Effectively verified Global Unichip’s SiP production flow and helped customers shorten time-to-marketHsinchu, Taiwan -- Mar. 23, 2009
-- Giga Solution Tech. (TW:3559), the only professional test service corporation focusing on RFIC/SiP/SoC test area, and Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443), the leading fabless ASIC and SoC design foundry, today announced the jointly developed test service solution for RF SiP of mobile TV tuner has successfully achieved mass production.
Giga Solution is the only Taiwan test service provider capable of developing comprehensive test solution for RFIC, RF SiP and RF SoC. “The mass production test solution of RF mobile TV tuner SiP jointly developed by Giga Solution and GUC includes mass production test on both RF KGD (Know Good Die) and SiP. It can effectively help customers improve the final product yield and substantially reduce manufacturing cost of the SiP. Before the RF SoC can be developed, the RF SiP solution can certainly help customers shorten time-to-market, time-to-volume and facilitate time-to-profit as a result,” said Liang Po Chen, general manager of Giga Solution.
“With the prevalence of the smart handset, SiP becomes a must to accommodate all the features required while we maintain compact form factor. The adoption of SiP techniques in wireless communication IC has become a trend” said Jim Lai, president and COO of GUC. “This RF SiP production test solution for mobile TV tuner proves that GUC’s SiP production flow launched in 2008 as the industry first has successfully integrated the RF and analog SiP technology. Customers now have more alternatives to achieve even better time-to-market and time-to-volume with our production proven flow.”
The latest mobile terminals and consumer electronics products have typical built-in communication functions such as Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, FM radio, Mobile TV, GPS, WiMAX, etc. To successfully assemble various selective features into a single device according to different market requirements in a very short marketing window, SiP is the key. More and more system manufacturers, especially those of cell phones and portable devices, have adopted the new SiP module for a fast and low risk way to realize their products.
The RF SiP poses great challenges during functional verifications, test, and mass production. The challenges in test alone include RF modulation signal generation and calibration, development of test on Bit Error Rate (BER), precision of RF Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) test, system scan test, built-in self-test technique, and maturity of ADC/DAC test. One has to think from the system level to develop the SiP product in order to address the challenges from various aspects from system design, SoC design, SoC/package co-design to testability and cost. This joint development of Giga Solution and GUC successfully surmounts the great challenges and at the same time presents an effective solution to the industry.About Giga Solution
Giga Solution, founded in 2000 and located in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, is a leading testing service provider that focuses on Integrated Circuit testing for Wireless & Communication applications. We have capability to develop RFIC/SiP/SoC wafer probing testing solution, At Giga Solution, we want to be the preferred supplier aiming to deliver the right test solutions at the right time for the right cost with the World Class Quality. At Giga Solution we believe price is not the main issue but competition for time-to-market and reduce cost for testing are challenges. Giga Solution will help you to meet these challenges. We provide turnkey test solutions from test development, wafer sort, final test to high temperature bake, tape and reel, lead scan and drop shipment.About Global Unichip Corp.
Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated fabless ASIC provider based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC is now publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443 with 2008 revenue of US$295MUSD. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and the best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk. For more information, please visit http://www.globalunichip.com