Presto Engineering Enters Joint Collaboration to Develop New 4G Automotive Connectivity Test Solutions
France-based collaboration aims to commercialize automotive-grade 4G chipset solutions by 2018.
CAEN, FRANCE —Presto Engineering, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor product engineering, test and turnkey solutions, is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with several France-based organizations to reduce the cost of test of 4G RF devices.
Cédric Mayor, Chief Technical Officer, Presto Engineering, Inc., states, “Connected objects and development of 4G solutions represents a huge market potential. According to industry reports, 50 to 80 billion devices will be connected in the next ten years, and 2 billion will require 4G connectivity. For example, LTE-4G is perceived as the most promising radio frequency (RF) chipset technology for automotive connectivity.”
Mayor adds, “We are leveraging our extensive RF test capabilities to develop a high-volume test solution that will deliver optimal cost-of-test, without sacrificing the test quality necessary in the automotive segment.“”
Other organizations involved in the consortium include: PARROT, ACCO SEMI, SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS, QUALTERA, VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS, CEA-LETI, IMS Laboratory in Bordeaux, and the XLIM Lab of the University of Limoges.
This joint development program is backed-up by the French Strategic Investment fund supervised by the French Public Bank of Investment (BPIFrance). The program was launched in November 2014 and will be carried out over the course of three years.
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About Presto Engineering, Inc.
Presto Engineering provides comprehensive semiconductor product engineering solutions to IDM, fabless and electronics companies, contributing to improving ramp time, margins and quality of new products.
Presto Engineering is a recognized expert in the development of test solutions for component characterization and production. This expertise, combined with state-of-the-art ESD, reliability and failure analysis capabilities, produces a competitive advantage for our customers in optimizing end-product performance and accelerating time to market. We offer turn-key solutions from customer tape-out to delivery of finished goods to end-customer(s), including assembly, test, qualification, industrialization, and production sustaining activities.
Presto Engineering is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has operations in France and Israel. Additional information is available on the company’s website at www.presto-eng.com.