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Robert Pulman, Sales and Support Manager, ipTESTRobert Pulman, Sales and Support Manager
ipTEST first introduced the concept of an integrated product for indexed-parallel discrete device testing 35 years ago, which removed the production bottleneck at back-end test. At the outset, ipTEST was founded specifically to develop the highest speed production line testers for Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs) of discrete power semiconductors. ipTEST continues to focus its highly skilled team on product innovation and equipment delivery by creating strong relationships with its manufacturing and logistics partners. As a long-established supplier of production parametric power discrete test equipment and services, ipTEST holds extensive knowledge of the requirements for testing bare die and packaged devices as well as at wafer level. “Our Mostrak test systems are established in the top global manufacturers in the world and we continue to innovate with new products which increase production speeds, test coverage and ease of use for our customers”, says Robert Pulman, Sales and Support Manager, ipTEST.

ipTEST retains its core value of flexibility in order to deliver highly customised solutions. “Our goal is to maintain a closeness to our customers to really understand their needs and pain-points”, said Pulman. This helps ipTEST develop tester products that meet their customers current manufacturing needs and anticipate those of their future products. “Driven by the need for greater switching efficiency in power conversion applications for markets such as renewables and automotive motor drives, todays device testing requirements are rightly focussed on dynamic switching performance and ruggedness testing of devices,” Pulman notes. To this end, ipTEST has introduced new generators focused on switching tests with nano-second resolution performed at full production speeds.


Our Mostrak test systems are established in the top global manufacturers in the world, and we continue to innovate with new products which increase production speeds, test coverage and ease of use for our customers

The company’s established product, Mostrak, offers a complete testing solution for static, avalanche, switching, gate oxide quality and die-attach thermal tests of all types of power discrete devices such as MOS, IGBT, SiC/GaN, bipolar and diodes. Recently, ipTEST has introduced its next-generation evolution of Mostrak, ‘M2’, which significantly increases throughput and accuracy while reducing tester size, power consumption and down-time with a simple upgrade path to higher capability. Supporting ipTEST’s hardware is a common user environment based on the stable Linux platform with added cell automation facilities.

Central to ipTEST’s ethos is its focus on customer requirements. Backed by engineering teams that work closely with customer’s engineers, ipTEST is highly responsive to customer requests for new product development, which gives the company an inside-track when developing its product roadmap. Recently, one of its customers was faced with the need to increase capacity but with limited budget and production floor space. Pulman mentions, “We were able to upgrade a number of existing test systems with specific generators from our new M2 range which increased productivity of the upgraded systems by nearly 30 percent.”

Pulman believes that as the fabrication technology matures, wide band-gap device applications will shift from using discrete devices towards more integrated modules with more specific functions. ipTEST is poised to align itself with this trend with its capability to blend three essential aspects: the flexibility of a lean but focussed company, its intimacy with customers and the ability to design and deliver industry-leading high-speed production testers to the world’s leading global device manufacturers.

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ipTEST

Company
ipTEST

Headquarters
Surrey, England

Management
Robert Pulman, Sales and Support Manager

Description
ipTEST is a long-established established supplier of production parametric power discrete test equipment and services, so we have extensive knowledge of discrete device testing for bare die and packaged devices as well as at wafer level. ipTEST first introduced the concept of an integrated product for indexed-parallel discrete device testing 35 years ago, which removed the production bottleneck at back-end test. At the outset, ipTEST was founded specifically to develop the highest speed production line testers for Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs) of discrete power semiconductors. ipTEST continues to focus its highly skilled team on product innovation and equipment delivery by creating strong relationships with its manufacturing and logistics partners