Credence Systems Corp., a provider of test solutions from design to production for the worldwide semiconductor industry, announced a partnership with Integra Technologies to offer mixed-signal and RF application development support for design houses located in North America. Integra is also expanding its RF and mixed-signal test capabilities with the purchase of an additional Credence ASL 3000RF test system.

"The rapid proliferation of wireless and RF capabilities in today's computing and consumer electronics markets has created numerous opportunities for emerging design houses with the right expertise," said Joe Holt, president of business development at Integra Technologies. "Many of these start-ups, however, lack dedicated test resources and are not able to work with the larger test houses until product demand reaches sufficiently high production volumes. The goal of this partnership is to provide such customers with a turnkey test solution that meets their needs from design to low volume production. Once a customer transitions to high volume production, we will help facilitate the transfer of product testing to a test house where they can still leverage the performance and cost advantages of Credence's systems."

"Integra has a proven track record of providing quality turnkey testing solutions for devices in the consumer, military and aerospace markets" said Dave Ranhoff, president and chief executive officer of Credence Systems Corp. "Partnering with Integra allows our customers an avenue to utilize Integra's test expertise and quality support while taking advantage of the low cost of test offered by our large installed based of ASL mixed-signal and RF systems worldwide."