Credence Systems develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) used in the production of semiconductors. The company serves a broad spectrum of the semiconductor industry’s testing needs through a wide range of products that test digital and mixed-signal semiconductors.
Credence utilizes its proprietary technologies to design products that provide a lower total cost of ownership than many competing products while meeting the increasingly demanding performance requirements of today’s ATE market. The company’s products are primarily designed to test semiconductors that are produced in high volume and subject to downward price pressure. Credence’s CMOS-based systems are designed to test high speed devices used in applications such as networking and portable computing as well as multimedia, digital television, and personal communications. The company’s STS digital systems test ASICs and FPGAs and the STS mixed-signal systems test semiconductors used principally in automotive and telecommunications devices. To date, the company has installed over 600 systems worldwide.
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