Advanced Package Test Solution for Automotive Market


Consumer demand and competitive pressure have pushed automotive manufacturers to build greater intelligence into automobiles and trucks. For example, the Chevy Volt uses nearly 100 microprocessors running about 10 million lines of code in total, placing the Chevy Volt’s software content close to that of the Boeing 797 Dreamliner. As with that electrical vehicle, mainstream automotive design is increasingly relying on more sophisticated electronic systems.

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Data-Driven Comparison and Qualification of Test Contactors and Probes

Decision should be supported with verifiable and repeatable performance data. This is true when selecting contactors, test sockets, and probe heads for test. This intent of this paper is to describe and define the data used to specify contactors, test sockets, and probe heads for test. This includes the source methodology and process for developing the lab data describing the performance of contactors, test sockets, and probe heads for test. With this the paper will lead the way to interpret and apply the statistically predicted field performance of the test probe as qualified in a test lab.

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Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

POWAY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 1, 2018– Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Xcerra Corporation. The combination creates a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, and printed circuit board test with a breadth of products that are unmatched in the industry.

“The acquisition of Xcerra accelerates our strategy to diversify our product offerings and customer base, expanding Cohu’s addressable market to approximately $5 billion across semiconductor test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, test contacting, vision inspection, MEMS and PCB test. This combination also further strengthens our ability to fully capitalize on the growth opportunities in our key target markets of automotive, industrial, IoT and communications,” said Luis Müller, Cohu’s President and CEO. “Although softening in the mobility market combined with current geopolitical uncertainty are creating near-term headwinds, we remain confident about the long-term growth opportunities in these markets as well as our ability to deliver on our synergy goals and to profitably grow Cohu in the years ahead,” added Müller.

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