26 April 2016, Penang – Epson, a market leader for IC Handlers, today announced the launch of the new generation NS8000II series of IC test handlers in Southeast Asia for chip manufacturers and testers in the manufacturing and semiconductor industry.
The New Generation NS8000II series of IC handlers are capable of transferring, testing, and sorting up to 13,500 chips per hour. They deliver high consistency and accuracy, with standard contact pressure sufficient for high-speed testing of high-pin-count chips. The machines are able to test chips at temperatures as high as 155°C.
The IC handlers are used widely in testing of chips for wireless communication such as tablet PCs and smartphones, applications for Internet of Things such as wearables, as well as other applications within the manufacturing and automotive industries. IDC estimates that global spending on IoT devices and services will rise from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 20201. That growth is expected to be fueled by growth in devices, connectivity solutions, and IT services.
Epson's IC Handlers, developed from its advanced robotics technology, are recognised as the industry's fastest and most accurate handlers for high-speed transferring, testing and sorting of chips for factory automation. Epson will be providing a one-stop IC Handler solution and will sell directly to customers.
Epson will be showcasing its IC Handlers for the first time at Semicon Southeast Asia 2016 in Penang from 26 to 28 April 2016.
"We are committed to growing our IC Handler business within Southeast Asia, and look to see further growth, with the expected increase in volume of chips for connected devices and solutions. As a market leader of IC handlers in Southeast Asia, Epson's expertise in precision engineering and robotics has enabled us to deliver IC handlers that are highly accurate and reliable to meet the stringent needs of our customers and to help them reduce testing costs," said Mr Ng Ngee Khiang, Regional General Manager, Epson Robotics Division.
1IDC Report, Worldwide Internet of Things Forecast, 2015-2020 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25658015