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Success | New industrial production processes
Presto Engineering Europe, the European subsidiary of California-based Presto Engineering, offers high-performance testing and analysis services that help semiconductor component makers get their products to market faster.
The bottleneck for many semiconductor component makers is the crucial testing phase. Electrical, thermal, and functional testing can take anywhere from three to twelve months— with the ever-present risk of falling behind quicker competitors. Presto Engineering has developed testing and analysis methods that can save time while improving product reliability. The company is best known for its radiofrequency know-how, which it is developing further through a joint lab set up with Leti in 2010. The lab is working on a design-for-test approach that can facilitate later-stage testing. With its European hub in Grenoble, Presto Engineering aims to team up with the area’s semiconductor companies to explore new methods like back-end testing for parts just before they reach the industrial-scale production stage.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.