NVIDIA Adopts Verigy V93000 SoC Tester Platform

Verigy (NASDAQ: VRGY), a leading semiconductor test company, announced that NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies, has significantly expanded its existing fleet of Verigy V93000 SoC testers. NVIDIA uses the V93000 for high-speed design characterization and also in volume production for its semiconductor devices, which are used by industry-leading manufacturers of workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA populated its V93000 systems with Verigy’s low-cost Pin Scale 400 channel cards that deliver all the performance needed to test its full range of devices.

“Verigy continues to provide a solution that meets our performance and flexibility needs along with outstanding service and support,” said Debora Shoquist, Senior Vice President of Operations, NVIDIA. “Verigy has been a strategic partner for us and we are happy to expand the relationship.”

The V93000 platform is prevalent throughout the industry’s supply chain, from design houses, to fabless companies, independent device manufacturers (IDMs) and test houses. As a result, NVIDIA can easily and efficiently work with partners up and down the supply chain who also use the V93000 platform.

“NVIDIA has long been recognized as the leader in graphics processors and today the company continues to drive the technology envelope by using the most advanced wafer process technology,” said Pascal Ronde, Vice President of Sales, Service and Support, Verigy. “The scalability, flexibility and performance of the V93000 platform allow NVIDIA to use the same system all the way from the design characterization phase through both wafer sort and final test in volume production.”

About the Verigy V93000
The Verigy V93000 provides a scalable platform architecture for testing SoCs, systems-in-package (SIPs) and high-speed memory devices. The V93000, with nearly 1,800 RF-ready 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 low cost-of-test with massive multi-site capabilities, with data rates up to 12.8 Gbps. It supports a full range of digital, mixed-signal, RF and wireless applications, such as cellular, WLAN, WiMAX, and UWB.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its TeslaTM products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

About Verigy
Verigy designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions for the flash memory, high-speed memory and system-on-chip (SoC) markets. Verigy’s scalable platforms are used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Advanced analysis tools accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes for Verigy’s customers.