New IC-testing requirements will rescue ATE market in 2002, say Schlumberger executives News & Analysis 2/21/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The automatic test equipment (ATE) business fell a staggering 64.2% in 2001 over 2000, but the market should rebound and achieve modest growth in 2002, according to executives from Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions here today.
The worldwide ATE market suffered its worst downturn in history last year, falling from $6.7 billion in terms of sales in 2000, to $2.4 billion in 2001, according to VLSI Research Inc. of San Jose.
Advantest aims to outgrow tester market in sluggish 2002 News & Analysis 2/12/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It could be another tough year in the automatic test equipment (ATE) business, where the worldwide market is projected to be relatively flat in 2002 compared to 2001, said a top executive with Japan's Advantest Corp. in an interview this week.
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.