Steve Ledford, General Manager, Device Interface Solutions, Teradyne

Steve has been in the semiconductor industry for almost 30 years. He started his career with Motorola Semi in microcontroller product and wafer process development. He has spent the last 18 years in ATE equipment working in a variety of roles and business functions. His current role is as GM for the Device Interface business at Teradyne. He has a BSEE from University of Florida and an MBA from University of Alabama.

Device interface Challenges of the Next Decade

Consumable cost continues to increase and is now a larger percent of spend industry than ATE and materials handling equipment. Increasing device complexity is a major cause of this increase. However, device interface is becoming a bottle neck in the ability to fulfill the product test requirements. This session will describe the key drivers over the next decade that will increase device interface complexity, the technical challenges, and provide a quantitative view of key attributes. Taking those factors together, it is proposed that a new paradigm of device interface at sub-micron scale is beginning and what is needed by the industry to meet these challenges.