SATS provider Sigurd chooses Multitest MT2168

March 31, 2011 — Sigurd Microelectronics Corporation (Sigurd) will be the first adopter of Multitest’s MT2168 pick-and-place test handler in volume production in Taiwan. The SATS provider will use it to test various QFN packages.

Sigurd, an independent provider of semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS), is known for being a pioneer in employing new IC assembly and test equipment and technologies. Responding to the market requirements, Sigurd continuously improves and upgrades its technology and equipment base.

The recently installed MT2168 ambient-hot pick-and-place handler is used for a hot test application of various small QFN packages. Using the handler in a high-volume environment, Sigurd decided on the fully automated, 16 contact site version of the scalable platform.

After running production tests for several weeks, Sigurd experienced significant advantages from the optimized test cell utilization. Excellent handler jam rate and high soak buffer design allowed the company to almost double daily output.

Sigurd Microelectronics Corporation’s test services cover a wide range of both standard and customized test solutions, including C/P and F/T for logic, analog, mixed-signal, RF, memory and power. The products assembled and tested by the company are extensively used in wireless communication, computing, digital consumer and multimedia products. Sigurd’s customers include many of the world’s leading semiconductor design houses, IDMs and wafer foundries. For more information, visit

Multitest manufactures test equipment for semiconductors, including test handlers, contactors, and ATE printed circuit boards. For more information, visit

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