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Roos Instruments   January 21 2009
Roos Instruments, Inc.(RI) announced today that STATS ChipPAC Ltd.'s US Test Services group, a full-service semiconductor test development facility, has selected RI's RI7100A 20 GHz microwave and mixed signal tester to provide its customers with microwave test capability for wireless applications up to 20GHz. Applications include cellular handset devices, cellular infrastructure, wireless LAN, WAN and PAN, such as Bluetooth, 802.11, WiMax, Satellite TV, Cable TV set top boxes, and advanced high performance antenna switching devices. STATS ChipPAC's US Test facilities located in Milpitas, California offer customers access to high-end, richly configured test systems, as well as software and hardware development, wafer sort, final test and other backend services.

"STATS ChipPAC's US test facilities play a vital role in STATS ChipPAC’s continuing strategy to offer customers total manufacturing solutions that will help reduce time-to-market. These facilities are specially designed for easy accessibility to shorten ramp times," said Mark Kelley, General Manager of STATS ChipPAC Test Services. "Partnering with Roos Instruments extends our test coverage all the way to 20 GHz while also providing access to the high performance, high frequency, fixturing, docking, wafer probing expertise the Roos team brings with its 20 plus years testing microwave devices."

Mark Roos, CEO and Chief Engineer at Roos Instruments said, "Most of our customers have a high mix of devices, all of which have critical performance targets as well as fast time to market pressure. Getting fixturing and DUT board design right the first time is critical to both of these needs. Working with STATS ChipPAC adds the capability to have a nearby high end facility capable of providing design, and on tester verification in a production environment very early in the test development cycle."

About the RI7100A

The RI7100A ATE System is a highly configurable, leading edge tester for a wide variety of IF, RF, and Microwave devices from 5 kHz up to 20 GHz, from simple power amplifiers and LNAs to complete transceivers and systems. Custom fixtures accommodate high volume production test of wafer, packaged parts, or modules. The RI7100A is the only tester on the market optimized for high speed test of communication devices commonly found in cellular phones, Bluetooth devices, set top boxes for satellite TV, cable TV, ship board and airborne military radar, cellular infrastructure, WiFi, WiMax, and Point to Point wireless LAN.

About Roos Instruments

Founded in 1989, Roos Instruments, based in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Salem, NH, Seoul, ROK and Chiba, Japan, develops, manufactures and supports characterization and production test solutions for the semiconductor industry. RI systems provide RF manufacturers the lowest "cost of test" with unmatched throughput, and up-time. RI's ability to improve time to market with a unique, fast, reusable test development method provides customers with a critical benefit. RI equipment tests devices, modules and SiPs used in all forms of wireless communications. If you need to test Fiber Optic, Radio, or Microwave Integrated Circuits at production volumes and you want steady, reliable performance from a system with the highest MTBF in the industry, choose Roos Instruments to provide the fastest available ATE solution.