2018 – A year of Innovation for ECT: Leading Edge Products and User-Friendly Electronic CAD Download Released

In the last twelve months Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) substantially enhanced its product portfolio by releasing new products for RF test and board marking and by adding the VG product line from the Fixture Test Group. ECT also joined the GrabCAD community to facilitate access to ECT product drawings.

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High-Volume Manufacturing Testing of 5G Power Amplifiers

Keysight and Cohu Extend Collaboration

Cohu co-authored a press release with Keysight on the integration of Keysight’s 5G NR Signal Studio and PXI modular instruments with Cohu’s HVM radio frequency (RF) test tools (click here to read the press release). The press release highlights the collaboration of the two companies developing an integrated solution, which simplifies correlation of measurement test results between design validation and manufacturing test.

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ECT Custom Pogo Pins Meet Requirements in Medical Applications

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) outperformed the competition in a challenging burn-in and bench test validation for a major medical device manufacturer of pace makers. ECT’s pogo pin provided greater reliability and longevity compared to the competitor’s spring probe.

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atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at HKPCA Show 2018

Leading test solutions for bare boards and substrates

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the A8a flying probe test solution at the upcoming HKPCA Show scheduled to take place December 5 – 7, 2018 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.

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Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

ECT Contact Products continues to be your leading supplier for electronic interconnects

On October 1, 2018 Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: Cohu) announced the completion of its acquisition of Xcerra Corporation, the parent company of Everett Charles Technologies (ECT). The combination creates a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, and printed circuit board testing with a breadth of products that are unmatched in the industry.

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Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

POWAY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 1, 2018– Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Xcerra Corporation. The combination creates a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, and printed circuit board test with a breadth of products that are unmatched in the industry.

“The acquisition of Xcerra accelerates our strategy to diversify our product offerings and customer base, expanding Cohu’s addressable market to approximately $5 billion across semiconductor test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, test contacting, vision inspection, MEMS and PCB test. This combination also further strengthens our ability to fully capitalize on the growth opportunities in our key target markets of automotive, industrial, IoT and communications,” said Luis Müller, Cohu’s President and CEO. “Although softening in the mobility market combined with current geopolitical uncertainty are creating near-term headwinds, we remain confident about the long-term growth opportunities in these markets as well as our ability to deliver on our synergy goals and to profitably grow Cohu in the years ahead,” added Müller.

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atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at TPCA Show 2018

Leading test solutions for bare boards and substrates

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the A8a flying probe test solution at the upcoming TPCA Show scheduled to take place October 24 – 26, 2018 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Innovative Impedance Controlled Test Contactor for Maximized RF Power Transfer

Xcerra receives first high volume order for ICON Coaxial Contactor

Xcerra’s new ICON contactor is designed specifically for maintaining the native impedance of the device-under-test (DUT) through the contactor to the test system. Functional and AC parametric testing of high speed devices requires a high and bandwidth low noise interconnect to maintain the quality and/or fidelity of the test signal. As an impedance controlled contactor the ICON maximized high frequency power transfer by minimizing signal reflections (Return Loss).

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The World’s First 75 dB SNR Microphone Test Cell

Xcerra successfully introduced high parallel complete test cell solution for high-quality microphones

Xcerra successfully installed three microphone test cells for high parallel testing of high-end microphones featuring a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 75 dB. This solution ideally supports microphone testing for mobile phones, tablets, other state-of-the-art consumer applications.

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Diamondx Well Positioned to Ride the TDDI Wave

Xcerra’s flagship test platform brings flexibility and scalability to display driver test

Xcerra’s highly flexible Diamondx test platform can scale up to over 5000 display driver digitizers, supporting aggressive multi-site production strategies. With a wide range of general purpose and specialized instruments, the Diamondx platform meets the current and future test requirements of display driver devices, as well as the complete spectrum of multimedia ICs.

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