Low Cost RF Tester Reduces Cost of Test and Improves Design Cycle Time for High Volume RF Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16 -- Producers of high volume, low cost radio frequency (RF) chips commonly used in wireless applications received positive news today when semiconductor packaging and test leader Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) unveiled their low cost RF test solution. Amkor's new RF Test platform (called the RFt), which Amkor developed for internal use only, offers RF chip makers substantial benefits by significantly decreasing the cost of production test when compared to traditional test solutions.
Amkor's RF Test solution is indicative of a growing trend in the IC industry where greater collaboration between device makers and assembly and test companies is becoming a prerequisite for assuring the lowest possible device cost. Inherent within Amkor's RFt is a set of proprietary RF test techniques that shorten the test development time and the resulting production test time, while maintaining the required test coverage and accuracy. This helps customers get their products to market faster and at the lowest possible cost.
"Our overall RF test strategy is to offer our customers the lowest test cost regardless of whether their devices are low, medium or high complexity," commented Joe Holt, senior vice president of Amkor's Test Business Unit. "There are commercially available test solutions in the general market to cost effectively test medium and high complexity devices. The RFt we have developed is ideally suited for low complexity RF devices, because it does not have the un-necessary functionality and features that are typically included with traditional larger test systems. Amkor engineers have collaborated with our customers to create an easy-to-use, low cost system that addresses their cost sensitive RF test needs. When combined with our highly skilled RF test engineering organization and efficient manufacturing operations, we feel Amkor's RFt can offer customers the lowest cost RF test solutions in the world."
Amkor will be demonstrating the RFt at Semicon West (Booth #10742, McHenry Hall).
Amkor Technology, Inc. is the world's largest provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site: www.amkor.com .
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See us at Semicon West, San Jose Convention Center, McHenry Hall, Booth # 10742.