MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire -04/17/12)- inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT - News), an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of temperature management products and semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) interface solutions, today announced that the Company was selected by Texas Instruments (TI) as a 2011 Supplier Excellence Award recipient in recognition of its role in supporting the manufacture of TI's innovative products. Specifically, inTEST's Mechanical and Electrical Product Segments were recognized for their docking, manipulator, and wafer probing interface products. The Supplier Excellence award was presented to inTEST Corporation on April 13, 2012.
The award, given annually, honors firms whose dedication and commitment in supplying products and services meet TI's high standards for excellence. TI concentrates on recognizing those suppliers who exemplify the highest levels of excellence and emphasize continuous improvement efforts to set higher goals and achieve greater customer results. Recipients are an elite group of suppliers chosen for their exemplary performance in the areas of cost, environmental responsibility, technology responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality. inTEST was among 15 award recipients selected from TI's global supplier base of more than 12,000 companies. In presenting the award to inTEST, Rob Simpson, Vice President of TI's Worldwide Procurement and Logistics, noted, "We set high expectations for our supply chain partners in order to ensure our 90,000 customers get to market fast with innovative products. inTEST delivers unsurpassed customer service, including timely problem resolution, and the supply to meet our demands. More than ever, increased market pressures worldwide challenge us to help our customers take their products to market faster and at a lower cost. We look to valued suppliers like inTEST Corporation to help us achieve these priorities through outstanding quality and performance."
"inTEST's valued partnership with Texas Instruments has spanned nearly 30 years," commented Daniel J. Graham, inTEST Corporation's Senior Vice President, General Manager - Mechanical Products Segment and General Manager - Electrical Products Segment, "and we are highly honored by their recognition of our achievements in supplier excellence. Long-standing industry relationships with our suppliers and customers are a hallmark of our success, leading to smooth new-product introductions and helping to ensure that all the elements of our customers' test set will work together efficiently as a system -- and be delivered on time. The TI Supplier Excellence award is public recognition of the ongoing efforts that inTEST has made to provide the highest level of manufacturing expertise to support the industry's highly demanding technology. We look forward to providing continued support of Texas Instruments as they drive innovation."
inTEST Corporation's Mechanical Products (Manipulators and Docking Hardware)
inTEST's Universal Test Head Manipulators are designed to securely hold and precisely position test heads weighing up to 3,000 pounds. They are also designed for maximum flexibility, which enables them to be used with any wafer probers and device handlers. inTEST's fast test set-ups and ease of use substantially increase the utilization and efficiency of test equipment, providing lower test cost, fast return on investment, and maximum test floor productivity.
inTEST's docking systems are designed to control the electrical and mechanical interface between two pieces of automatic test equipment. In addition to improving test floor efficiency, inTEST docking hardware also reduces test cost, by improving utilization and increasing the flexibility of ATE with Plug Compatible™ technology; improving accuracy and integrity of test results; and reducing ATE maintenance costs, by protecting delicate test interface components.
inTEST Corporation's Electrical Products (Tester Interfaces)
Any given tester model is designed to test a wide variety of different Integrated Circuits (ICs). Because each type of IC has different circuit configurations, an adapter is needed between the "generic" tester and the particular kind of IC being tested. inTEST tester interfaces are used to doing this. They electronically customize the tester interface, providing an electronic bridge between the tester and the specific type of IC being tested.
About inTEST Corporation
inTEST Corporation is an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of temperature management products and ATE interface solutions, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to perform final testing of integrated circuits (ICs) and wafers. The Company's high-performance products are designed to enable semiconductor manufacturers to improve the speed, reliability, efficiency and profitability of IC test processes. Specific products include positioner and docking hardware products, temperature management systems and customized interface solutions. The Company has established strong relationships with semiconductor manufacturers globally, which it supports through a network of local offices. For more information visit www.intest.com.
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