May 15 & 16, 2017 at NH Hotel Munich Airport
ITWS 9 – Until we meet again
This year’s IS-Test Workshop took place again at NH Hotel Munich Airport. For about half of the 90 participants from all over Europe, Asia and the United States of America, it was the first ITWS they attended. The 8 presentations were packed with a lot of know-how and valuable information, and a lot of the participants did not miss the opportunity to discuss the different topics around ITWS 9’s motto „To test or not to test – A closer look at wafer testing strategies“. This key question was answered clearly during the course of the workshop, as „NOT TO TEST“ did not seem to be an alternative. However, finding new and more effective ways to test is key to ensure high product quality, realize new technologies like WLCSP, and in the end, to save costs.
Many of the participants pointed out that there some speakers presented novelties like never before in the 10 year history of ITWS. Unfortunately, there was a lack of presentations from users like semiconductor manufacturing companies. This was also one reason why the panel discussion which was planned for ITWS 9 had to be cancelled. But the overall opinion was that a discussion like this should absolutely be part of ITWS 10, the anniversary, which will take place in 2018. There were also some attendees who already offered their participation in such a panel!
Of course, as every year, the presentations and discussions in the workshop room were not the only highlight. The big dinner in the evening of the first day, followed by a pleasant get-together until early in the morning was more than „business as usual“. New, valuable contacts and a lot of good memories will outlast the two days of ITWS 9 by far!
We are already looking forward to next year’s big ITWS anniversary. The workshop team is working hard already to make the 10th edition of the workshop a huge success. To accomplish that, we look for new members for an ITWS program committee that works on the agenda and the subjects for ITWS 10. You are interested? Please don’t hesitate to contact us! And for those of you who cannot wait to register for ITWS 2018: We will offer an early bird registration with discounts up to 10% off the registration fee. Just stay tuned to is-test.com to make sure you don’t miss it!
Ranking of 9th ITWS Best Presentations – Participants’ Choice
1st Place: aSpect Systems – Marcus Verhoeven – 34,6%
2nd Place: Afore – Ari Kuukkala – 21,2%
3rd Place: JEM Europe – Joe Mai – 17,3%
4th Place: htt Group – Michael Köppl – 15,4%