SEMI Special Interest Group: CAST

Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test (CAST)

CAST was formed in 2008 by semiconductor device makers and test industry suppliers to engage in and resolve common industry issues related to higher test equipment utilization, lower costs, and greater return on investment. CAST members include a range of semiconductor industry leaders from automated test equipment (ATE) companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies. In 2009, CAST became a SEMI Special Interest Group to develop, coordinate and direct all SEMI services for the semiconductor test community.

CAST Membership

CAST membership provides the ability to shape the future of semiconductor test through industry-wide collaboration.  CAST members work with their customers, suppliers and industry colleagues on industry standards that reduce costs and spurn innovation, engage in valuable pre-competitive activities, and serve as industry-wide advocates for the test industry and profession.  Members of CAST are recognized as leaders in the industry and work to identify and leverage industry trends to benefit all industry stakeholders.

Current CAST participants include (alphabetically): Advantest, Cascade Microtech, Galaxy Semiconductor, IBM, LTX Credence/Xcerra, Maxim, Multitest/Xcerra, NVidia, Qualcomm, Roos Instruments, STMicroelectronics, Teradyne, Tesec.

Join Today!
Parties interested in joining the SEMI Special Interest Group contact: CAST@semi.org.

Current Activities

 

Publications

  • Docking and Mounting Generic Terminology Guide (Published July 2012) Click here for free access to the guide.
  • Published SEMI Standards
    • SEMI G91-0513, Standard Test Data Format (STDF) Memory Fail Datalog

 

CAST Updates

Upcoming Events

Recently Completed Events

CAST Archives

CAST Background Information

Founding Supporters

Charter CAST supporters include (alphabetically): Advantest, Amkor, Infineon, Intel, LTX-Credence, Qualcomm, Roos Instruments, Teradyne, and Verigy.

Read the Press Release about CAST joining SEMI.

CAST Charter

CAST activities focus on four main areas.

  1. Foster pre-competitive collaboration
  2. Research, develop and promote standards that enable industry productivity improvement:
  3. Perform pre-competitive benchmarks
  4. Act as a representative and an advocate for the members

For a detailed description of each item in the charter, click here.

Contact Us

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or send us questions or give feedback, please contact us at CAST@semi.org.