ATE Vision 2020 Schedules 2011 Test Event at SEMICON West

SANTA CLARA, CA, May 11, 2011

The Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC) of the IEEE Computer Society and SEMI announce that the annual ATE Vision 2020 event will be held on July 14 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center in conjunction with the annual SEMICON West trade show. Awarded by IEEE/TTTC as its most successful event for the second consecutive year, the ongoing goal of ATE Vision 2020 is to create an informal forum to discuss innovations relevant to ATE developers and users, with a focus on what needs to be done differently if future requirements are to be satisfied.

Now in its fourth year, ATE vision 2020 attracts attendance from a broad section of industry leaders and professionals. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by industry veteran, James T. Healy, chairman of DFMSim and general manager of Sony LSI Design. Herb Reiter, president of EDA2 ASIC Consulting and chair of the EDA interest group at GSA, is the invited speaker for the workshop. His talk will center on 3-D technologies and why the industry needs to ramp up without delay.

Through technical papers, panels, and interactive events, the workshop will examine the direction and requirements of the ATE industry as ICs continue to get denser, larger, faster, and highly heterogeneous. It also will look at challenges associated with multiple cores on a die and the 3-D trends enabled by die-stacking and thru-silicon-vias. These issues, when added to ever increasing test complexity, cost-of-test, and time-to market pressures, pose a significant challenge to the ATE industry. Meeting these challenges requires innovation in areas such as shared interconnect technology, streamlined test program generation methods, and better integrated DFT tools.

Technical papers and panel proposals are being accepted now for consideration.

Erik Volkerink, CTO of Verigy, is this year’s ATE Vision 2020 workshop chair. He is supported by Marc Loranger of Form Factor as program chair and a committee of industry thought leaders representing all major test companies. “We are very grateful to our sponsors for their generous support and the continued patronage of key executives and technologists who join this forum to share their three- to five-year test strategies and visions,” commented Erik. “Together these companies and individuals contribute to making ATE Vision a dynamic event and a critical element of the test innovation ecosystem.”

This year’s sponsors include Advantest, FormFactor, LTX-C, OptimalTest , Teradyne, and Verigy.

More information, including the workshop call for papers and opportunities for corporate sponsorships, is available at

Register for the workshop at

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