SAN JOSE, Calif. - Taiwan's Win Semiconductors Corp., a pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry, and Presto Engineering, a semiconductor product engineering company, announced a strategic collaboration to deliver characterization and testing services for companies developing products utilizing GaAs technology from Win.
The agreement covers wafer-level and packaged part development activities, including design characterization and production testing. Customers of Win Semiconductors can now gain access to these highly specialized GaAs testing services from the Presto Engineering Hubs in Silicon Valley and in Grenoble, France.
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