Zhongke and Shiba Soku Begins Cooperation in IC Testing
An agreement was signed on Feb. 15 between "Jiangsu IC Testing Service Center", based on Suzhou Zhongke, and Shiba Soku Co., Ltd. of Japan to carry out cooperation in IC equipment testing, testing technology, and training of engineers.
Since its founding in June 2005, "Jiangsu IC Testing Service Center", has reached cooperation intent with a number of ATE suppliers in the field of IC testing. Many global ATE suppliers are currently setting up offices and branches in China but finding it hard to develop the market on account of the high prices of ATE equipment and heavy cost in equipment maintenance, which is not affordable for many domestic IC enterprises. In such circumstances, the role of testing platform supported by the government is particularly important in backing up IC industry in China. The cooperation between the IC testing center and Shiba Soku will create a win-win situation. It will offer a good solution to avoid the risk of purchasing expensive equipment for the center.
The testing center will make full use of the sample equipment of the suppliers to provide testing services and to train technical teams. For Shiba Soku, it will be a good opportunity to promote its equipment and familiarized IC personnel with the equipment and testing technology, which will yield long-term benefits from the market.
Feb. 17, 2006