Viewpoint - Raymond W. Grimm
February 17, 2021

VIEWPOINT 2021: Raymond W. Grimm, President & CEO, Nidec SV TCL

VIEWPOINT 2021: Raymond W. Grimm, President & CEO, Nidec SV TCL
Raymond W. Grimm, President & CEO, Nidec SV TCL
Last year was full of challenges for many companies, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the US/China trade war topping the list. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Nidec SV TCL has worked diligently to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers and the continuity of supply, while still meeting our obligations as a top provider of IC testing solutions.

Fortunately, the semiconductor industry fared well throughout the year, providing much-needed technology for employees to work from home and students to attend school remotely. 5G also escalated as the world has become more connected.

In 2020, semiconductor ICs, such as those for 5G, became increasingly more complex with larger dies, higher power, and more stringent electrical requirements. Test solution providers like Nidec SV TCL were, in turn, required to develop advanced products to address these emerging requirements. As a result, the design phase for testing equipment and probe cards became a key part of the process. Communication with the customer at this stage has become extremely important and although COVID has made this more difficult, we simply transformed the way we work in conjunction with our customers, ensuring the continuity of the development process.

While the pandemic has impacted the way that we do business, our plan in this new year is to maintain the ongoing developments to our MEMSFlex™ probe product line, particularly high speed and complex SOC applications. Nidec SV TCL has made a considerable investment in our MEMS technology and our MEMSFlex™ products are unparallelled, unlike any other MEMS probe on the market today, flexible, customizable and easily repairable.

We have also been investing heavily in our personnel, hiring additional staff to bolster our position as a test solutions provider. Our experienced team is fully qualified to provide the answers and solutions needed to effectively test the new types of intricate ICs requiring high power and multiple power domains.

In 2021, we expect that work from home and remote schooling will persist in the first half of the year, continuing the need for faster internet connections and efficient mobile products such as tablets, laptops and smartphones. As we move farther into this new year, we are cautiously optimistic, but hold on to the hope that the vaccine roll out will ease some of the burden on companies and the worldwide economy. We wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Raymond W. Grimm, President & CEO
Nidec SV TCL
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