SiS Selects Agilent's Manufacturing Test Solutions for PCI Express

6/16/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS), a leading supplier of core logic chipsets, has purchased manufacturing test solutions for at-speed test of PCI Express devices. By upgrading the company's existing Agilent 93000 SOC with the newly introduced BIST Assist 6.4 parameterized loopback cards, SiS will benefit from Agilent's single scalable architecture and maximize its capital equipment investment.

The order from SiS includes multiple NP2500 channels for full I/O characterization and the BIST Assist 6.4 for low-cost, high-volume manufacturing test. NP2500 will enable SiS to validate its designs at data rates up to 3.2 Gb/s. The BIST Assist cards, with bandwidth to cover data rates up to 6.4 Gb/s, use a combination of built-in self-test (BIST) and integrated automated test equipment (ATE) technology to maintain a high level of fault coverage at a much lower cost.

"This investment in high-speed test solutions is part of the continuous efforts of SiS in both technology innovation and quality assurance required to compete in this market," said Michael Chen, chief technology officer of SiS.

"We are entering a new frontier in ATE, and Agilent continues to work very closely with our customers to provide the best solutions for the highest-speed test coverage at the lowest cost," said Tom Newsom, vice president and general manager of Agilent's SOC Business Unit. "As a result, our 93000 single scalable platform has been recognized as the only ATE solution by Intel's Developer Network for PCI Express."

More information about PCI Express is available at the Agilent PCI Express ATE Forum:

About the Agilent 93000 SOC Series
The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is the industry's fastest growing, lowest cost single, scalable platform architecture with more than 800 installed systems worldwide. 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 subcontract manufacturers and the preference for high-volume manufacturing. More information is available at

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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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