Who we are and What we do
The CompanyD4T Systems, founded in the Netherlands in 2009, offers software solutions for the semiconductor IC test market. The company and products find their roots in the high volume IC design and manufacturing industry where the founders have gained profound knowledge on IC testing. Where every new technology node and design complexity introduces new test requirements with improved test quality, lowering the overall test costs becomes a key element in strategic product propositions. D4T Systems addresses this key challenge by introducing new software products which aim to close the gap between analogue test and analogue design. The company invests in the development of innovative test simulation and validation tools focused on mixed signal IP. Customer key benefits include first time right test programs, evaluating "what-if" test scenarios and the model driven development approach leads to efficient test simulation and test integration. The customer will get more opportunities for timely design-in wins, validation and product reliability over lifetime.
Customers and PartnershipsD4T Systems works with a range of companies active in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. We are an active partner in European innovation programs in which we cooperate with many semiconductor companies. Amongst others we work with the following companies, institutions and associations.
MissionReducing test cost and improving time to market and product quality for the analogue/mixed-signal IC manufacturer is key in all our efforts. D4T Systems wants to provide a full solution for testing analogue/mixed signal chips in order to lower test cost and improve test quality. To do so, we will develop new software solutions to validate and automate IC production tests early in the design cycle.
VisionWe believe that analogue design and production test must go hand in hand to cut development costs and test costs. Closing the loop between tester platform and design environment is an important driver for minimizing these costs and to improve product quality. New test tools operating at the boundaries of design environment and tester can challenge todays advancements in analogue circuit testing.
Management and FoundersLeon van de Logt has a MSc. degree in Applied physics - Semiconductor physics from the University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 1996 he started to work in audio engineering for medical healthcare where he worked on hearing aid improvement. In 2000, Leon continued his career in the semiconductor/electronics industry as a research scientist in the Philips Research labs. His responsibilities included test innovation and test implementation for a variety of consumer and automotive products. In 2006, he joined NXP semiconductors from the Philips spin off. In this position, he was responsible for the improvement of analogue testing for volume production and had a leading role in the test innovation program in NXP Semiconductors. Next, he joined the University of Technology, Delft as researcher and he has a position in a leading lithography machine company. Leon is holding more than 10 patents in the field of digital and analog testing.
In 2009 he initiated the foundation of D4T Systems as a new start-up and is currently Managing Director of the company.
Vladimir Zivkovic has obtained his graduate electrical engineering degree in microelectronics at the University of Nis, former Yugoslavia in 1994 and PhD degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, Netherlands in 2001. During his academic career, he has been involved in the research and teaching activities in both analog and digital integrated circuit design and test automation, acquiring his PhD in the field of Hardware-Software Codesign Test.
His corporate experience begun at the National Semiconductor BV, the Netherlands, where he has been carrying out the duties as an IC designer on DECT applications within the research and development group of the company from 2001 until 2004. From 2004 until 2009, he held a position of a Senior DfT architect at Philips Research (subsequently transformed to NXP Semiconductors). His main responsibilities at that position included applied research and innovations in the area of DfT and test automation for mixed-signal circuits, as well as consultancy and deployment of innovative methods within business units of Philips/NXP Semiconductors.
Vladimir is currently the co-owner of D4T systems. He is also an author of a number of scientific articles published in international IEEE journals including IEEE Design&Test of Computers and Microelectronics Journal as well as in a number of conferences and workshops, including DATE, ETS, VTS and IMSTW.