October 28, 2008
Teradyne and Teseda Providing Time-to-Market and Yield Enhancement Solutions for the UltraFLEX and J750 Test Platforms
Teradyne (NYSE: TER) today announced their decision to collaborate with Teseda on an integration of the IG-XL(TM) programming environment with Teseda's Diagnostic Manager Series toolset and WorkBench(TM) (TWB) software. As a result, customers will achieve an expanded capability to perform silicon debug, failure analysis and yield learning on Teradyne test platforms with a resulting decrease in time-to-market and improvement in profitability.
The Teseda toolset will utilize real-time results from the tester, along with design hierarchy, scan-chain structures and diagnostic information generated by DFT tools from major EDA vendors, to diagnose scan failures down to the gate and cell level. The goal of this new partnership is to allow Teradyne customers to perform these functions directly on the UltraFLEX(TM) or J750 platform in either a laboratory or production setting, using the same applications hardware and test program that will be deployed for volume production. The testers will collect results from volume production runs that will be used by Teseda's toolset to identify areas of the circuit design that are sensitive to fabrication errors at smaller device geometries in order to improve overall yield.
"This partnership with Teseda significantly augments our existing relationships in the EDA space by adding more interactive tools for silicon diagnosis and yield learning directly onto the UltraFLEX and J750," said Greg Smith, manager of Teradyne's Broadband and Computing business unit. "Developing partnerships with independent IP providers such as Teseda is the key to providing the most flexible EDA integration strategy possible for our customers. We will also leverage the value-added capabilities of Teradyne's and Teseda's field engineering teams to adapt core IP to the specific needs of target customers. "
"As the leading ATE supplier in the SOC space, Teradyne provides significant new opportunities for Teseda to expand its market reach, especially since they provide a common hardware platform for silicon debug and high volume production," said Armagan Akar, president and CEO of Teseda. "We believe this supports our current hardware and software product offerings by providing important new outlets in Teradyne's existing customer base."
About the UltraFLEX and J750
UltraFLEX delivers the power and precision needed for testing advanced microprocessors, PC chipsets and graphics, disk drives, video game devices, System-On-a-Chip (SOC) or System-in-Package (SIP), memory, baseband digital, network, and broadband devices. UltraFLEX offers a wide range of coverage when the device mix and throughput goals demand the highest speed, precision, coverage and capacity for unprecedented multisite test efficiency.
Teradyne's J750 platform revolutionized ATE with its economical parallel testing and compact "tester-in-a-test-head" design. With more than 2,800 systems installed worldwide, the J750 has become one of the most successful platforms in ATE history. The J750's new Ex instrumentation delivers even more test performance with 200 MHz/550 Mbps digital, a 24-channel high density VI, digital signal source and capture behind each pin, and 196 Gbit SCAN depth.
Teseda's products allow its customers to speed silicon debug, manufacturing ramp, failure analysis, and yield learning. The cross-functional, unifying solutions allow Teseda's customers to achieve Rapid Silicon Validation (Time To Market), Rapid Defect Analysis (Time To Volume) and Yield Assurance (Continued Volume). Teseda is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information about Teseda, its products and distribution network, please call 503.223.3315 or visit www.teseda.com.
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2007, Teradyne had sales of $1.1 billion and currently employs about 3,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc. (including its subsidiaries).
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