Teradyne - Semiconductor Test Division

Semiconductor Test is a lead-ing supplier of semiconductor test equipment for logic, RF, analog, power, mixed-signal, and memory technologies. We deliver test solutions to developers and manufacturers of a broad range of integrated circuits, packaged separately or integrated as System-On-a-Chip (SOC) or System-In-Package (SIP) devices. ICs tested by Teradyne are used in computing, communications, consumer, automotive, identification, and internet applications.

Teradyne Ships FLEX Systems to KYEC for RF Testing
Continues market leadership in RF ATE with shipment of 250th Gen4 Microwave instrument

NORTH READING, Mass. – November 12, 2007 – Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER), a world leader in economical high efficiency test, announced KYEC, a leading semiconductor test subcontractor, received delivery of multiple Teradyne(R) FLEX(TM) test systems with the Gen4 Microwave instrumentation. The systems will support quad-site testing of leading edge cellular transceivers.

 “Cellular devices are becoming more complex, creating more testing challenges. Teradyne’s RF solutions offer the multisite test capability needed to meet higher throughput demand,” said Gauss Chang, vice president, business center, KYEC. “We selected FLEX with Gen4 Microwave because it delivers the proven functional performance for testing a broad range of RF semiconductors and the economic benefit we can give to our customers.”

The installation marks the 250th shipment of a Gen4 Microwave option. The Gen4 Microwave instrument covers the broadest range of RF semiconductor test applications in the marketplace and enables the highest throughput through scalable multisite test. The Gen4 Microwave instrument can be configured from 4 to 38 RF ports and offers a full range of scalar and vector source and measurement capabilities. Users also have the ability to perform functional test via modulated signal generation and analysis for mainstream wireless protocol standards. Teradyne is recognized as the market leader in RF/Microwave ATE according to Gartner Dataquest’s annual ATE market share report.

 “As the RF semiconductor market segment continues to experience strong growth, semiconductor companies rely on Teradyne’s FLEX family to deliver the broadest set of capabilities, highest throughput  and fastest time to volume available in ATE,” said Kyle Klatka, product manager, RF/microwave test, Teradyne. “We are very excited to reach this shipment milestone and pleased to recognize KYEC in receiving our 250th Gen4 shipment.”

­About FLEX Test Platform
Teradyne’s FLEX Test Platform, which has surpassed its 1400th unit shipment, advances test technologies in an architecture designed for high-efficiency, multisite test. The Platform offers multiple systems so customers can optimize for performance, configuration capacity, and capital cost to achieve the best economics of test. FLEX Platform systems span test requirements from conventional DFT and structural test to standard analog and mixed-signal to the latest high-integration System-On-a-Chip (SoC) and System-In-Package (SiP) for consumer, automotive, mass storage, wireless, and data communications applications. To learn more about the FLEX Platform, visit http://www.teradyne.com/flex/.

About KYEC
KYEC is one of the world's largest testing houses, recently ranked in the top 2 of testing service suppliers, with a CAGR exceeding 50% since 2000. KYEC offers test development engineering , wafer probing , and pre-assembly and final test, covering a full range of applications such as RF, mixed-signal, digital, memory, LCD driver, CIS/CCD and SoC. KYEC provides a broad range of testing platforms and the knowledge-based engineering resources to meet the needs of many of the leading semiconductor manufacturers, IDM and IC design houses. .With a strong focus on IC testing, KYEC ensures that it leads the way in the highly competitive testing industry with cost-effective services and solutions using the very latest technology and experienced engineering teams, ensuring consistently high quality.

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics for the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2006, Teradyne had sales of $1.38 billion, and currently employs about 3,800 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) or their respective owners.


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