Solid State Technology and SEMI announce 2013 “Best of West” award winner Solid State Technology and SEMI announced the recipient of the 2013 “Best of West” Award — Mentor Graphics — for its Tessent TestKompress with Cell-Aware ATPG. The award recognizes important product and technology developments in the microelectronics supply chain. Held in conjunction with SEMICON West, the largest and most influential microelectronics exposition in North America, the Best of West finalists were selected based on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact. The Mentor Graphics Tessent TestKompress with Cell-Aware ATPG significantly improves on the standard process for testing digital integrated circuits and reduces failure escape rate by detecting defects at the transistor level that are missed by traditional automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) techniques. The Mentor Graphics booth is in the North Hall, Booth #6243. Their winning entry was entered in the “Silicon Test Solutions, Facilities & Software” category. The Best of West Award winner was announced during SEMICON West on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1:00pm.