SEMI Special Interest Group: CAST

Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test (CAST)

CAST is a SEMI Special Interest Group that develops, coordinates, and directs all SEMI services for the semiconductor test community. CAST members include a range of semiconductor industry leaders, from automated test equipment (ATE) companies to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) to fabless manufacturers to outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies.

Why Join?

  • 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 to:
    • develop 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.

Click here for a list of current CAST participants.

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CAST Updates

      Recent News and Events


      Upcoming SEMICON Events

      February 8-10 SEMICON Korea 2017
       March 14-16 SEMICON China 2017
       April 25-27 SEMICON SE Asia 2017
       July 11-13 SEMICON West 2017
       September 13-15 SEMICON Taiwan 2017
       November 14-17 SEMICON Europa 2017
       December 14-16 SEMICON Japan 2017

      Full SEMI Calendar


      Upcoming CAST Events

      • SEMICON West 2017: tba soon


      • 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 Activities

        CAST Background Information

        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. In 2009, CAST became a SEMI Special Interest Group.

        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.

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