SZ TESTSYSTEME AG

SZ TESTSYSTEME AG

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Company Overview
SZ Testsysteme AG, with registered business office located in Amerang, Germany, is a manufacturer of automatic test systems (ATE) for production, incoming inspection and characterization. The test systems are used by the semiconductor manufacturers for automotive, telecom, multimedia, medicine, space, radio and TV devices. The company was incorporated in 1978.
SZ Testsysteme AG is a leading supplier of semiconductor test equipment with more than 20 years of experience in the analog mixed signal, linear and power markets. The core competency of the company, which is quoted in the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 1999, is in the segment of test systems for analog mixed-signal devices. The company’s automatic test equipment (ATE) or testers are used in the process of automatically testing the electrical characteristics and performance of finished devices. The company responds to the need for increasingly sophisticated and technologically complex test equipment with a team of well-trained specialists, state-of-the-art production facilities, and a global presence. SZ Testsysteme AG is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. With the certification, the company reaches another milestone within the scope of the Total Quality Management (TQM) Process.
The company, a leader in characterization and production test of analog mixed signal semiconductors, has formed a strategic partnership with Q-Star Test; a premier provider of high speed IDD based test and measurement solutions.
The company operates in Germany. The company’s manufacturing facility is located in Amerang in the district of Rosenheim. It has a worldwide network of sales and support offices in the United States of America, Europe and Asia.
In January 2003, Credence Systems Corp., a provider of semiconductor test systems, announced that it acquired all of the assets of SZ Testsysteme AG and SZ Testsysteme GmbH.
Business Summary
SZ Testsysteme AG is a manufacturer of automatic test systems (ATE) for production, incoming inspection and characterization.
8/1/2002 RD
Description and history
SZ Testsysteme AG is a manufacturer of automatic test systems (ATE) for production, incoming inspection and characterization. The application field of the test system targets semiconductor manufacturers for automotive, telecom, multimedia, medicine, space, radio and TV devices.
In addition to the company subsidiary in CA/USA and branch offices in MA/USA, TX/USA, Malaysia and France, SZ Testsysteme AG has highly qualified representatives in nearly all countries of the world. SZ Testsysteme AG products have global appeal, with a worldwide installed base of more than 800 test systems.
HISTORY:
1978 Company established by Juergen Zapf and Rolf Schwenn
1979 Introduced the M1000 benchtop test system
1982 Introduced the M2000 benchtop test system
1985 Introduced the M3000 benchtop test system
1988 SZ established as market leader of the benchtop test system industry in Europe
1991 Headquarters and operations moved to new 40,000 sqft facility
1991 Introduced the M3600 mainframe test system
1991 SZ Inc. established in Sunnyvale, CA
1992 Introduced the M3610 mixed-signal and the M3620 power test systems
1994 SZ Amerang opened a sales and support office in Boston, MA
1994 SZ GmbH opened direct sales and support office in Penang, Malaysia
1995 Introduction of the first quad-die discrete test system M3020MD worldwide
1996 Introduction of M3650 high-speed mixed-signal test system
1997 Opening of a sales and support office in Paris, France
1997 Conversion to the corporation SZ Testsysteme AG
1997 SZ Testsysteme opened a service and support office in Austin, Texas
1998 SZ Testsysteme gets ISO 9001 certified
1999 SZ Testsysteme AG is traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange
1999 Building of a new production facility in Amerang

13/12/2002 – The creditors meeting decided today that SZ Testsysteme AG will be shut down.


Description in German
SZ Testsysteme AG entwickelt und fertigt automatische Testsysteme (engl. ATE fur Automated Test Equipment) fur Produktion, Wareneingangskontrolle und Charakterisierung. Zielkunden der Testsysteme sind Halbleiterhersteller von Automobilelektronik-, Telecom-, Multimedia-, Medizintechnik-, Raumfahrttechnik-, Rundfunk- und Fernseh-Bauteilen.
Produkte von SZ Testsysteme genugen hochsten Qualitatsanspruchen; ein Mass dafur ist die Zufriedenheit unserer Kunden, die ein Ergebnis der Zuverlassigkeit und Flexibilitat unserer Systeme sowie unserer engen Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden ist.
Neben unserem Tochterunternehmen in Kalifornien/USA und den Filialen in Massachusetts/USA. Texas/USA, Malaysia und Frankreich ist SZ Testsysteme AG uber hochqualifizierte Reprasentanten in fast allen Landern der Welt verteten.
Produkte der SZ Testsysteme AG sind rund um die Welt gefragt – die installierte Basis weltweit betragt mehr als 800 Testsysteme.
Geschichte:
1978 Grundung des Unternehmens durch Jurgen Zapf und Rolf Schwenn
1979 Einfuhrung des M1000 Benchtop-Testsystems
1982 Einfuhrung des M2000 Benchtop-Testsystems
1985 Einfuhrung des M3000 Benchtop-Testsystems
1988 SZ wurde zum europaischen Marktfuhrer bei Benchtop-Testsystemen
1991 Firmenzentrale und Betriebsstatten ziehen in neues, 3.700qm grosses Gebaude um
1991 Einfuhrung des M3600 Mainframe-Testsystems
1991 Grundung der SZ Inc. in Sunnyvale, Kalifornien, USA
1992 Einfuhrung der M3610 Mixed-Signal- und M3620 Power-Testsysteme
1994 SZ Amerang eroffnet ein Vertriebs- und Unterstutzungsburo in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1994 SZ GmbH eroffnet ein Vertriebs- und Unterstutzungsburo in Penang, Malaysia
1995 Einfuhrung des weltweit ersten Quad-Die Diskret-Testsystems M3020MD
1996 Einfuhrung des M3650 High-Speed Mixed-Signal-Testsystems
1997 Eroffnung eines Vertriebs- und Unterstutzungsburos in Paris, Frankreich
1997 Umwandlung des Unternehmens in die SZ Testsysteme AG
1997 SZ Testsysteme eroffnet ein Vertriebs- und Unterstutzungsburo in Austin, Texas, USA
1998 SZ Testsysteme erhalt die ISO9001 Zertifizierung
1999 Gang an die Frankfurter Wertpapierborse – Segment Neuer Markt
1999 Errichtung eines neuen Produktionsgebaudes in Amerang
Business Line
Manufacturer of automatic test systems (ATE) for production, incoming inspection and characterization
Subsidiary

Advisor
HAMMERL, HORST
IPO date
6/2/1999
US SIC Code
3825
Company Address
AM KROIT 25

City province or state postal code
83123, AMERANG
Phone: +49 08075 17 1111
Fax: +49 08075 4 1111
Country address: GERMANY
Website url: www.sz-testsysteme.de