Unisem has added a V93000 Port Scale RF tester from Verigy, an Advantest Group company, (TSE:6857) (NYSE:ATE), to its European test development center in Wales. The versatile test platform will be used to test and develop a broad range of wireless radio frequency (RF) and complex mixed-signal semiconductors for Unisem’s European customer base.

Designed for high-volume testing of wireless devices for mobile computing applications including consumer electronics, Verigy’s V93000 Port Scale RF system provides parallel test capability with high multi-site efficiency, achieving industry-leading productivity.

Equipped with Verigy’s pin-scale digital cards, the V93000 platform’s performance can be fine-tuned for different types of semiconductors. This gives Unisem the versatility to test a wide variety of ICs ranging from low-integration devices such as power amplifiers, tuners and transceivers up to high-integration RF devices containing integrated mixed-signal, digital, power management and embedded or stacked memory.

"As Unisem expands its RF testing business, we’re very pleased that they have selected our V93000 system, with its best-in-class throughput and low cost-of-test,” said Pascal Ronde, Verigy’s executive vice president of worldwide sales, service and support.

"The addition of this V93000 test system opens up new markets for both Europe and our Asia factories,” said Andy Perry, general manager, Unisem Europe. "Our Wales factory serves as our European development center, where we work with our customers to create the best production-ready assembly and test solutions. We can now offer our customers a versatile testing solution within Europe and provide a future migration path to our high-volume factories in Asia."

About Verigy, an Advantest Group

Verigy provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SOC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for Flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Verigy also provides advanced analysis tools that accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes. Additional information about Verigy, an Advantest Group company, can be found at www.verigy.com. Information about Advantest can be found at www.advantest.com.

About Unisem

Unisem is a global provider of semiconductor assembly and test services for many of the world’s most successful electronics companies. Unisem offers an integrated suite of packaging and test services such as wafer bumping, wafer probing, wafer grinding, a wide range of leadframe and substrate IC packaging, wafer-level CSP and RF, analog, digital and mixed-signal test services. Our turnkey services include design, assembly, test, failure analysis, and electrical and thermal characterization. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, Unisem has factory locations in Ipoh, Malaysia; Wales, United Kingdom; Chengdu, People’s Republic of China; Batam, Indonesia and Sunnyvale, USA. The company is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information about the company, its products and services, please visit its website at www.unisemgroup.com.

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