Another year, another SEMICON West....
The ATE excitement was not on the exhibit floor at this year's SEMICON West but in the program related events. Perhaps SEMICON West is showing its age? Next year it turns 45...
Of the major ATE companies, Advantest had the biggest booth with the most hardware on display including some treats such as their new MEMS relay. Teradyne was focused on wireless device test with only a minimal booth. Xcerra, the new entity formed by the consolidation of LTX-Credence, Multitest, and Everett Charles, continued their long standing tradition of having an offsite hospitality suite and no booth. Chroma had a modest booth with several of their different product families.
Tokyo Electron had their meeting suites setup in the South Hall with all the other "front end" companies with no demo hardware visible. And Accretech showed only dicing equipment in their booth this year.
Much more interesting were the presentations and discussion at 1.5 day co-located workshop Test Vision 2020. This is clearly where the "action' was for anyone seriously involved with test. And there were good presentations and a lively panel at the TechXPOT North "Testing into the Future" on Tuesday.
Advantest has a new VOICE?
Advantest is debuting a few new changes for VOICE 2014 which starts on Monday May 12, 2014. VOICE is the annual user conference for the T2000 and V93000 SOC test platforms along with Advantest memory testers, handlers, and test cells.
Teradyne and Test Insight Partner To Shorten IC Design Cycle TimesTeradyne, Inc. and Test Insight announce the release of new pattern conversion solutions for UltraFLEX to reduce design to test cycle times and expedite Silicon debug and characterization.
Advantest extends range of V93k power suppliesNew DPS128HV Module Provides Scalable, Cost-Efficient Test Solution for eFlash Semiconductors.
Advantest claims market share gainsNew 16Gbps Pin Scale Serial Link (PSSL) Card Continues to Win Market Share.
2014 SWDFT FREE Registration is open until May 2ndConference will be held May 8-9 in Austin Texas.
LTXC launches second generation X-Series PAx test systemThe PAx-ac is specifically designed to deliver the lowest cost of test for high performance, high volume manufacturing of RF front end mobility devices.
Advantest wins Pinscale order from HiSiliconSerial Link Card Enables Fast, Cost-Efficient Testing of ICs in Both Engineering and Manufacturing Environments.
LTXC announces Q2 ResultsRevenue more than doubles to $68M with completion of acquisition of ECT and Multitest.
- Advantest introduces new memory test solution
- Test Vision 2020 2014 Announced
- LTX-C announces reorg, layoffs
- Semi has record sales in 2013
- Teradyne logs $285.3M for quarter, claims 7% market share gain
- Denso selects Advantest for automotive test
- Agilent spins out Test & Measurement Group
- Wearable computing: $35B by 2018