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Are New CS Markets Pushing Reliability Culture Shift?

Conditions are changing rapidly in today’s semiconductor manufacturing market. A convergence of emerging applications — primarily 5G, IoT, AI, and AVT— has bolstered the electronics industry. While this boom is good news for the semiconductor manufacturer, the variety of applications place pressure on companies to meet multiple benchmark reliability guidelines. Manufacturers must validate reliability performance to standards of each industry. Add to this the fact that the semiconductor market has an established history of strict reliability standards already entrenched in the markets, and companies face a seemingly impossible uphill climb to qualify their technology to meet opportunity windows.

How can the technical team arm sales and marketing with hard data to convince customers that new, un-fielded products will work in the intended environment?

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Roland Shaw

President of Accel-RF

STAr Technologies

Mr. Shaw is President of Accel-RF Corporation and has over 40 years’ experience in RF/microwave test system development. He is an acknowledged industry leader in developing compound-semiconductor accelerated life test methodologies, and co-authored the “Gallium-Arsenide (GaAs) MMIC Reliability Assurance Guideline for Space Applications”, released by NASA-JPL in 1996 as the “guidebook” for space qualification of Gallium-Arsenide MMICs.

Mr. Shaw previously held management and technical positions at Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, and was Program Manager on several key projects for NASA-JSC. He has an MSEE from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and BSEE from Texas A&M University.

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STAr Technologies, established in year 2000 and headquartered in Hsinchu Taiwan, with more than 800 employees servicing customers worldwide. We provide test technologies including software, instruments, automatic test equipment, burn-in systems, probe cards, and outsourcing test services to meet demanding challenges within the semiconductor industry. Our expertise extends across parametric electrical tests (E-test), wafer-level and package-level reliability (WLR & PLR), mixed signal tests, RF and power ICs burn-in, MEMS probe cards, load boards, test interfaces and sockets.

Accel-RF Instruments and STAr-Edge Technologies, located in California, provides world leading test equipment for performing high voltage-current, and wide temperature capabilities for long-duration reliability testing and burn-in qualification of compound semiconductors, such as Gallium-Nitride (GaN) and Silicon-Carbide (SiC). These test systems have enabled successful technology developments, product launches, and industry adoption of GaN transistors and MCMs into the aerospace, military, and commercial wireless, and power electronics markets, among others.

Sales Contact Information
Phone: +1-408-416-0777
E-mail: Sales-US@STAr-Quest.com
Website: www.STAr-Quest.com

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