CUPERTINO, USA: Verigy, a premier semiconductor test company, announced that Global Unichip Corp., a leading system-on-a-chip (SOC) design foundry, has chosen the Verigy V101, a new low-cost, zero-footprint, 100 MHz system as one of its future platforms for testing development.
GUC intends to use the V101 for its higher parallelism and throughput, and its ease-of-use makes software and test program development more cost-effective.
"As a leading design foundry, GUC designs complicated SOC devices with millions of gates and high-speed interfaces,” said Jerry Tzou, GUC’s vice president of product operations. “We already use Verigy’s V93000 platform for testing our customers’ complex SOCs. As a long-standing Verigy customer, we are pleased to partner with the company to provide more value to our end customers with the V101, which provides the efficiency and ease-of-use that are critical for this segment."
"Verigy’s history of innovation allows us to deliver the best solutions in the industry,” said Pascal Ronde, vice president of sales, support and service, Verigy. “With the addition of the V101, we have expanded our SOC served available market by $400 million in 2010, based on market figures from leading analysts. We are pleased that GUC has recognized that the V101 may offer better overall value and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with GUC as they endeavor to drive the V101 downstream.”
The V101 is designed to deliver effective and economical production testing of very-low-cost IC devices used in a wide variety of low-end mobile communications and consumer products. The V101 operates at up to a 100 MHz clock rate with up to 1,024 I/O channels delivering the performance needed to effectively and economically test today’s most cost-sensitive ICs and microcontrollers.