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Test Systems Strategies Inc. (TSSI) Announces the Introduction of Solstice™ - The Industries First Pre-Silicon Validation Tool That Enables Design Verification Engineers to Provide Validated ATE Patterns

BEAVERTON, Ore., -- December 21, 2012 -- Test Systems Strategies, Inc. (TSSI), a worldwide leader in design to test conversion, simulation and validation tools announced today the introduction of Solstice, the industries first test automation tool developed to enable both the DFT and Design Validation Engineer to quickly validate pre-silicon patterns and timing within the testbench simulation environment. Thus, Solstice eliminates the tedious and iterative process typically requiring the DFT and Test Engineer to grind through the debugging of failing patterns and timing on their ATE. Providing this validation capability early in the process (pre-silicon) allows correction of critical errors when it’s most important and least costly.

“By providing a tool that enables the design team to send validated ATE patterns and timing over to test engineering allows the generation of working test programs in a matter of hours opposed to many times having to be measured in days or even weeks.” Said Hau Lam, TSSI’s CEO. “Helping to keep your schedules predictable, minimizing interrupts in the engineering workflow and ultimately performing as a tool that facilitates accurate communication between the development and test teams.”

If your current design to test process suffers from test generation errors due to poor or non- existent tools or struggles from cumbersome debug methodologies utilized between your design and test organizations contact TSSI to see what Solstice can do to help improve your engineering predictability, productivity and costs.

Detailed Solstice product information can be found here: Solstice Product Page .

About TSSI

TSSI is a worldwide leading provider of design-to-test pattern conversion and validation software solutions. Design and test teams of all sizes use TSSI products to save time, cut costs, and dramatically decrease time to market. TSSI provides innovative products and premier services for converting functional and structural simulation data from EDA (electronic design automation) output formats to ATE (automatic test equipment) program files. The company’s revolutionary Virtual Test technologies offer design and test teams time and cost savings in pre- and post-silicon test program verification, debugging, and failure analysis. One of the company’s major contributions includes the invention of the Waveform Generation Language (WGL), the de-facto standard for DFT (design-for-test), ATPG (automatic test pattern generation) and tester interface. Readers can learn more about TSSI by visiting www.tessi.com