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Best ATE Paper Awarded to Don Thompson

Don Thompson, Director of Engineering at R&D Altanova, along with Jose Moreira (Advantest) have received yet another award for their presentation “Designing Sockets for Ludicrous Speed (80 GHZ)”.

Best Paper Test Vision 2020

Best ATE Paper of 2015

The presentation has been selected as the Best ATE Paper Award for 2015. This award was created by Test Vision 2020 and the IEEE Test Technology Council to recognize the most influential ATE paper of the year.

This presentation was also previously awarded “Best Paper/Presentation” at BITS 2015.

The presentation can be found by accessing our White Papers & Presentations page.

Carol McCuen Receives Attendee Choice Award at BITS 2016

Carol McCuen, an RF/Microwave engineer at R&D Altanova, recently presented an award winning presentation at the 2016 BITS workshop. “I’d like to congratulate Carol on winning the Attendee Choice Award. Being selected by your industry peers for best presentation is always a great honor,” said R&D Altanova’s CEO, James Russell. This marks the third year in a row an R&D Altanova staff member has won an award at the annual Burn-in & Test workshop.

Carol's Award BITS 2016

Carol McCuen’s Attendee Choice Award at BITS 2016

The presentation focused on the requirements for taking accurate VNA/PNA S-parameter measurements (DC to 50GHz) of an interconnect, representing only the “socket” and also showing how the measurement parameters in frequency can affect the results when transforming into the time domain.

The presentation also discussed the process of creating an accurate 3D Electromagnetic field model to predict any pin configuration the customer may need. Results from some of the recent laboratory measurements were also included in the presentation, including our 1.0mm (25×25 mil) Invisipins as well as our 0.65mm (16×16 mil) Invisipins.

You can find this presentation by accessing our White Papers & Presentations.



Aamir Jamil Promoted to President of R&D Altanova

Aamir Jamil

Aamir Jamil

Aamir Jamil Promoted to President of R&D Altanova

Following the recent equity investment by Riverside Partners, James Russell made the announcement that Aamir Jamil has been promoted to President of R&D Altanova effective immediately.

Having previously served as the president and co-founder of Altanova, as well as R&D Altanova’s EVP and Director of Business Development, Aamir Jamil has over 22 years experience in the Semiconductor Test industry. “I am confident in Aamir’s capabilities as a leader and in running the day-to-day business activities for R&D Altanova going forward,” said James Russell, CEO of R&D Altanova.

James Russell continued, “With Aamir handling day-to-day functions, I will remain on as CEO focusing on possible acquisitions both domestically as well as abroad to continue to expand our global presence and ensure our leadership role in the innovation of the ATE market.”


Don Thompson Awarded Best Presentation at BITS 2015

Don Thompson, Director of Engineering at R&D Altanova, was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the 2015 Burn-in & Test Strategies Workshop. This is Don’s second straight year receiving the award, the first time a presenter has won in back-to-back years (2014 & 2015) in BITS 16 year history.

Don Award BITS 2015

Don Thompson Accepts Best Presentation Award at BITS 2015

The presentation topic focused on 80 GHz sockets for automotive radar. “Among other high frequency applications, automotive radar is an area where we see great opportunities for our Invisipin product in the coming years, ” said James Russell, CEO of R&D Altanova.

You can find this presentation by accessing our White Papers & Presentations.