[Semicon Korea 2019 Exhibitor]
Exicon, a maker of semiconductor testing equipment, is the first in the industry to commercialize solid state drive (SSD) testing equipment supporting PCI Express (PICe) Gen4 this year. A DDR5 standard DRAM module tester is also being prepared for commercialization. If some technology transfer is made this year, it is expected to achieve meaningful sales in the future.
Exicon CEO Park Sang-Joon said, "SSD is moving from Generic P3 to Gen4 which is faster than Gen3. In this case, the testing equipment should also be upgraded to Gen4, and Exicon first supplied mass production facilities to customers.” Exicon's main source of revenue is the SSD and final package semiconductor test equipment. SSD test equipment accounts for 60% of the total sales. If SSD shipments increase, Exicon sales will expand. Exicon's other revenue comes from DRAM packages and module testers.
In addition to the general tester for SSD and DRAM, Exicon is growing high-speed monitoring burn-in tester (MBT) capable of memory temperature testing, power management semiconductor (PMIC), and CMOS image sensor (CIS) that can test system-on-a-chip (SoC) testers as new growth engines.
CEO Park said, "We plan to expand our testing equipment portfolio and to take the lead in the overseas market as well as domestic market. We aim to become a total test solution provider." He added, "We will continue to grow sales this year with strong customer-oriented support services."