Can Excel Do That?

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 02/05/2017

Since Microsoft Excel was first released in 1985 (interestingly for an Apple Macintosh), it has evolved into a powerful and ubiquitous tool for many...

What's New Under The ATE Sun?

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 05/13/2016

I am writing this after having just attended the Advantest VOICE conference. This year was the 10th anniversary of VOICE. The conference was started...

Mergers and Acquisitions Forge New Test Challenges

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 07/06/2015

With the recent announcement of Avago's agreement to acquire Broadcom, and other M&A activity in the semiconductor market, my first thought is focused on the increased test ...

Four Essentials for Managing Test Capacity

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 02/03/2015

In my last several posts, I examined how managing chip test capacity has changed—and has not changed—over the past quarter century or so. These "chronicles" revealed, in part, ...

Disciplined Test Capacity Investment

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 11/12/2014

As these chronicles traverse the turn of the century (see related posts below), I'm reminded how the deflation of the dot-com bubble through most of 2000 and 2001 had a significant impact ...

The Nature of Test Capacity

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 09/09/2014

Picking up where I last stopped in these test capacity management chronicles, I am reminded of a season of significant growth in semiconductor test outsourcing followed by a tightening ...

Test Capacity Management Chronicles: Lost in Translation

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 06/12/2014

In "Test Capacity Management Chronicles, Part 1", I left off by talking about the industry shift to proactively managing tester configurations. I'm sure my story triggered memories ...

Test Capacity Management Chronicles, Part 1

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 05/15/2014

I recently highlighted the major stakeholder groups in the test industry that care about test capacity and how it's managed: the test specifier, test provider, test equipment ...

Who Cares About ATE Configurations?

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 03/10/2014

In my last article on semiconductor test capacity, I talked about how to properly track your test capacity. I explained how taxonomy, completeness, and accessibility ...

Properly Track Test Capacity

  • By Dan Hamling
  • 01/23/2014

In my career as a test engineer, ATE product specialist, test equipment appraiser, and used ATE reseller, I think I can say I've seen all the possible ways known to man of ...

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