Test firms KVD, Unisem sharing US facilities

Feb. 4, 2008 – Unisem Berhad, a Malaysian semiconductor assembly/test services provider, has agreed to lease part of its facilities in Sunnyvale, CA, to KVD, a test supplier located down the coast in Carlsbad, CA, to use the site for analog test and final test/wafer sorting, as well as training purposes. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The companies said in a statement that the facilities sharing spans categories that align with both sides’ areas of expertise: final testing and probe for linear, power management, sensor and MEMS. Unisem also will host KVD’s equipment as an “incubator” for analog and fabless startups.

“This partnership will not only allow Unisem to work more closely with our valued partner, but will also provide both companies with an opportunity to drive additional business, as it will open us up to new customers that we could not individually serve before,” stated James Cook, president of Unisem Test Sunnyvale.


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