Taipei, Monday, September 22, 2014 06:39 (GMT+8)
heavy rain shower
Taipei
25°C
LogicVision president and CEO Jim Healy speaking at SEMICON West 2006
Photo: Stephen Taylor, DigiTimes.com [Jul 12, 2006]

Improved testing is important, but cost is key. Healy cited Qualcomm as finding no problems in 61% of field returns; he attributed this to insufficient testing.

Because of current organization, DFT may be cut to save cost and speed time to market, but this may be a false saving. Small increases in design time can improve time to market and reduce cost of tests. With wafer-level testing at full speed (with BIST), yield at final test improves. This also means less testers as test times are faster.

DFT is a value play, not a cost play.

DIGITIMES Research Tracker Services
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
DIGITIMES Translation Services
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.