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Trends in Testing: New Challenges Create New Opportunities

As advancements in semiconductors and microelectronics soldier ahead into emerging, even uncharted, territory, new test challenges arise. To that end, let’s look at a few key trends and challenges that are driving opportunities for innovation in the test sector. Read More.

Harnessing the Power of Data in Semiconductor Test

Every day, new methods are being developed to harvest, cleanse, integrate, and analyze data sources and extract from them useful, actionable intelligence to aid decision-making and other processes. This is true for a variety of industries, including semiconductor design, manufacturing, and test.  Read More.

Data Collection and Analysis Drives Semiconductor Test in the Era of Chip Convergence

In the Age of Convergence, many forces are driving continuous advancement of semiconductor testing technology. As more and more functions are carried on a chip, and technology grows more and more complex, the number and types of test steps must be multiplied – leading, in turn, to increased test costs. Semiconductor test equipment requires ultra-long “standby,” which is an asset-heavy investment in semiconductor manufacturing plants, with a life cycle of at least 5 to 10 years. In an intelligent world where chip technology and processes are rapidly upgraded and iterated, such equipment must be able to meet increasingly complex testing needs at any time. Read More.


GO POLL

The geopolitical environment is casting disorder on the global semiconductor supply chain.  What do you consider to be the most significant outcome of this realignment?

Share your thoughts by taking the GO POLL.

Have an idea for future polls? Email gosemi@advantest.com


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Q&A Interview with Don Blair and Ronald Goerke

This year, Advantest’s VOICE Developer Conference returns to in-person following 2021’s Virtual VOICE International. VOICE 2022 takes place May 17-18 at the OMNI Scottsdale Resort and Spa Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Don Blair, business development manager for Advantest, and Ronald Goerke, U.S. chair for VOICE 2022, sat down with our staff to talk about what attendees can look forward to at this year’s event. Read More.


FEATURED EVENTS

Advantest Releases Podcast Episode 9: The VOICE of Silicon

What would semiconductor chips say if every chip had its own “VOICE” and communicated in a variety of languages? Would self-driving cars talk among themselves, rendering traffic a thing of the past? And would they continuously monitor and discuss their conditions and their life expectancies? Would chips be programmed to communicate directly with Advantest testers using their native languages? Read More.


FEATURED STORY

Advantest Joins European GaN4AP Consortium to Promote Pervasive Use of Gallium Nitride in Power Conversion Systems

Advantest Europe GmbH recently joined the European Union (EU)-sponsored consortium Gallium Nitride for Advanced Power Applications (GaN4AP). Launched in December 2021, the three-year project is focused on making GaN technology one of the main components in a broad spectrum of power converter systems. Read More.


ADVANTEST IN THE NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS

VOICE Developer Conference 2022
Scottsdale, AZ May 17-29, 2022
https://voice.advantest.com/

SW Test Workshop
Carlsbad, CA June 5-8, 2022
https://www.swtest.org/

SEMICON China
Shanghai, China, June 15-17, 2022
https://www.semiconchina.org/

SEMICON SE Asia
Penang, Malaysia June 21-23,2022
https://www.semiconsea.org/

SEMICON WEST
Test Vision Symposium
San Francisco, CA July 12-14, 2022
https://www.semiconwest.org/

Flash Memory Summit
Santa Clara, CA August 2-4, 2022
https://flashmemorysummit.com/

SEMICON Taiwan
Taipei, Taiwan September 14-16, 2022
https://www.semicontaiwan.org/en

ITC
Anaheim, CA September 25-30, 2022
http://www.itctestweek.org/

SEMICON Europa
Munich, Germany November 15-18, 2022
https://www.semiconeuropa.org/

SEMICON Japan
Tokyo, Japan, December 14-16, 2022
https://www.semiconjapan.org/en


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