Presto Engineering, a leading semiconductor product engineering services company based in Silicon Valley, and Galaxy Semiconductor Solutions, a leading provider of test data analysis and yield management software, today announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, Presto will utilize Galaxy’s Examinator software in its HUBs in Silicon Valley and Europe as the primary data analysis platform for its product engineering services. The two companies will also participate in a number of joint marketing activities in the coming months.
Examinator™ is a software solution that enables test and product engineers to perform characterization, production monitoring, and yield analysis studies from standard semiconductor data files such as STDF. With just a single click Examinator generates comprehensive reports, such as: yield summary, Cp, Cpk, histograms, wafer maps, Pareto diagrams, and gage R/R. In addition, Examinator performs automatic guard-banding of test limits, and lets engineers perform “what-if” experiments to explore the impact of program changes on yield and repeatability.
”RF device characterization and product testing is a core competence at Presto and requires extensive data analysis and manipulation” said Frank Sauk, Engineering VP and co-founder at Presto. “Many of our customers use Galaxy software for their characterization and yield management processes, so it was beneficial for us to provide our engineers with the same powerful tools.”
“We are delighted that Presto has selected Examinator to be the standard data analysis package for their product engineering services”, said Bertrand Renaud, COO of Galaxy Semiconductor. “The partnership will have immediate benefits for both Presto and Galaxy, and further reinforces Examinator’s position as a defacto industry standard.”
About Presto Engineering
Presto Engineering (presto-eng.com), an ISO 9001 company, delivers “ Design Success Analysis”, integrated test and product engineering solutions to IDM and fabless companies. Operating from hubs in Silicon Valley and Europe, our business is focused on helping to improve the speed and predictability of new product releases. Presto combines unique technical expertise, extensive industry experience and leading edge ATE for SoC and RF, along with reliability, FIB, FA/FI services to offer a complete product engineering solution designed to complement our customer’s internal resources.
Galaxy Semiconductor Solutions (galaxysemi.com) is a leading provider of test data analysis, yield management and PAT software for the semiconductor industry. Over 2500 users worldwide rely on Galaxy products to help increase device yields, reduce defects and improve engineering productivity. Galaxy software is easy to learn and use, and offers a very short time-to-benefit, coupled with a compelling return on investment.