News | August 25, 2008

Suzhou IC Design & Engineering Test Center Adopts Verigy V93000 To Support Local Fabless Design Houses

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verigy (NASDAQ:VRGY), a leading semiconductor test company, today announced that Suzhou CAS (Chinese Academy of Science) Integrated Circuit Design Center (SZICC), a full-service IC design, test and training facility, has purchased a Verigy V93000 SoC tester. The system will be used to support the test requirements of the growing number of local fabless companies. SZICC, an Engineering Test Center sponsored by the Chinese government, is part of the fastest-growing science park in China and a key element of the country's efforts to grow and support an indigenous semiconductor supply chain in the Suzhou area. As the first center in the area to provide professional IC testing services, the SZICC also plays a critical role in training local engineers.

The V93000 with Pin Scale 400 and MB AV8 multi-band audio/visual cards will allow SZICC to accurately and cost-effectively test a wide variety of SoC devices for a range of applications, including high-volume consumer devices such as digital TV and portable media players (PMP).

"The V93000 tester is a valuable addition to our offering for the local fabless customers," said Xin Yu Liu, general manager, SZICC. "In addition, access to this leading test platform from Verigy is an important opportunity for many engineers in the local area who come to us for training."

"The beautiful Suzhou region has quickly become a vital part of China's semiconductor industry, with leading manufacturers establishing a local presence here, along with the emerging start-ups," said Pascal Ronde, vice president of sales, service and support, Verigy. "We are proud to work with SZICC and to contribute to the continued growth of the semiconductor ecosystem here."

About the Verigy V93000

The Verigy V93000 provides a scalable platform architecture for testing SoCs, systems-in-package (SIPs) and high-speed memory devices. The V93000, with over 1,800 RF-ready systems installed worldwide, meets the industry's demanding performance and cost challenges, whether for at-speed engineering characterization or high-volume production. The test system provides low cost-of-test with massive multi-site capabilities, with data rates up to 12.8 Gbps, and supports a full range of digital, mixed-signal, RF and wireless applications, such as cellular, WLAN, WiMAX, and UWB.

About Suzhou CAS Integrated Circuit Design Center (SZICC)

Suzhou CAS Integrated Circuit Design Center (SZICC) was founded in August 2003. Part of the Suzhou Singapore Industrial Park, SZICC is a nonprofit institution jointly founded by Suzhou Government and Computing Technique Institute of Chinese Academy of Science.

About Verigy

Verigy designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions for the flash memory, high-speed memory and system-on-chip (SoC) markets. Verigy's scalable platforms are used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Advanced analysis tools accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes for Verigy's customers. Information about Verigy can be found at

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