April 20, 2014 8:17 PM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of Presto Engineering, Inc.

Company Overview

Presto Engineering, Inc. provides semiconductor product engineering and production solutions to integrated device manufacturers, fables, and electronics companies. The company offers radio-frequency, high-speed analog, and mixed-signal solutions; and manufacturing, fab/assembly and test, consulting/audit, and training solutions. It also provides engineering services, which include test interface development, test program development, and validation and characterization, as well as release to production test services; electronic static discharge solutions; qualification and reliability services for semiconductors/electronics products and electro-mechanical assemblies; and failure analysis. In...

109 Bonaventura Drive

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

408-372-9500

Key Executives for Presto Engineering, Inc.

Founder
Age: 52
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 49
Vice President of Technology & Marketing
Vice President of Silicon Valley Hub and General Manager of Silicon Valley Hub
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Presto Engineering, Inc. Key Developments

Presto Engineering and DelfMEMS Collaborate to Design Ultra Fast RF MEMS Test Solution

Presto Engineering, Inc. and DelfMEMS announced that they have worked together to design, from specification to integration, the first full PXI-based test system for ultra-fast characterization testing of radio frequency (RF) micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS). The PXI-based test cell significantly reduces total cost-of-ownership and speeds time-to-volume and yield optimization compared to currently prevailing test methods. Standard RF wafer probing approaches on automatic test equipment (ATE) are not cost-effective for device characterization during a ramp phase. Because of their high capital cost, ATE is best suited for high-volume production. Increasing throughput via parallel testing (several sites tested simultaneously) can reduce costs. This is especially true for the extremely low-cost, high-volume devices, such as RF MEMS for mobile phones. Characterization testing of these devices during the ramp phase, using either an ATE or bench test system, is, respectively, too expensive or too slow to meet the time-to-volume objective. The new test bench enables intensive device characterization during ramp-up phase by using an industrial solution capable of volume test production. It has been designed has a versatile measurement platform in order to fully characterize, both in the time-domain and frequency-domain, various RF-MEMS chips from the SPST till the SP16T configuration. It provides transient Kelvin measurement with a high-sampling rate (every 250ns) in order to characterize the dynamic operation (ON-state, OFF-state and switching events) and the lifetime of the RF MEMS relays from a mechanical and electrical standpoint. The same measurement hardware is also capable of performing RF measurement up to 6 GHz. The PXI-based solution easily handles the high volume of data typically collected in the characterization phase. In addition to characterizing RF-MEMS chips, the new test bench can serve as a platform to develop and validate test routines for volume-test production with ATE.

Presto Engineering, Inc. Launches New Test Production Center

Presto Engineering, Inc. announced that its Caen Normandy Hub has been expanded into a full industrialization and test production center, primarily serving the communications, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Presto Engineering's Caen-based production center features a new Fusion MX(TM) RF tester and a new mixed-signal tester, the Diamond Series(TM) D10 (both from LTX-Credence), along with an already-existing MicroFLEX(TM) RF system from Teradyne. The new test center also offers automatic handlers and probers, as well as test development expertise.

Presto Engineering Inc. Announces the Availability of its Echo Test Solution

Presto Engineering Inc. announced the availability of its Echo(TM) test solution, which implements functional testing of ultra wide band impulse radar devices (IR-UWB) on existing automated test equipment (ATE). IR-UWB is a detection and ranging technology used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from sensors for home monitoring systems, to automotive parking assistance and collision avoidance systems, and many more. Rapid expansion of the application space has generated increasing demand for low-cost test capability. By implementing proprietary technologies on the tester loadboard, Presto's Echo test solution allows manufacturers to functionally test their products, at speed/frequency, on existing test equipment, avoiding the major capital expenditures that would otherwise be required to replace those systems.

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