Teradyne expects 20% drop in tester shipments in Q1 News & Analysis 1/17/2001 Post a comment BOSTON--Test equipment supplier Teradyne Inc. here posted $789.2 million in sales and a net income of $117.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2000, but the company also lowered projections for system shipments by 20% in Q1 this year from the just-ended period.
Amkor to open China IC-packaging/test plant News & Analysis 1/16/2001 Post a comment CHANDLER, Ariz.--Amkor Technology Inc. today announced plans to open its first chip assembly and testing plant in China as competition for IC-manufacturing services heats up in the communist country. Amkor said its new facility in Shanghai will initially assemble and test finished ICs for baseband processors and controllers in the third quarter of 2001.
Karl Suss develops probe head for measurements up to 110 GHz News & Analysis 1/11/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- Karl Suss, a unit of Suss MicroTec AG, has introduced a new probe head for testing advanced communications devices with measurements up to 110 GHz. The PH300HF has been designed for stable measurements in the very high frequency (VHF) range without phase errors, said the company.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.