MFG Vision are very excited to announce our new agent for China is Sinetest Technologies www.sinetest.com. Sinetest is an ATE company led by General Manager Raymond Fan.
Raymond has a wealth of experience in the semiconductor industry having worked in technical and sales roles in Eagle Test Systems and Teradyne as well as setting up Sinetest Technologies to develop new ATE.
On signing this agreement Raymond said “I am very excited to be working with MFG Vision. I see that the MFG Vision software is the best in the industry. To be able to offer both the test hardware and great software to analyse the data is very strong for Sinetest. In particular the GageVision software will enable customers to compare the detailed performance of different ATE.”
MFG Vision Director of Sale & Marketing, Kevin Robinson, also highlights the synergies: “The fit between software and hardware is very important. The semiconductor industry has many different specialist areas and aligning two of these is very powerful. I am particularly pleased to be working with Raymond, his mix of technical and commercial experience is exactly what we need to best represent our software. China is an important growing market for MFG Vision. We already have USA & European based customers with many users in Shanghai and Chengdu, adding support for these users is part of our strategy for growth. I also look forward to visiting many friends in Shanghai when I attend Semicon China in March, look for me at the Sinetest stand!”
MFG Vision will be present at Semicon China (18th to 20th March 2014) on the stand of Sinetest.
It’s hard to believe that the movie “Toy Story” is nearly 19 years old now. I was working at a multinational at the time and the web was in its infancy. It’s hard to believe that as a test engineer the tools that we used in those days are still in use now, and already there’s a Toy Story 4 probably in the making! By consciously or unconsciously setting limits on test and product engineers by providing previous generation analysis tools, manufacturing efficiencies and mature yield are not achieved as quickly as competitors, but also designs can be compromised. Test and product engineers are often provided with tools like the latter or expensive systems nearly requiring a new round of funding. There is another way and your competitors could get there before you do.
We are working with a subcon in Taiwan who had a problem going on for years with a particular company’s key high volume product. Within a couple of hours, unhindered by the datalog size (we’re talking around a gigabyte per datalog), by the number of tests (thousands) or by the number of sites (dozens) in the datalogs, and with the advantage of a database-oriented solution and clear graphical summaries, our engineer had the problem solved. Think of how much money and material that would have been saved had they had this solution a few years ago.
Scalability and Efficiency
With this scalable approach, enjoy the freedom of being able to test and monitor everything thoroughly (in initial production at least; you may want to cut down the tests later due to test-time or when you have a full handle on things) move to multiple parallel sites, even strip test, without being concerned about the analysis software not being able to handle it. Don’t have your highly educated and skilled engineers spend a few hours a day downloading, preparing, re-preparing and filtering data for a meeting. Take on that new handler on the market without worrying about the index time cause you know you’ll be able to easily monitor it.
We are well into the 21st Century now and engineers should be solving problems unencumbered by either cheap and technically limited tools on the one hand, or expensive tools which limit who gets to use them. They should all be able to work efficiently and collaboratively with a modern web-based tool-set which they can even use with their tablet if they need to. Engineers need to solve problems quickly, then move on to the next problem; they should not be trying to get the right pivot on Excel or sending reams of data to the guy lucky enough to have the license. When the time comes for a special report that needs to be automated, engineers should also be able to work with a data analysis partner, not just a product.
So rather than going for the cheapest solution or the one with the most expensive price-tag, there is another way: using an inexpensive tool-set and data management system designed and tested by product and test engineers. Give us at MFG Vision a call (+353 61 309745) or drop us an email (email@example.com) and we’ll show you how you can break free of the limits so common in test data analysis and semiconductor yield management these days. As Buzz Lightyear would say: “To infinity… and beyond!”read more
Bet many of you heard that question before.
Because my son of seven had just told me all about continents, countries, provinces and counties which he was learning at school, I explained that I chat with people from four continents and twelve countries regularly over any given month trying to help them improve the microchips that go into the iPad he was playing with.
I explained to him that between Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, microchips are being designed and manufactured every day. Teams of people are discussing them across the world, trying to design them better and manufacture them better. And my company is helping the teams discuss and make decisions on how things can be improved. He doesn’t have to know that the “things” are Quality, Reliability and Yield Management.
I then realised that what we do as a company is not technology as an end in itself. We help our customers deal quickly with problems and discuss them with people at the other side of the world. Using our technology, which includes social concepts, brings people together and helps increase their teamwork and mutual respect.
This is what we are about at the end of the day. Our mission is probably as understandable by seven year olds as by VCs.
- John O’Donnellread more