NORWOOD, Mass., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xcerra Corporation (Nasdaq:XCRA), today announced that Nordic Semiconductor, a company that specializes in ultra-low power (ULP) 2.4GHz transceivers, notably for the Bluetooth Smart and wearables segments, has selected the Diamondx from Xcerra's semiconductor tester group, LTX-Credence, for high volume production test of their Internet of Things (IoT) products. Nordic will use the Diamondx in combination with NighthawkCT, an industry leading instrument for low cost RF test of connectivity devices.
"We are delighted to once again see LTX-Credence come out of this type of benchmarking exercise with the best overall fit for our testing needs," notes Ole-Fredrik Morken, Supply Chain Director at Nordic Semiconductor, and adds, "While our strategy in this arena is mainly driven by a requirement for highest possible throughput per test cell, we also value a long-term relationship with LTX-Credence and their consistent focus on providing best-in-class test solutions for our product segment. We are currently running high volume production on Diamondx systems at multiple OSATs in Asia."
Frank Berntsen, Chief Scientist at Nordic, commented, "After analyzing the data we determined that the Diamondx and NighthawkCT configuration features a superior combination of instrument performance, infrastructure speed and allows for a significant increase in parallel test. This is critically important for us as the application of Bluetooth Smart and emerging technologies for all types of IoT and wearables will further fuel Nordic's growth, driving the need for high volume, low cost test solutions."
Steve Wigley, vice president of the semiconductor tester group at Xcerra Corporation commented, "The growth in IoT applications is expected to be a major contributor to semiconductor unit volumes over the next several years. The combination of Diamondx and NighthawkCT was specifically designed to offer a new level of test capability for these types of applications. This new level of capability provides RF connectivity performance testing, as well as, a significantly reduced cost of testing RF enabled devices used in IoT applications. This is one of the drivers of the large installed base of Diamondx systems at the major OSATs. The selection of Diamondx and NighthawkCT for high volume production test by a key IoT player such as Nordic validates that our test solutions are well aligned to the needs of these fast growing applications."
About Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a Norway-based fabless company engaged in the development and sale of integrated circuits and related solutions for short-range wireless communication. The Company specializes in ultra-low power (ULP), 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) transceivers, and in particular on the ANT- and Bluetooth Smart communications protocols. Its solutions are applied in a range of end products, such as personal computer (PC) and tablet accessories, mobile and wearable devices, home electronic devices, sports and health monitors, toys, as well as installed sensor networks. Additional information can be found at www.nordicsemi.no.
Xcerra Corporation is comprised of four businesses in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test markets: atg-Luther & Maelzer, Everett Charles Technologies, LTX-Credence and Multitest. The combination of these businesses creates a company with a broad spectrum of semiconductor and PCB test expertise that drives innovative new products and services, and the ability to deliver to customers fully integrated semiconductor test cell solutions. The Company addresses the broad, divergent requirements of the mobility, industrial, automotive and consumer end markets, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at www.xcerra.com or at each product group's website; www.atg-lm.com, www.ectinfo.com, www.ltxc.com and www.multitest.com
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