Chroma Test Equipment Designated by IFEC 2017 for Power Supply Competition

<Note: This article was released on September 6>
The IFEC, initiated by IEEE, is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location.

Chroma, the world’s leading manufacturer of test instrumentation, has been the only official designated equipment sponsor for three consecutive years and recently participated in the competition held at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the United States. A Chroma 8000 Automated Test System (ATS) was customized to perform the test items for the competition where students were to create high efficiency, high density isolated DC-DC converters. The data measured by the Chroma 8000 ATS was used as the evaluation criteria and the test items are summarized as below:

Test Items Measurements
Steady State Test Output boltage, ripple voltage, efficiency
Load Transient Response Test Output voltage waveform, positive/negative overshoot voltage
Burn-in Test Output voltage, ripple voltage, efficiency

To cope with the competition requirements for high accuracy and high current slew, the 8000 ATS was equipped Chroma’s 63600 Series high precision electronic load with a sampling rate of up to 500k Hz and a 2A/µs current slew rate. Combined with the open software architecture of the Chroma 8000 ATS, a complete test report was generated to give the judges an important reference to rate the competition entries.

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▲Chroma 8000 ATS Used by IFEC 2017

With more than 30 years of experience in precision instrumentation, Chroma is a leader of automated test systems specialized in a variety of power electronics testing. To adapt to new energy development, Chroma has been actively developing test solutions for solar energy, electric vehicles, and battery packs industries to satisfy their customer’s demands.

Chroma was proud of contributing the industry experience in this international energy design competition and will continue to sponsor the 2018 IFEC helping to nurture the future elite in the field of electronics. The IFEC 2017 competition results will be announced on the IFEC official website soon. For detailed information, please refer to the URL below:

IFEC Official Website: http://energychallenge.weebly.com/

 

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Chroma ATE Invested Innovative Nanotech Inc. with Technology Transfer from ITRI to Advancing in Semiconductor Front-end Process Inspection

TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Nov. 24, 2017 — Innovative Nanotech Inc., invested by Chroma ATE Inc., signed a contract with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on Nov. 24 for “Nanoparticles Monitoring Technology” transfer. In addition, ITRI will serve as an important shareholder of Innovative Nanotech. Just a short time ago Innovative Nanotech had been contracted with Hsinchu Science Park for the purpose of developing and creating liquid nanoparticle monitoring systems used in the semiconductor manufacturing process to help improve the yield rate.

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Figure:Chroma ATE Inc. CEO Leo Huang (right) signed a contract with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on Nov. 24 for “Nanoparticles Monitoring Technology” transfer to Chroma’s new startup company, Innovative Nanotech Inc.

Large amount of liquid solutions are often used to clean, grind and etch the wafer surface during the semiconductor manufacturing process and impurities in the solution have an impact on the defect rate. Light scattering particle measurement technology currently cannot precisely detect the size and quantity of solution particles under 20nm, which makes it difficult in controlling the manufacturing process. Also, with development from 20nm to 10nm and even to 7nm, the minimized transistors make the width of current path narrow; therefore, when impurities like nanoparticles appear in solution, it will affect the defect-free rate of the product.

Innovative Nanotech will introduce to semiconductor manufacturers a new generation nanoparticle monitoring system, SuperSizer, which will accurately detect the size and quantity of particles above 5nm. This will allow manufacturers to take necessary measures to improve the process according to the monitored results. In addition to the semiconductor manufacturing process, this technology can also be applied to electronics, optoelectronics, and biomedical materials fields.

Innovative Nanotech will expand to a global market by incorporating the sales and marketing channels of Chroma group. Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading supplier of Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions and has a number of back-end precision measurement product lines in the semiconductor testing field. Innovative Nanotech will become Chroma’s semiconductor front-end process testing solutions provider to satisfy the testing requirements of a complete semiconductor manufacturing process.

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Chroma Receives the International Trade Award for Best Contribution from the Ministry of Economic Affairs

Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions based in Taiwan and marketed globally under the brand name “Chroma.” With continued success in sales, Chroma received the International Trade Award for Best Contribution 2016 as one of the outstanding enterprises in expanding the development of economic and trade for export and import.

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William Chang, Special Assistance to the President of Chroma (middle) receives the International Trade Award for Best Contribution 2016 from Jen-Ni Yang, Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (left) and Walter Yeh, Secretary General of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (right)

Chroma achieved NT$ 7.23 billion in revenue in 2016. 75% of the revenue came from exporting measurement and automated test equipment and Turnkey Solutions to global first tier customers in testing electric vehicles, li-ion batteries, semiconductors and optical components. Chroma’s products are mainly used in information and communications, semiconductor and clean technology industries for R&D, manufacturing and quality control. After years of development and integration of automation and MES technologies, Chroma has become a Turnkey Solution provider that has both measurement techniques and automation capabilities to effectively improve customer’s products quality and production efficiency in helping them increase their competitiveness.

Chroma envisions developing global leading products as a world-class enterprise. To achieve this, Chroma devotes a significant amount of resources in R&D in order to provide exceptional products of precision and reliability as well as valuable unique test solutions for technology industries. To sustain as a world-class enterprise, Chroma nurtures its brand as one of innovation, continuous improvement and globalization ensuring its leading technologies and integration capabilities in optics, mechanics, electronics, thermal control and software provide competitive advantages and future growth for the company.

With branch offices around the world chartered to deliver innovative technologies and high value-added services to satisfy customer demands, Chroma will continue to increase the export share of Europe, the United States, Japan and Southeast Asia in balancing the global market revenue to create greater trade momentum for Taiwan.

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Chroma will exhibit Multiple Optical Test Solutions in OPTO Taiwan – Booth: J1016

Chroma ATE Inc., a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions will exhibit its newest laser diode, video and color along with solar photoelectric automatic optical test solutions in the 26th International Optoelectronics Exposition in Taiwan in June.

Lately the laser diode has been used widely in human face recognition, autonomous driving, and optical communications. The quality and reliability of laser diodes are getting more important as the demand increases. The Chroma 58604 Laser Diode Burn-in and Reliability Test System provides bi-directional SMU function allowing users to switch the mode when performing long-term reliability test in the optical devices. The Chroma 58620 Laser Diode Characterization System is all-in-one design integrating optics, electrics and temperature control into the system for users to specify the test conditions as desired. Moreover, Chroma also developed laser diode VCSEL testing equipment for 3D sensing applications using its unique and innovative technology.

Aiming to the ultra-high resolution video broadcast technology that will be put in service in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Chroma has launched an 8K SHV (Super-Hi Vision) test solution to fulfill the testing requirement for 8K (7680×4320 / 8192 x 4320) ultra-high definition from panel and display industries. This solution adopts modular design with different signals or power modules to meet the diversified test requirements. It has high flexibility, wide scalability, and supports a variety of mainstream industry communication interfaces. The Chroma 2918 supports full 8K@60/120Hz resolution, with the unique FPD Master, GO/NO GO software for fast editing and testing process. The Chroma 2238, supporting resolutions up to 8K@60Hz, has an intuitive and user-friendly graphical touch panel and software UI, providing users a smoother operation experience. Furthermore, it also carries a separate graphics engine that can output a maximum of four different resolutions and test patterns at the same time.

The Chroma 7200 Series solar cell and wafer automatic test solution is designed to inspect the wafer and cell defects on the solar cell production line. With Chroma’s smart factory solution, it can meet customer’s demand for low-cost production. The Chroma 7200 test solution can inspect solar cells or wafers for 6″ size, and detect single crystal, polycrystalline or even single-crystal products. According to the production process requirement, this system can integrate 8 kinds of AOI machines with different functions to perform wafer feed inspection, anti-reflective film color test, silk screen printing inspection and cell shipping classification inspection, etc.

The 26th International Optoelectronics Exposition will take place on June 14-16, 2017 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei. Chroma will be exhibiting multiple optical test solutions in the exposition at booth: J1016. We sincerely invite you to experience the new trend of measurement and look forward to meeting you at this annual event.

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