Nisene Technology Group, Inc.

A Little History

Nisene Technology Group, Inc. is the world leader in automated decapsulation. We’ve been doing this since the 1970s, back in the days of the original Jet Etch decapsulation system — the very first automated integrated circuit decapsulation system. Much in the same way when you order a “Coke” at a restaurant when you want a cola-flavored soda, you say “Jet Etch” when referring to decapsulating an integrated circuit. The name for the process was coined back in the late 70s because of our famous original product, and it stuck.

Nisene Company SealThrough the years we have developed dozens of models and several versions within each of those model families. All told, Nisene has designed at least 50 different types of decapsulation systems in the 40-plus years of serving the industries.

Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, Nisene supported the integrated circuit failure analysis industry with its automated decap instrumentation as its primary customer base. In the mid-2000s, a need arose in the integrated circuit distributor industry to help spot illegitimate integrated circuits that were being sold to unsuspecting buyers. With these counterfeit ICs inundating the aftermarket and legacy supply chains, the demand for a reliable tool to perform inspection was introduced. Nisene met this challenge and now gladly supports the IC distributor market, where we proudly offer our equipment to all of the major chip distributors — providing them with top-quality counterfeit protection systems.

Nisene continues to enhance its product line with the latest in technology and innovation to address emerging new packages and materials used in the semiconductor industry.  The most recent being our microwave-induced plasma etch system, the PlasmaEtch.

It is our goal to meet the demands of each of the industries we support with reliable, accurate, and safe tools. Contact us today to get in touch with a staff member directly.

A Legacy of Five Decades

  • 1978

    The Beginning

    Nisene Technology Group, Inc. opens its doors as B&G International in beautiful Santa Cruz, California.

  • 1980

    First to Decap

    Nisene introduces the very first decapsulation tool to the semiconductor FA industry with the legendary Jet Etch.

  • 1991

    Dual Acid

    The 250 series was launched, offering automated dual-acid etches for the very first time.

  • 1994


    Nisene undergoes a restructuring and incorporates as Nisene Technology Group, Inc.

  • 1999

    The Workhorse

    The 350 model is introduced to the market, offering an advanced and modern tool with automatic mixing.

  • 2006

    Future Vision

    Nisene purchases 10,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in South Santa Cruz County.

  • 2012

    Copper Protection

    The patented CuProtect and TotalProtect (circa 2014) systems are launched, offering copper protection for next-generation ICs.

  • 2014

    Plasma Decapsulation

    The PlasmaEtch introduces microwave-induced plasma at vacuum to etch ICs without the need for acid.

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