China’s Top Assembly Testing House JCET is Using Several Advantest Testers and Plans to Install More This Year
TOKYO, Japan – March 12, 2019 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has installed multiple V93000 Wave Scale™ RF systems for the first production-volume testing of devices for the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) designed and fabricated in China. The testers are being used to evaluate highly integrated Bluetooth audio system-on-chip (SoC) ICs designed by fabless IC company Bestechnic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and fabricated at Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.’s (JCET) facility in Jiangyin. Later this year, JCET plans to install additional V93000 Wave Scale RF testers to continue serving the high-volume, cost-sensitive AIoT sector and to prepare to meet the technical challenges of the emerging 5G market segment.
The proven V93000 Wave Scale RF platform provides a comprehensive, high-resolution test solution for AIoT and 5G devices at a low cost of test. It leverages the Wave Scale MX, a compact A-class test head and the latest generation of SmarTest 8 software to achieve massive multi-site and in-site parallelism in testing radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal ICs for wireless communications. The system’s high throughput dramatically reduces both testing costs and time to market for new IC designs while creating a path for evaluating future 5G devices enabling wireless connectivity.
“From our years of experience partnering with Advantest, we know that the Wave Scale RF platform is the best test solution for our AIoT device production, meeting our needs for both low cost and high performance,” said Huang Xinhua, test manager of Bestechnic. “In addition, the new SmarTest 8 software can save a lot of time in getting our products to market. I am glad to see this first successful project underway and I believe there will be more in the coming year.”
“In addition to applying the V93000 Smart Scale RF system on all of Bestechnic’s products, we plan to use this test platform for our entire roster of AIoT, FEM (front end module), RFPA (radio-frequency power amplifier) and 5G customers,” said Li Quanbing, general manager of the IC Business Unit at JCET.
“We have enjoyed long-standing working partnerships with JCET and Bestechnic, both of whom have been strong supporters of our flexible system architecture and forward-looking technology roadmap,” said Xu Yong, CEO of Advantest (China) Co., Ltd. “We will continuously strive to deliver leading-edge ATE technology to our customers.”
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