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Firms to deliver design, test services in Japan

Posted: 24 Apr 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Japan market? design test service? semiconductor?

LogicVision Inc., Toppan Ltd and Syswave Corp. have signed a three-way agreement for turn-key design and test services in Japan.

The companies will integrate as well as provide back-end debug and manufacturing test support of advanced BIST solutions for complex designs. In this three-way arrangement, Toppan will integrate and verify LogicVision's BIST IP into customer designs while Syswave will provide support in using these BIST capabilities during debug and manufacturing test. This business collaboration will provide added value to each of the three companies' mutual customers by providing a one-stop integrated strategy for device development and test.

"One of the greatest challenges facing Japan semiconductor manufacturers today is achieving acceptable product quality levels while minimizing escalating test costs," said Shin Kimura, VP and managing director of LogicVision, Japan. "This is especially true as the industry moves to 65nm and 45nm process geometries and beyond. With this relationship, we will be able to help our customers achieve the desired quality at an affordable price."

"I am sure this collaboration will attract many customers, especially those with advanced SoCs," said Isao Suzuki, general manager of Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. "It is a common headache for everybody developing a complicated LSI design to have a complete testing solution, without anxiety, as technology migrates into deep submicron and densities become huge. With this collaboration, our customers will be very happy with all of the solutions we provide that meet every possible need for design implementation and, of course, testing. As one of the largest design and turn-key service providers in Japan, we, Toppan, can provide extensive service from the early stages of design all the way to mass production. I can assure that our expertise regarding BIST IP will satisfy any customer."

"This relationship will contribute to not only Japanese semiconductor manufacturers but also their customers. Moving forward to 45nm and beyond, we expect that testing efficiency will decrease resulting in cost increases," said Tetsuo Onikura, president and CEO of Syswave. "LogicVision's outstanding solutions will resolve these issues. Syswave's test engineering capability will empower these solutions within the Japanese semiconductor testing market."

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