This paper details a breakthrough technology for ATE fixtures. These new fixtures address the current market needs to be faster, cheaper and smaller. The new fixture design decreases typical fixture turn times to two to three days on average. Fixture prices also are reduced by approximately 50 to 60 percent. ATE technology provides improved pointing accuracy for testing targets down to 0.015" targets on a 0.5 mm pitch.
Mr. St.Onge has been in the electronics test industry since 1977, working for companies such as Fault Finders, Fairchild, Schlumberger, and Everett Charles Technologies. Gary holds 10 US patents related to ATE, has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer in New York State.
Everett Charles Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of the Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), is a leading manufacturer of electrical test products and services, including semiconductor test products, bare-board automatic test systems, Pogo® test contacts, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures. ECT manufacturing, service, and support facilities are ISO registered with locations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company has been awarded numerous patents and participates actively in developing industry standards. Corporate offices for Everett Charles Technologies are located at 700 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona, California 91767. Additional information about ECT is available via the Internet at http://www.ectinfo.com.