CWS upgrades on-wafer accelerated reliability line for Agilent testers

January 24, 2012 – PRNewswire — Core Wafer Systems, Inc. (CWS), subsidiary of Action Products International Inc. (OTC Pink:APII), upgraded its PDQ-WLR on-wafer accelerated reliability product line to version 7.0. CWS designed v.7.0 specifically for Agilent Technologies’ Parametric Testers.

Version 7.0 offers expanded measurement and reporting capabilities for sophisticated deep-nanometer technology test suites. PDQ-WLR 7.0 provides 50% more measurements than previous versions and addresses issues for deep nanometer technologies such as NBTI or intelligent mobile ion. It is a stand-alone software release (Version 8 works in conjunction with PDQ-WARp).

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The PDQ-WLR product is a plug-in for Agilent Technologies’ High Volume Manufacturing Testers (40XX) product line, running in HP-UX or LINUX operating systems. The new routines utilize the advanced features of the Agilent testers and instruments such as the arbitrary waveform generator and parallel stress and measurements for a number of tests. PDQ-WLR 7.0 can be purchased as a drop-in or a separate product, backwards-compatible upgrade for earlier versions of PDQ-WLR running in HP-UX, or those running under CWS’ ASUR SDR.

The new version resulted from customer input; CWS has over 800 active licenses of PDQ-WLR, said Greg Miller, Board of Directors, Action Products and marketing director of Core Wafer Systems, including TSMC, Winbond, Texas Instruments (TI), and Hewlett Packard (HP).

CWS received commitments exceeding $3 million in revenue from upgrades in 2012, and expects to more than double its current orders. CWS is targeting over 300% growth into 2013 between upgrades and new customers.

Action Products International, Inc. (OTC Pink: APII.PK) is the parent company of Core Wafer Systems, Inc., a technology leader with a propriety parallel measurement schema for evaluation of physical phenomena in semiconductor devices and processes. More information is available at or

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