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Virtual VOICE 2021 highlights IC test solutions

8th June 2021
Mick Elliott

Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest will host the Virtual VOICE 2021 Developer Conference on June 21-23 to highlight the newest solutions and best practices for testing semiconductor devices.

Organised around the unifying theme of “Converging Technologies. Creating Possibilities.” this year’s event will include approximately 70 technical presentations, a Technology Kiosk Showcase providing the latest test solutions via virtual booths and presentations, virtual exhibits of test-related products and services at the Partners’ Expo, two keynote addresses plus a featured industry talk, and a follow-up Workshop Day on June 24.

The conference’s technical presentations are organised in eight tracks: Test Methodologies, T2000/T6391 Platforms, Testing Challenges in the Age of Convergence, Parametric Test, Factory Automation, 5G/Millimeter Wave, Hardware and Software Design Integration, and Hot Topics.

The Partners’ Expo features headline sponsors AllianceATE, a virtual test and product-engineering organisation, and ISE Labs ASE Group, the industry’s largest semiconductor engineering service provider, and a host of other companies.

In Virtual VOICE 2021’s first keynote speech on June 22, Dr. Kate Darling, a leading expert in robot ethics and a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, will explore how technology design and related policy decisions are influenced by emotional connections between humans and life-like machines. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, Forbes, Wired, NPR, and more.

In the second keynote address on June 23, Fredi Lajvardi, vice president of STEM initiatives for the Si Se Puede Foundation, will share his experiences working with a high-school robotics team that went on to win a national championship. Their story led to a major motion picture, a documentary, and an IMAX film.

This year’s program also includes a featured industry talk, “The New Post-COVID, Post-Global Era: Semiconductor Industry Macro Trends,” by G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO and chairman of industry analyst firm VLSIresearch.

Online registration remains open through June 16 at https://voice.advantest.com/register/

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