March 12, 2003 – Shanghai, China – Teradyne Inc., Boston, MA, has opened the doors of a new Shanghai office and manufacturing facility, expanding the company’s operations in China.
The 84,000 sq. ft. office will serve Chinese and multinational customers requiring test systems for a broad range of semiconductor devices, test and inspection systems for printed circuit boards, and high-density connectors, backplanes and complex system integration and test services.
The first Teradyne test system in China, a T317, was shipped in 1979 to the Guangzhou Eastern Factory for semiconductor device manufacturing. Since that time, Teradyne has grown with China’s technology industry. Currently, more than 200 Teradyne semiconductor systems and more than 600 circuit board test and inspection systems are installed in the country. Teradyne also provides connections systems’ products and services to a growing list of Chinese communication companies and in addition, provides manufacturing and test services for the Integra J750 line of semiconductor test systems in the Shanghai facility. Driven by these combined activities, Teradyne expects to double the current employment of 80 people by year-end.