Alchip Selects Verigy V93000 SOC Series Pin Scale as Next Generation Test Platform

CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 25, 2007— Verigy (NASDAQ: VRGY), a premier semiconductor test company, today announced that Alchip Technologies has selected the Verigy V93000 SOC Series Pin Scale as its next-generation test platform. Alchip, a leading provider of silicon design and manufacturing services for companies developing complex and high-volume system-on-chip (SoC) designs, chose the V93000 for its proven stability and large installed base in outsourced assembly and test partners (OSATs). An important factor is that the V93000's scalability makes it easy for Alchip to add additional advanced test capabilities requested by customers.

Alchip provides integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), design houses and system houses with a full range of SoC designs including back-end wafer tape out, chip assembly to testing services. Alchip has recorded a 100 percent success rate for providing customers with designs that achieve "first-cut" success at tape out, allowing its customers to reduce critical time-to-market. The V93000 Pin Scale allows Alchip to instantly configure the system through per-pin licensing to match device requirements, pin-by-pin, for lowest cost-of-test. As test needs change, the system can be reconfigured to accommodate a new class of device or specific application requirements. With true multi-site and parallel test capabilities, the V93000 will support Alchip's requirements for testing its customers' high pin count SoC and SIP devices.

"Just as our customers come to us for Alchip's reputation for technical excellence, we selected the Verigy V93000 for its outstanding reputation as the leader in SoC test," said Kinying Kwan, CEO and President of Alchip. "The dedication of Verigy's customer support in Taiwan, and the flexibility and scalability of the V93000, will ensure that we continue to meet customer demand for our reliable, high-end SoC design and test services."

"Design services providers like Alchip are challenged to meet the highly stringent test requirements of their customers at every step of the test process," said Pascal Ronde, vice president of sales, service and support, Verigy. "The accuracy, reliability and repeatability of the V93000 will allow them to test their customers' products to the highest quality standards, in keeping with Alchip's record success rate at tape-out. The system's scalability and flexibility will let them support a full range of test requirements for all kinds of customized chip designs."

About the Verigy V93000

The Verigy V93000 provides a scalable platform architecture for testing SoCs, system-in-packages (SIPs) and high-speed memory devices. The V93000, with more than 1,500 systems installed worldwide, meets the industry's demanding performance and cost challenges, whether for at-speed engineering characterization or high-volume production. The test system provides low cost-of-test with massive multi-site capabilities, with data rates up to 12.8 Gbps and supports a full range of digital, mixed-signal, RF and wireless applications.

About Alchip Technologies

Alchip Technologies, Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is a provider of silicon design and manufacturing services for companies developing complex and high-volume system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Founded in 2002 by semiconductor veterans from Silicon Valley and Japan, Alchip provides services intended to enable customers to cost-effectively address increasing technological complexity of silicon design and the need to reduce time to market. Alchip targets customers that address rapidly growing and high-volume end markets, such as entertainment devices, mobile phones, HDTV, communications equipment, computers and other consumer electronic products. Alchip has provided design services on numerous complex SoC devices at 130nm, 90nm and 65nm advanced process technologies. Alchip has branch offices in the U.S. (Santa Clara, CA), Japan (Shin-Yokohama), China (Shanghai), and Taiwan (Hsinchu). Additional information about Alchip is available at

About Verigy

Verigy designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services advanced test systems and solutions for the memory and system-on-chip segments of the semiconductor industry. Verigy's scalable platform systems are used by leading semiconductor companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high volume manufacturing test. Formerly part of Agilent Technologies, the company began doing business as Verigy on June 1, 2006, and completed its initial public offering on June 13, 2006. Information about Verigy can be found at


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