operating efficiencies, but as we develop a product roadmap that delivers continued value for our customers."

"It is my pleasure to join a company with such a powerful legacy of technological achievement and innovation," said Mr. Mahon. "My role will be to help Cascade Microtech find ways to work more effectively and efficiently throughout the organization, with the ultimate goal of enabling Cascade Microtech's growth."

About Cascade Microtech, Inc.
Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is a worldwide leader in the precise electrical and mechanical measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs) and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade Microtech delivers access to electrical data from wafers, ICs, IC packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, 3D TSV, LED devices and more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge semiconductor production test products include unique probe cards and test sockets that reduce manufacturing costs of high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips. For more information visit