Taiwan is a hot bed of factories (“test houses” or “test subcons”) dedicated to assembling and testing semiconductors for companies around the world. Taiwan also has many fabless semiconductor companies who specialise in the design of semiconductors and outsource their manufacturing to local companies in Taiwan and mainland China. Both types of company need to have a complete understanding of yields to succeed in the very competitive semiconductor industry.
MFG Vision is in a unique position to grow in Taiwan as we have the technology required for engineers in the test houses to keep on top of yields and collaborate with their fabless customers using our on-line yieldHUB platform. It includes real time technology. For example, if a batch of 30,000 semiconductor chips is about to go on a tester and will take four hours to complete testing, the test house will want to detect any issues when they actually happen, not afterwards, to maximise efficiency and minimise cost. This is extremely hard to do and to do so seamlessly, without additional infrastructure and at scale. In a test house in Taiwan we have proven this is actually possible.