VLSI Research Inc.

Debbora Ahlgren, Verigy’s Chief Marketing Officer, has been deeply involved in testing for years. In this interview, she discusses how the industry is changing more rapidly than ever before and this is what makes it so exciting today. As design and manufacturing become more interconnected, often the only way to identify yield-killing problems is through test. Optical inspection is a great way to find macro problems on the wafer, but test is far more thorough. The result is more data and thus, the greater chance to capture marginalities that kill yield. Plus, test speaks the user’s language because it is electrical, not physical. Find out more in this interview.