SYNTEST TEAMS WITH TSMC TO IMPROVE SoC TESTABILITY
Alliance Reduces Tester Time, Improves Chip Quality for TSMC's Customers, Includes Turnkey and DFT Services
SUNNYVALE, California - October 10, 2001 - SynTest Technologies, Inc., the leading supplier of DFT (Design-for-Test) services for SoC designs, announced today that it is now a member of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) Design Center Alliance. SynTest will collaborate with TSMC to provide DFT and full turkey services for designers of complex System-on-Chip (SoC) designs.
The DCA alliance gives TSMC's customers proven resources for improving SoC design quality. SynTest offers TSMC's foundry customers DFT and full turnkey services that reduce overall test costs and result in cost-effective prototype and production chips.
Andley Chang, program manager of design services marketing for TSMC said, "as the global semiconductor industry moves towards 0.10-micron semiconductor manufacturing processes for their single-chip systems, they require a wider range of support, including design and testability services. SynTest's services have been used successfully by our customers for some time, confirming our earlier decision to make them our first Design Center Alliance partner for DFT.
Dr. L.T. Wang, president
of SynTest added, "Our goals are to improve circuit testability and
reduce the cost of test and debug. Today, most of our customers verify
their products on TSMC silicon. As a result of working with TSMC and its
customers, we have the proven DFT solutions that are necessary to provide
the highest possible circuit and system testability for TSMC processes.
We are very pleased that together with TSMC, we can provide customers
with full turnkey services, in addition to our proven design for test