Electronics & Computers

austriamicrosystems Collaborates with F-Brain

July 13, 2011

The joint effort will serve foundry customers in Japan on backend test solutions developed for the advanced LTX-Credence X-Series test platform.

UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- austriamicrosystems business unit Full Service Foundry announced that it will collaborate with F-Brain Co., Ltd. to serve Japanese foundry customers on backend test solutions developed for the advanced LTX-Credence X-Series test platform.

F-Brain is a best-in-class provider of automated test engineering (ATE) solutions for Japanese customers, acting in consumer and automotive markets. F-Brain has a proven track record in developing ATE test solutions and has developed several key relationships with large semiconductor manufactures over the past decade.

"To work with F-Brain will considerably help austriamicrosystems further build its reputation for being best-in-class silicon supplier in Japan, also building confidence in its backend services for its foundry customers" says Peter Sarson CEng MIET, Test Development Manager at austriamicrosystems Full Service Foundry. "Japanese Foundry customers benefit immediately from having a local presence to develop their analog mixed-signal test solutions for volume production within austriamicrosystems state of the art test facilities."

"Our test development expertise and close relationship to austriamicrosystems foundry customers in Japan gives an important advantage to increasing penetration into the Japanese market for backend activities. We are excited to join forces with austriamicrosystems, leveraging the combined expertise of both companies as leaders in the test development arena", adds Konno Akira, Engineering Director at F-Brain.

About austriamicrosystems
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and customized high-performance analog ICs in the areas of power management, sensors and sensor interfaces, and mobile infotainment. Complemented by its full-service foundry services, the company focuses on the communications, industrial and medical, and automotive markets. austriamicrosystems leverages 30 years of expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading products, operating worldwide, with more than 1000 employees with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities.

About F-Brain
F-Brain Co., Ltd. is a leading ATE provider for LTX-Credence systems in Japan. F-Brain has a proven track record in developing ATE test solutions for the Japanese consumer and automotive markets. F-Brain leverages more than 12 years of experience working in the ATE industry in Japan, and with its history to LTX-Credence, their expertise can be extended to over 20 years. With more than 20 employees F-Brain services its customers' needs dynamically and efficiently "with a time to market that cannot be rivaled within the Japan region."

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