Teradyne Integrates EDA Conversion Tools with FLEX Platform's IG-XL Software; Provides Free 90-Day Trial License for Test Insight Software Suite

BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 2, 2006— Teradyne (NYSE: TER) announced the availability of test development tools from Test Insight for quick and seamless conversion of EDA digital test patterns for use on FLEX(TM) test platform systems. The OpenFLEX(TM) open-architecture environment provides transparent integration of the Test Insight software tool suite within the FLEX platform's IG-XL(TM) operating software. The Test Insight tools allow simulator output produced by today's leading ATPG tools, such as Mentor Graphics Fast Scan(TM) and Synopsis TetraMAX(TM), to be reused on all FLEX family systems. New customers of IG-XL program development software seats will receive a free node locked license for a 90-day trial period.

The Test Insight tool suite includes WaveWizard, ScanConverter and HDLLink, providing for the conversion of STIL, WGL, VCD and EVCD formatted digital patterns from EDA environments to the IG-XL test operating software. WaveWizard provides automatic pattern conversion capability to generate test programs from design simulation data. The ScanConverter software tool converts WGL or STIL based scan tests into tester formatted patterns and timing. The HDLLink test program simulation and debug environment can create a Verilog testbench for WaveWizard projects to support the simulation and debug of devices.

"Device manufacturers drive to reduce time to market for their new introductions," said John Arena, IG-XL Software Product Manager, Teradyne. "The Test Insight suite of products lets developers quickly convert STIL and WGL structural patterns or design VCD functional patterns, and leverage the full performance capabilities of the FLEX architecture and its extensive instrumentation suite. With full use of concurrent test and device specification-based timing, the FLEX architecture virtually eliminates wasteful test overhead to achieve high test efficiency even in highly parallel test applications."

"The Test Insight tool suite gives users an efficient, easy to use vehicle to import test vectors from a variety of stand formats, including STIL, VCD, EVCD and WGL", said Meir Gellis, President , Test Insight. "With seamless integration into the IG-XL operating software through the Teradyne OpenFLEX architecture, customers have a unique opportunity to leverage the power of EDA and DFT test methods in a production-based functional test system."

New customers of IG-XL off-line program development software seats will automatically receive free trial access to the full Test Insight tool suite with a 90-day node locked trial license for WaveWizard, Scan Converter and HDLLInk products. The suite of Test Insight tools is installed during IG-XL installation and can be easily and quickly enabled to permanent status with the purchase of appropriate licenses from Teradyne during or after the trial period.

About FLEX and OpenFLEX

The Teradyne FLEX Test Platform advances multiple technologies in a test architecture designed for high-efficiency, multi-site test. The Platform offers multiple systems so customers can optimize for performance, capacity and capital cost to achieve lower cost-of-test. FLEX Platform systems span test requirements from DFT and structural test to standard analog and mixed-signal to the latest high-integration System-on-a-Chip (SOC) and System-In-Package (SIP) devices for consumer, automotive, mass storage, wireless, and data communications applications. The IG-XL(TM) software operating system provides fast program development, including instant conversion from single to multi-site test. And, the OpenFLEX(TM) open system architecture provides the commercial and technical infrastructure to facilitate the development and implementation of collaborative test solutions with customers and third parties. These focused solutions complement and enhance the FLEX Platform to provide enhanced system performance and test economics. Through this initiative, Teradyne has demonstrated a successful methodology for collaborative development in the ATE market. To learn more about the FLEX Platform, visit http://www.teradyne.com/flex/.

About Test Insight

Test Insight, a standard leader in providing software solutions for the design-for-test field worldwide, delivers innovative, cutting-edge software products that enable acceleration of creation and debug of ATE programs. Leading ATE suppliers and users of both ATE and EDA environments use Test Insight products to bring forward the availability of tested integrated circuits and to improve the production yield of complex digital integrated circuits. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel the company markets its tools through distribution channels and partnership arrangements with ATE and EDA suppliers. For further information about Test Insight and its products, visit www.testinsight.com or contact info@testinsight.com.

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE: TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2005, Teradyne had sales of $1.08 billion, and currently employs about 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne (R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.



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