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Orders from TI and others may boost Teradyne, but outlook is still cloudy
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6/29/2001   Post a comment
BOSTON -- Teradyne Inc.'s outlook remains cloudy in spite of a recent uptick orders for its automatic test equipment (ATE) from several established and new customers, reportedly including Texas Instruments Inc., according to analysts. It's been a rough time for Teradyne and other ATE companies. The downturn in the ATE business caused Teradyne earlier this month to reduce its workforce and lower its forecast for the second quarter of 2001.
Schlumberger, IMS to set up a network of worldwide IC-testing centers
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6/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The new alliance between Integrated Measurement Systems Inc. (IMS) and Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions will create a new and low-cost outsourcing model for chip-testing, according to company officials. Last week, the two companies announced plans to set up the first in a series of independent test centers that will provide IC debug, validation, characterization, probing, and related services for chip makers
Taiwan's ASE plans two IC-assembly plants in China
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6/27/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Officials with Taiwanese IC-packaging and test giant Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) here outlined a bold strategy to enter the China market, telling SBN that the company plans to open two plants at two separate locations. The first facility is expected to be in production by early 2002.
Amkor develops software to cut RF testing costs up to 80%
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6/26/2001   Post a comment
Amkor Technology Inc has announced development of a new radio-frequency device testing platform that reduces test times by as much as 80%
Schlumberger rolls out new low-cost tester, reportedly ships first systems to Intel
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6/25/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions here today rolled out its new low-cost structural tester, while also announcing that it has shipped the system one month ahead of its original schedule. One of the first customers for the Schlumberger DeFT line of automatic test equipment (ATE) is reportedly Intel Corp. Recently, Intel awarded Schlumberger a major contract to develop and ship a new, low-cost structural tester in order to combat the soaring costs of test (see
Agilent, LogicVision discuss link between built-in test and ATE systems
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6/22/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. and LogicVision Inc. are in discussions to form a partnership to link built-in chip testing technology with stand-alone automatic test equipment (ATE), according to the companies.
Advantest cuts flash testing costs by third in parallel system
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6/21/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Advantest Corp. today rolled out a new front-end flash memory test system, which has the ability to test up to 128 devices simultaneously. The throughput of the T5771 tester is an eightfold increase compared to the company's previously available system, said Advantest.
Schlumberger to sell test business in pieces, but denies ATE customers are in limbo
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6/20/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Schlumberger Ltd. here outlined its strategy to divest itself from the automatic test equipment (ATE) business, saying the operation will be sold in pieces rather than as a whole to potential buyers. The company's ATE business, Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions, also refuted claims that its customers are in limbo as a result of the divestiture. Its ATE customers include the who's who in the semiconductor business: Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, Motorola, among others.
Livingston increases services portfolio
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6/19/2001   Post a comment
Livingston has announced additions to its portfolio of test equipment services, Contract Rental and Leasing programmes
Intel shifts test strategy to battle exploding costs of big ATE systems
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6/19/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has declared war on chip-testing costs, which have surged by 25 times for complex microprocessors and other ICs in recent years. To combat the staggering cost increase, Intel is revamping its entire testing strategy in an attempt to get more leverage from build-in self-test (BIST) and open up the use of lower cost testers.
Fluke buys Microtest in $74m deal
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6/18/2001   Post a comment
Telecoms test equipment maker Fluke Networks has acquired network test product maker Microtest.
Danaher acquires test-equipment maker Microtest for $74 million
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6/13/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- Danaher Corp. here today announced it has acquired Microtest Inc., a Phoenix-based supplier of test, measurement, and instrumentation equipment, for $74 million in stock. Under the terms of the agreement, Microtest's network test and measurement operations will be combined with Danaher's Fluke Networks subsidiary.
Advantest's newest memory tester doubles DRAM, flash throughput
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Advantest Corp. today announced it has begun selling new DRAM and flash memory tester that has the ability to simultaneously test up to 128 devices at a time with speeds of 143 MHz or 286 MHz for double data rate (DDR) chips.
Agilent Technologies to partner CETECOM
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Centro de Tecnologia de las Comunicaciones SA (CETECOM) have announced that CETECOM has integrated Agilent equipment into test solutions for certification of Bluetooth devices
Silicon Wave selects Agilent 93000 platform
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Silicon Wave have announced that the Agilent 93000 SOC Series with RF capabilities will be implemented for the development and manufacturing test of next-generation Bluetooth integrated circuits (ICs
Germany's SZ Testsysteme moves into Japanese market
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- In a move to expand its presence in Japan and Asia, SZ Testsysteme AG of Germany today opened a new subsidiary in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba. Until now, the company had relied on distributors to sell its mixed-signal test equipment in Japan and the region.
Despite ATE slump, Credence expands memory tester plant
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. today announced a 7,500-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing space for memory test systems here.
Railtrack evaluates schoolboy's device
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Railtrack is evaluating a design from a Young Electronic Designer Awards finalist who has invented a cheap rail safety device that could help prevent disasters like the Hatfield crash.
Synthesis tool aims to cut scripting burden
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Synplicity has developed an asic-oriented version of its logic synthesis tool.

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