1/28/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS), a leading supplier of core logic and graphics chipsets, has purchased the Agilent 93000 SOC Series NP-models for testing of its HyperTransport devices used in high-performance PCs, workstations and servers.
The Agilent 93000 SOC NP-models feature test speeds of up to an industry-leading 2.5 Gb/s, thus providing SiS with the capability of fast and thorough testing of upcoming high-speed technologies such as PCI Express and Serial ATA. SiS has successfully tested SiS755, the first 1.6 Gb/s chipset with HyperTransport on the Agilent 93000 NP-model.
"Time to market is one of our key concerns, as missing only one product cycle can put us out of the fast-moving PC market," said by Michael T.H Chen, senior vice president of SiS' Integrated Product and Connectivity Product Division. "The Agilent 93000 NP-model is a single scalable platform that maximizes our long-term capital investment by adding new capabilities over time instead of having to buy new testers frequently before the existing ones are written off."
"The 93000 enables SiS to introduce leading-edge technology to the market without an added investment in a new ATE platform," said Tom Newsom, vice president and general manager of Agilent's SOC Business Unit. "Traditionally, Agilent provides the longest system lifetimes in the automated testing equipment industry, which allows our customers to get a healthy return on their investments - even during the hard times."
Integrated functions like the scope tool and built-in source sync option allow for fast debugging and therefore faster time to market. The 93000's unique per-pin-architecture ensures low test times in production as all pins can be processed in parallel at the same time.
About HyperTransport Technology
HyperTransport technology is a high-speed, high-performance, point-to-point link for integrated circuits, and is designed to meet the bandwidth needs of tomorrow's computing and communications platforms. HyperTransport technology helps reduce the number of buses while providing a high-performance link for PCs, workstations, and servers, as well as numerous embedded applications and highly scalable multiprocessing systems.
About the Agilent 93000 SOC Series
The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is the industry's fastest growing, lowest cost single, scalable platform with over 400 installed systems. The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is designed to meet both the demanding performance and cost challenges of SOC testing. Models are configured to span the widest range of applications that may require ultra-high-speed digital data rates, up to 10 Gb/s, and the broadest range of mixed-signal and RF capabilities. With this range of capabilities, the 93000 SOC Series is the first choice for SCMs and the first choice for high-volume manufacturing. For more information visit: www.agilent.com/see/semitestnews.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS), a leading core logic and graphics supplier, was founded in 1987 in the Hsin-chu Science-based Industrial Park in Taiwan. Combining a broad logic technology base (CPU, core logic, 3D graphics, connectivity) with advanced fab capabilities (0.18u/0.15u/0.13u), the company is well positioned to be a leader in system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices.
The company has been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2363) since August 1997. For more information, please visit www.sis.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 36,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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