Scaling rapidly to support reduced semiconductor resistance testing time
BasiCAE uses Simcenter to support in-house testing, reducing costs and cutting product development cycles
BasiCAE Software Technology
BasiCAE Software Technology Ltd. is a Chinese solutions provider that helps electronics and semiconductor customers use simulation and provides consultation services in structure design, heat dissipation, semiconductor thermal reliability testing and data management. It offers software products for electronic design reliability inspection and electronic component library management.http://www.basicae.com/
- Shenzhen, China
- Simcenter Flotherm, Simcenter Testing Solutions
BasiCAE Software Technology Ltd. (BasiCAE) is a Chinese solution provider serving customers in the electronics and semiconductor industry since 2011. The company has built its reputation on delivering comprehensive post-sales support services, including ongoing consultations, in-house testing, advanced training and simulation analysis. BasiCAE aims to help transform the Chinese semiconductor market by leveraging Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions to improve design efficiency and product reliability.
BasiCAE specializes in Simcenter™ Micred™ software and Simcenter Flotherm™ software, which are part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, hardware and services. BasiCAE has used these solutions to create purpose-built, in-house testing laboratories, enabling its technical teams to offer customers extensive post-sales training and hands-on lab support.
As customers face rising costs associated with lengthy product development cycles and thermal testing, they seek partners that can provide extended post-sales customer support. This trend motivated BasiCAE to pursue Siemens Expert Partner status to help demonstrate its expertise and commitment to customer success beyond the sale. Siemens recognizes partners that exemplify expertise and competency in a Siemens solution or industry. These Siemens Expert Partners are validated by customers and Siemens for demonstrating their superior business and technical acumen.
“Our relationship with Siemens and using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio help strengthen our reputation and industry knowledge, which enables us to serve our customers better and build long-term relationships,” said Herman Hua, director of sales at BasiCAE.
Using Simcenter improves testing scalability
A semiconductor testing company experienced challenges managing increased demand for thermal reliability testing. The company approached BasiCAE because it was aware of its history of working with semiconductor companies that needed help with thermal reliability testing. Its Siemens Expert Partner status and experience providing after-sales service helped secure the relationship. BasiCAE recommended using Simcenter Micred T3STER to assess semiconductor package thermal structures and identify manufacturing defects. BasiCAE also delivered testing hardware to help improve scalability and expedited the implementation period by providing technical services using its testing labs. After fully implementing Simcenter Micred in its testing process, the customer scaled quickly and increased its testing potential. Although it had previously been limited in its test offerings, conducting testing in-house enabled the customer to expand its services, including the ability to fulfill orders for chip thermal resistance tests and insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power cycle tests.
Conducting in-house thermal testing reduces costs
Another semiconductor company focusing on the research and development (R&D) of new products outsourced testing to third-party organizations that was costly and time-consuming. It needed to validate the testing data more efficiently, so it approached BasiCAE based on its reputation for assessing and delivering comprehensive thermal testing solutions.
BasiCAE discovered the customer’s existing data was not reliable and had poor traceability, making it difficult to authenticate. BasiCAE recommended conducting thermal testing in-house using Simcenter and customized training to generate accurate data that helped the customer reduce costs. The customer focused on thermal resistance testing so BasiCAE demonstrated how to perform testing using simulations. In-house testing helped the client improve product development efficiency and cost performance.
“Our collaboration with the technical teams at Siemens contributes to our success,” says Hua. “The training they offer prepares us to provide quality services to customers and helps us stand out from competing domestic equipment manufacturers.”
BasiCAE plans to continue to grow its customer support practice and demonstrate the impressive benefits of Siemens solutions.