in test equipment for Electronics, Semiconductor,
MEMS and Sensor Industries
Automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, security, aviation, marine, medical, consumer
SPEA, Your Best Way To Test
Your Best Way To Test
SPEA Automatic Test Equipment is used to test semiconductors, MEMS, electronic boards, that are utilized in automotive, consumer, industrial, medical, defense, and other fields.
Creativity. Innovation. Ingenuity. Since 1976, SPEA designs and manufactures the best automatic test equipment for Semiconductor ICs, MEMS, electronic boards and modules. The company works every day to remain a global leader in this high-tech field.
From vehicles to smartphones, from tablets to the most complex aerospace, medical, military devices. With SPEA equipment, semiconductor and electronics manufacturers can ensure, day by day, the quality and reliability of their products.
What we do
Since 1976 we manufacture
the best automatic test equipment
What we do
In a world where electronics surrounds every aspect of our life, SPEA ensures that all devices work defect-free for their entire life.
SPEA systems are designed to detect any possible defect in electronic products, so that they won’t fail on the field.
Our Semi and MEMS Test business unit focuses on analog mixed signal test for identification, automotive, medical, SOCs, as well as MEMS test and calibration. Product line includes H3000 test handlers, Comptest MX and DOT testers.
Our Electronics Test business unit is well recognized as a top-level provider of automatic test equipment for assembled electronic boards (PCBAs) and modules. Our flying probe testers, ICT testers and functional testers work daily in the 5 continents to help electronics manufacturers guarantee the quality of their devices, at the lowest possible cost.
Our Special Products business unit is specialized in developing custom equipment designed to answer specific test requirements, where time-to-market is essential. It’s here that the most innovative solutions to test the latest technologies are born, and here lies the foundations of the next-generation testers for MEMS, ICs, electronic boards and modules.
40+ years of Innovation
Low cost of test, best detection capability, test techniques designed on the latest technologies requirements, complete configurability. For SPEA customers, testing is not an additional cost, but a tangible competitive advantage.
SPEA’s success results from a mix of experience and know-how, continuous investments in R&D, and a strategic insight. SPEA is the only ATE manufacturer whose product portfolio embraces all the phases of testing. From semiconductor wafer test to packaged microchips and MEMS sensors test, from in-circuit and flying probe test on assembled PCBs to final functional test.
From that, substantial benefits derive: the best ideas are borrowed from one field to another, lowering costs and development time while realizing products based on the best architecture, with all the benefits of compatibility that ensue.
A history of excellence
SPEA was founded in 1976. A key moment in technology: the world of electronics is widening to computer science, opening the door to the widespread use of personal computers, in a great fervor of inventiveness.
The idea of SPEA founder Luciano Bonaria (a young test engineer working at General Electric) is to create standard equipment to test electronic devices, selling them to board manufacturers. This has been the first step of a history of excellence, made of success cases and continuous growth.
The success of the first testers for electronic boards leads SPEA to rapidly grow and expand its operations abroad. Starting with Germany, the pull of Europe’s economic engine.
Several important products are produced in these years: Digitest, the first Digital ICT Automatic Board Tester, and Unitest 500, the first model with multi-function architecture, which laid the groundwork for all future production.
SPEA is now well-recognized in the world of testing, becoming the fourth company in the world in the board tester field. Research and Development works at full capacity, designing products intended to be state-of-art of electronic testing, such as 4040, the first flying probe tester made in SPEA. The innovative equipment of the Italian company are used for the first time in semiconductor testing, opening new and important development scenarios.
The new millennium is full of changes for the world of electronics, and SPEA has not found itself unprepared. The continuous research of innovative testing solutions leads the company to grow continuously, passing brilliantly the phases of global crisis and gaining prestigious customers, including electronics manufacturers around the world.
Some of SPEA’s flagship products are developed in these years: the first MEMS test cell for inertial micro-sensors, as well as 3030, the new platform for multi-function in-circuit test.
The new decade begins in the best way: SPEA is among the undisputed testing leaders of the world, both in the semiconductor industry and in the electronic boards field. The investments made in previous years lead SPEA to dominate the new market of ATE for inertial MEMS, while the MEMS test equipment is enriched by new input/output media (tray, bulk, wafer/strip on tape, output reel) and MEMS stimulus for a variety of devices (humidity sensors, pressure sensors, UV sensors, proximity sensors, MEMS microphones, magnetic sensors, combo sensors). SPEA also launches the 4080, 8-axes dual side flying probe tester ensuring unprecedented probing precision at ultra-fast test speed.
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