Singapore-based packaging and testing house ST Assembly Test Services (STATS) said its Shanghai testing facility is ready for operations, according to a company press release on November 5.

Located in the Zhangjiang High Tech Park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, STATS's new facility offers wafer probe and final test services targeting the mixed signal market in China. STATS will initially relocate engineering and operations staff from its Singapore facility to the new plant.

On September 3, STATS announced that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) was utilizing its Shanghai facility to perform initial and final testing of mixed signal devices. STATS plans to transfer SMIC's orders to the Shanghai plant, the company said. STATS's facility occupies 25,000 square feet with Class 10K clean room space. The plant is equipped with a range of mixed signal and digital test platforms including Teradyne Catalyst, Teradyne J750 and Agilent 93K. STATS claimed these platforms are suitable for testing a wide range of communications and digital consumer products, including wireless, RF, xDSL, SONET and 3D graphics.


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