MediaTek expands use of Teradyne's FLEX Platform for next-generation test
Jun 03, 2005
Subcontractors purchase multiple FLEX systems
Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announced MediaTek, one of the world's top fabless companies, has expanded its use of the FLEX(TM) platform at both final test and probe for new high-volume consumer devices. Teradyne¬ģ FLEX systems are testing next-generation storage devices used in consumer electronics. The selection of the FLEX platform by MediaTek has driven volume test system purchases by multiple Taiwan-based subcontractors over the past year.
"Fabless and subcon companies are selecting the FLEX platform for the outstanding cost of test improvements at both wafer probe and final test," said Risto Puhakka, President, VLSI Research. "The test, assembly and packaging subcontractor market grew by 38.4% to comprise a nearly $13 billion dollar industry in 2004. The test revenue portion of the subcontractor market has grown the fastest and now represents almost a third of total subcontractor revenue. FLEX is well designed to meet the test performance and economics of this market."