Building on the 2009 Summit, a panel of experts will discuss the latest test challenges and the technologies that are emerging to deal with them, including JTAG/boundary-scan test and vectorless test techniques as well as the continued role of in-circuit electrical test, optical inspection, X-ray inspection and functional electrical test.
The emergence of 3-D chips is posing test challenges to board and system designers as well as chip makers. Designers and manufacturers will have to pay particular attention to design-for-test techniques, leveraging the DFT that chip makers provide to support PCB test, field diagnostics, and field firmware upgrades.
Chad Hankinson has been in the loaded board test market with Everett Charles Technologies for the past 20 years and has been President of the Fixture and Services group for the past five years. The Fixture and Services group of Everett Charles is the world’s largest in-circuit programming and fixture supplier. The group has manufacturing sites in Colorado and New York to satisfy the North American Market, Singapore to satisfy the South Asia Market, Hungary to satisfy the European market, and Shenzhen China and Suzhou China to satisfy the China market.
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.