SOURCE: Test Advantage

Test Advantage

December 02, 2009 19:43 ET

Kinesys Software and Test Advantage Join Forces to Form Kinesys Test Advantage

Partnership Launches Powerful New Software Roadmap; Combines Strengths in Single Device Tracking and Advanced Device Performance Variability Detection

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Test Advantage Software and Kinesys Software have combined their respective technology development roadmaps as Kinesys Test Advantage. This development leverages the synergies of Kinesys' Single Device Traceability and Test Advantage's Advanced Semiconductor Device Variability detection technologies into a fully integrated production solution, enabling existing joint customers and the broader marketplace to take advantage of this fully integrated solution for employing advanced feed forward Adaptive Test Strategies.

The two parties have committed to the semiconductor device manufacturing marketplace to provide fully integrated 'end to end' product solutions that are deployed throughout the backend semiconductor manufacturing operations, and targeted to improve production efficiencies, reduce DPPM levels, and enable single device traceability while facilitating open data standards.

"The combined installed base of Test Advantage and Kinesys Software among IDM, OSAT and fabless companies and the merger of our production ready technologies, offers the market the next generation quality standards today, while simultaneously establishing Kinesys Test Advantage as the market leader in this space," stated Dave Huntley, CEO of Kinesys Software.

"Next generation quality and cost demands are driving new advanced manufacturing strategies. Whereas Adaptive Test has become the latest buzz, the industry must look beyond the test cell and employ new feed forward strategies in order to continue to improve quality while at the same time attacking cost of manufacturing. Single Device traceability forms the backbone to enable end to end manufacturing and facility to facility data transfers required by these advanced manufacturing methods. We pride ourselves on continuing to advance our technologies and providing non-intrusive, cost effective solutions to our marketplace," commented Fabrice Dechoux, CEO of Test Advantage. "Kinesys Test Advantage provides a single source for both the technology and support for our end to end integrated solution."

About KINESYS Software, Inc.: Founded in 1992, KINESYS Software is a privately held company that is focused on the automation of semiconductor manufacturing "back-end" processes. In particular, the company offers innovative software products and expert support services for data management and equipment integration aimed at inkless assembly and single device tracking.

About Test Advantage, Inc.: Founded in 1997, Test Advantage, Inc. operates three divisions offering diverse solutions to the semiconductor industry. Test Advantage Hardware provides remanufactured/refurbished ATE capacity. Test Advantage Capital offers lease and rental solutions for new and used ATE system or sub-system capacity. Test Advantage Software develops and deploys leading-edge, proprietary software to automate manufacturing quality and throughput improvements throughout the manufacturing test process. The Tempe, Arizona-based company maintains offices worldwide.

More information about Kinesys Test Advantage is available at www.kinesystestadvantage.com.

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