WILLISTON, Vt. -- CCS Technology Inc. here announced it will supply communications testing capability to KLA-Tencor Corp., which will use the technology to ensure that new equipment interfaces comply with plug-and-play interface standards.
CCS Technology said its CCSEnvoy test application and suit of CCSTests test plans can be used to guarantee that fab equipment interfaces will meet new 300-mm systems standards set by SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International). The company said its tests can also be used to ensure that plug-and-play interfaces are capable of meeting scenarios defined by industry consortia, such as International Sematech in Austin, Tex., and Selete in Japan.
KLA-Tencor intends to use the tests to ensure the quality of interfaces on 300-mm wafer metrology and inspection systems, said Dave Walsh, president and CEO of the Williston-based third-party test supplier.
The Vermont company said its CCSEnvoy is based on an SQL (Structured Query Language) database and is the industry's first quality-assurance level test application for 300-mm plug-and-play QA. The CCSTests was developed to provide the most comprehensive suite of executable test plans currently available, according to the four-year-old company.
Terms of the licensing agreement were not released.