SOURCE: Inovys Corporation

October 22, 2007 13:00 ET

Sun Microsystems Purchases Inovys Solution for Characterization of High Performance UltraSPARC Chip Multi-Threaded Processors

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Inovys Corporation, a leading provider of yield, failure analysis and test solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that Sun Microsystems has purchased multiple Inovys Zero Foot Print (ZFP) test systems that have been coupled with Inovys SpeedScan™ for high-speed characterization of their complex, ultra high-speed devices. SpeedScan, a unique toolset that uses AC Scan techniques for identifying path delay and transition delay faults, enables Sun to rapidly run patterns automatically across a range of frequencies and see failures directly at the scan flop. The easy to use, yet powerful Inovys software tool suite has enabled broad and more efficient use by both design and test engineers, drastically increasing productivity.

"The Inovys solution has worked virtually seamlessly with our extremely complex, high-speed, energy efficient UltraSPARC Chip multi-threaded (CMT) CPUs," commented Sridhar Vajapey, vice president, Technology, Validation and Test, Microelectronics Group, Sun Microsystems. "Having the ability to successfully test our ultra high-speed UltraSPARC CMT CPUs on low cost DFT testers has proved extremely valuable. Also, we have consistently found Inovys hardware to be reliable and their software tools easy to use and design engineers with minimal training are quickly able to realize the full capabilities of the tool. In addition to their top notch offerings, the Inovys technical team continues to go above and beyond to provide the high quality, professional support that we have grown to expect."

"Inovys continues to make the satisfaction of our customers a priority," said Paul Sakamoto, president and CEO, Inovys Corporation. "We are pleased to be providing Sun with innovative hardware and software tools that are consistently able to meet their increasingly complicated and ever-changing needs."

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

About Inovys Corporation

Inovys provides innovative yield enhancement, failure analysis, and design debug solutions for the semiconductor industry. Inovys customers include the industry leading Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), fabless companies, foundry and test subcontractors. These companies use Inovys solutions to accelerate their new product introductions and optimize yield ramps of their advanced system on chip (SOC) devices. The revolutionary Inovys Design For Test (DFT) analysis toolset enables customers to reduce electrical failure resolution cycle times from weeks to hours. Learn more about Inovys at

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