Based on its recent analysis of the semiconductor automated test equipment (ATE) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Verigy, Ltd. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year for its latest offering, the V6000 product family. The V6000 offers testing capabilities for both dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash on a single ATE platform.
Verigy's V6000 is available in three versions - V6000e, V6000 WS, and V6000 FT – for diverse applications. The V6000 platform is flexible and scalable, enabling customers to switch between memory types and eliminating the need for separate memory testers.
"The V6000 WS 'Wafer Sort' memory test system offers low cost of test (COT) and provides high parallelism, 300mm one touch-down DRAM, NOR and NAND test, and superior scalability performance," says Frost & Sullivan Sujan Sami, Industry Manager. "The V6000 FT 'Final Test' is a unique platform architecture that offers memory test capability in the fields of DRAM, flash, and multi-chip packaged device (MCP)."
The V6000 family meets the end-user demands of cost efficiency, data rate, and DRAM/flash analysis capabilities. Its systems also offer various pin counts, frequencies, and power supplies, enabling price/performance configuration. Moreover, the V6000e, with the help of Active Matrix, helps improve yield and reduces the cost per pin by approximately 50 percent.
The Active Matrix technology, which supports all three V6000 variants, offers high scalability and flexibility. It delivers 18,432 I/O pins, 4,096 programmable power supplies, and minimum cable length connecting to pin electronics. Further, the V6000 provides scalable AC performance at 140, 280, 560, and up to 880 Mbps.
"Verigy has a strong presence across the globe, with Korea, China, Japan, the United States, and South East Asia being its main geographic targets," notes Sami. "By working closely with customers, Verigy understands their needs and requirements, which leads to noteworthy hardware and software introductions."
These product innovations are key for survival in a market experiencing a downturn. Verigy is well positioned to ride out the recession, since its V6000 offers a host of benefits, including identifying failures and assisting in repairing and improving the device being tested.
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About Verigy, Ltd
Verigy (verigy.com) provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SoC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Advanced analysis tools accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes for Verigy's customers.
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