ATE Vision 2020 Workshop Call for Papers Now Open Event Seeks to Reduce Future Technology Gap

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ATE Vision 2020 Workshop Call for Papers Now Open Event Seeks to Reduce Future Technology Gap

San Jose, California – February 11, 2010 – SEMI has announced that the Test Technology Technical Council of the IEEE Computer Society will hold its ATE Vision 2020 Workshop on July 15, 2010 during the annual SEMICON West trade show in San Francisco, California. As in prior years, the goal of the ATE Vision 2020 workshop is to create an informal forum to discuss innovations relevant to ATE developers and users, with a focus on the future. Specifically, what does the ATE community need to focus on now to deal with issues surfacing in the 2012-2013 timeframe? What will ATE look like in 2020, and how can the ATE community proactively address possible technology gaps?

Through technical papers, panels and interactive events, the workshop will examine the direction and requirements of the ATE industry as integrated circuits continue to get denser, faster, and highly heterogeneous. It will also look at challenges associated with multiple cores on a die and the 3D trends enabled by die-stacking and thru-silicon-vias (TSVs). 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. Technical papers are being solicited for consideration.

Erik Volkerink of Verigy is this year’s ATE Vision 2020 workshop chair. He commented, “We are grateful to SEMI for hosting this year’s workshop. We believe the workshop focus offers a fine complement to SEMI’s technical program, and will provide a spirited forum for its international attendees to share information and exchanging perspectives on the future of ATE.”

More information, including registration, the Call for Papers and corporate sponsorship information, is available at:

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