ISE Labs Expands Test Capabilities with Verigy V93000 Pin Scale HX Card

Verigy (NASDAQ:VRGY), a premier semiconductor test company, announced that ISE Labs, the largest semiconductor test engineering service provider in the Silicon Valley, has expanded its test capabilities with the addition of Verigy V93000 Pin Scale HX cards. The Pin Scale HX (for High-Speed Extension) cards will allow ISE Labs to offer its fabless customers device characterization and debug capabilities at data rates up to 12.8 Gigabits per second (Gbps). This unique capability enables a thorough characterization and test of the latest high-speed device interfaces such as PCI Express2(R), HyperTransport3(TM), as well as emerging high-speed memory and ultra-speed data communication interfaces. At the same time it has enough headroom for even faster high-speed busses at 10Gbps and above which are expected by 2010.

“The addition of Pin Scale HX capabilities at ISE Labs will meet the demand we’ve been hearing from our mutual customers who want access to Verigy’s industry-leading high-speed capabilities,” said Pascal Ronde, vice president of sales, service and support, Verigy. “This will further strengthen ISE’s capabilities to support emerging as well as established fabless companies in developing processor technologies and devices with the latest high-speed interfaces. We look forward to continuing the close work with ISE to help customers take advantage of this technology.”

Verigy’s Pin Scale HX combines the functionality of a full-function at-speed drive/receive ATE channel card with high-integrity retimed loopback to address BIST- and DFT-enabled tests. This allows users to scale their test methodology and to support rapid migration from design characterization to volume production. With uncompromised signal integrity, adjustable and precise jitter injection and measurement, DC access for parametric tests and at-speed level control, the Pin Scale HX provides unprecedented insights that enable design validation and characterization of bandwidth, timing accuracy, jitter and other attributes. In addition, the Pin Scale HX supports testing of devices that use embedded and forwarded clock schemes.

ISE and Verigy will offer a series of informal seminars for current and prospective customers beginning September 25 to introduce the capabilities of the Pin Scale HX Solution and provide training on high-speed load board design for HX applications.

About ISE Labs, Inc.
ISE Labs, Inc. is the largest independent IC test house in Silicon Valley. Incorporated in 1983, ISE Labs, Inc. provides comprehensive, one-stop service in the area of electrical, environmental, reliability and qualification testing services to semiconductor design companies. ISE Labs, Inc. has operations in Fremont and Austin in the USA as well as overseas operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. In March 1999, ISE Labs became a member of ASE Test Limited, the largest independent IC testing company in the world.

About the Verigy V93000
The Verigy V93000 provides a scalable platform architecture for testing SoCs, system-in-packages (SIPs) and high-speed memory devices. The V93000, with more than 1,500 systems installed worldwide, meets the industry’s demanding performance and cost challenges, whether for at-speed engineering characterization or high-volume production. The test system provides massive multi-site capabilities, with data rates up to 12.8 Gbps and supports a full range of digital, mixed-signal and RF applications. It provides low cost-of-test for wireless applications such as cellular, WLAN, WiMax, and UWB.

About Verigy
Verigy designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services advanced test systems and solutions for the memory and system-on-chip segments of the semiconductor industry. Verigy’s scalable platform systems are used by leading semiconductor companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high volume manufacturing test. Formerly part of Agilent Technologies, the company began doing business as Verigy on June 1, 2006, and completed its initial public offering on June 13, 2006.