SOURCE: Antares Advanced Test Technologies

May 24, 2007 10:20 ET

Semiconductor Test Engineers, Buyers Consider Latest Thermal-Management Trends During Webinar Hosted by Antares Advanced Test Technologies

June 20th Webinar to Address Thermal Challenges Throughout Supply Chain

VANCOUVER, WA and PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- Antares Advanced Test Technologies, a global supplier of integrated semiconductor-test equipment focused on maximizing production yields, will host a Webinar on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 9 a.m. PT to discuss ways chipmakers can prevent thermal dissipation and variance from lowering production yields and device throughput.

The Webinar will be hosted by Chris Lopez, Antares' manager of thermal solutions, and address how thermal properties affect semiconductor packaging, processing and system design, as well as back-end test and burn-in.

Lopez said that the industry-wide movement to create more intricate wafers and integrated circuits (ICs) to satisfy consumer demand for speed and power ultimately leads to thermal dissipation and power variances among devices that can hamper production yields. He added that next month's Webinar is intended to help attendees monitor and control the temperature of their devices under test (DUTs) to ensure they test and perform at optimal levels.

"The advancement of end-user applications hinges, in many ways, on sound thermal management," said Matt Bergeron, Antares' CEO. "Without thermal-management systems in place, innovation along the rest of the supply chain is basically nullified."

Attendees can register for the thermal Webinar at

The Webinar will be about two hours and 45 minutes long and include a question-and-answer session with Lopez.

About Antares Advanced Test Technologies

Antares Advanced Test Technologies is reducing the cost of semiconductor test by concentrating on high-sensitivity areas such as yield and the integration of test disciplines, focusing on customer support, delivering innovative technologies and offering a single point of contact for semiconductor test cell requirements, including burn-in, test sockets, ATE consumables and thermal management solutions. Antares is headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. and has design, development and manufacturing locations in Suzhou, China; Yokohama, Japan; Phoenix and Gilbert, Ariz.; Milpitas and Santa Clara, Calif.; and Aman, Jordan.

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