Tokyo (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) and SJ Semiconductor Corp. (SJSemi), a leading middle-end-of-line (MEOL) semiconductor test-service company based in Jiangyin, China, have signed a volume purchase agreement that calls for the Chinese company to buy numerous T5830 memory testers from Advantest. SJSemi will use the systems in testing service for serial peripheral interface (SPI) NOR flash memory devices, which are in high demand due to booming growth in organic LEDs (OLEDs) and touch display driver ICs (TDDIs).
“We are very pleased to enter this strategic agreement with Advantest, and we look forward to continuing the partnership between our companies as we expand our business scope into the growing Memory market and proceed for more complex 3DIC,” said Cui Dong, CEO of SJSemi.
SJSemi already has an installed base of Advantest’s V93000 systems for testing high-speed digital and precision analog ICs. The latest order represents the first time that SJSemi has purchased memory testers from Advantest.