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Test gets no respect

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2/13/2013 05:55 AM EST

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sprite0022
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re: Test gets no respect
sprite0022   2/20/2013 12:30:39 AM
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TE in a leading tech chip company get decent respect. when the 1st silicon get some nasty bugs, everyone is watching at TE to show them some hope or trace of hope. for a mature node, TE job is just wiping ass.

DarkMatter0
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DarkMatter0   2/14/2013 4:37:12 PM
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Test gets no respect from management, because from management's perspective, testing only finds problems (usually shortly before the product is to be delivered because the design phase over-ran). Never mind that the product will be better, someone's bonus is on the line!

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re: Test gets no respect
resistion   2/13/2013 7:52:53 AM
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As signals are always aiming for lower power, the issue of noise from external sources especially during testing becomes a larger concern. So I often hear that BIST (built-in self-test) will be playing a bigger role. But I doubt BIST can do a thorough job without adding more cost to the chip. It's going to be pay now or pay later, no matter what.

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