NI and Solitary Wave help Weill Semiconductor establish a standardized test process from laboratory validation to mass production
Recently, NI (National Instruments), the world’s leading test and measurement manufacturer, announced that it has reached a cooperation with Shanghai Solitary Wave Technology Co., Ltd. With the help of NI’s open LabVIEW platform and modular PXI hardware, Solitary has developed a test solution that meets Will semiconductor‘s RF chip products, helping Will semiconductor to establish a standardized test process from laboratory verification to mass production, and accelerating product time to market.
The proposal of new infrastructure in 2020 has accelerated the intelligent upgrade in various fields. Driven by the application side, the chip industry has ushered in a new development period. In this context, the collaboration between NI, Lone Wave and Weir Semiconductor is of great significance to drive innovation in the semiconductor industry. As a company specializing in the design and sales of semiconductor devices, Will Semiconductor is faced with the challenge of making product iterations faster and shorter time-to-market. In the future, the three parties will jointly explore and jointly create an efficient chip test mode, and are committed to optimizing the test process, shortening the test time and reducing the test cost.
As an innovator dedicated to the development of standard semiconductor automation verification and test software platforms, Solo Wave will work with NI to promote the implementation of test and measurement standardization processes in various industries. Zhou Hao, general manager of Shanghai Gubo Technology Co., Ltd., said: “Gubo has built an easy-to-use software platform SIVA based on LabVIEW and C#, combined with NI’s PXI and customers’ own third-party desktop instruments, to create cross-product lines for customers. Office, and even cross-BU testing unified services, unified testing standards, thereby improving testing efficiency and accelerating customers’ product development and mass production process.”
Ji Gang, Vice President of Shanghai Weir Semiconductor Co., Ltd., pointed out: “With the help of NI’s open PXI architecture and Solitary Wave’s easy-to-use SIVA software, Weil Semiconductor has achieved multiple product lines from laboratory verification to mass production. Test standardization and platform reuse have greatly reduced test costs and improved test efficiency, helping us to speed up product iteration and better respond to rapid market changes.”
Chips are becoming more and more complex, and the cycle from R&D to mass production of chips is getting shorter and shorter. How to achieve comprehensive and rapid verification from the laboratory to mass production is a major challenge for engineers. Traditional test methods cannot meet the current challenges. In order to meet the increasingly complex test requirements and effectively control the cost and test time, engineers need a modern chip test (Modern Lab) method, which is based on a standardized and efficient laboratory-on-a-chip operation process method.
Chen Jianzhong, sales director of NI Asia Pacific, emphasized: “The concept of Modern Lab was first proposed by NI, and NI is committed to bringing the concept of Modern Lab to China, helping Chinese customers to establish this set of standardized testing procedures, and establishing standards and feasibility in the chip testing process. The migrated architecture helps manufacturers to realize the deployment and coordinated operation of standard test benches in different regions, while providing sufficient flexibility for the research and development of new technologies in the future.”
Testing runs through every link of the chip industry chain. With the increase in the diversity and complexity of chip products, it is very necessary to build a test system based on modern testing methods. NI and Solitary Wave will play their unique advantages to help Weir Semiconductor take the lead in the market.
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