SEMI CAST Releases Test Cell Docking and Mounting Terminology Guide

The Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test (CAST), a SEMI Special Interest Group, has released a Docking and Mounting Generic Terminology Guideline document to assist equipment operators, specifiers, service personnel, and other industry stakeholders involved with test cell equipment features, specifications and operations.  Developed by the CAST Docking and Handling Work Group, the document defines the generic terminology for all components that are typically found in a standard test cell set-up in final package test including perspectives, orientations and directions. 

The Terminology Guide was developed by a diverse group of suppliers, users and other industry professionals to standardize common terminology among manufacturers of test cell equipment and their customers--aiding sales, application and service operations.  The well-illustrated document covers test head/manipulator components and motions, test head swing positions, Device Under Test (DUT) positions, including swing and tumble motion definitions. 

"The CAST Docking and Mounting Terminology document represents a collaborative effort from many companies in the semiconductor industry.  Now, with industry accepted standard terminology, the accuracy and efficiency of using, buying and servicing docking and handling equipment will be significantly improved," said Günther Jeserer, Business Unit manager of Gravity and Pick & Place, and leader of the CAST Working Group.

The CAST Docking and Mounting Working Group manual is available free of charge on the SEMI website:

About 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. For more information, visit

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains.  SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit   

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