Seica Teams with EADS TEST & SERVICES to Win Contract for Board Testing at Dassault Aviation

PARIS, March 12th 2007, Seica announced today jointly with EADS TEST & SERVICES the award from Dassault Aviation of a contract to provide test systems for the production testing of on-board electronics of Rafale fighters.

Seica and EADS TEST & SERVICES will provide ATEC MT (Module Tester) benches: ATEC-based test systems integrating Seica's Valid board level test and diagnostics capability. This contract includes direct migration tools from obsolete Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), as well as post processing from Teradyne's LASAR simulator. As part of the agreement, Seica and EADS TEST & SERVICES will complete migrations of existing test programmes to the new platforms.

Seica's solution was selected thanks to the digital performance offering real time test and diagnostics at 25MHz data rate, the ability to match all characteristics of the obsolete equipment, and the comprehensiveness of the translator that will greatly reduce the TPS migration costs. Seica has a solid experience in re-hosting TPS from obsolete systems, including GenRad's 1792/6, 2225/35, 2750, Teradyne's L200/L300, Computer Automation Marathon, and Schlumberger S720/790.

Joining efforts with EADS TEST & SERVICES was key to ensure Dassault Aviation all the necessary long term support commitments. The ATEC MT test system is based on the ATEC Series 6 hardware and software architecture and hosts a fully integrated Valid subsystem, capable of providing up to 1,024 I/O stimuli at 25MHz, as well as analogue testing through 8-line matrix and integrated synthetic instrumentation.

About Seica:

Founded in 1986, Seica S.p.A. is a global supplier of automatic test equipment with an installed base of more than 800 systems on four different continents. Seica offers a complete line of test solutions, including bed of nails and flying probe testers, able to perform MDA, in-circuit, functional and optical tests of loaded boards, second and third level electronic modules and printed circuit boards. Headquarters is located in Strambino, Italy, with offices in Paris, Salem /New Hampshire USA and Suzhou, China, along with a worldwide distribution network.

Contact for the USA:

Dave Sigillo

General Manager


50A Northwestern Drive, Suite 10

Salem, NH 03079, USA

Ph: 603 890 6002-76-78-79

Fax: 603 890 6003


With more than 740 people worldwide and a turnover of 140 million (2006) Euros, EADS TEST & SERVICES is the world leader in Avionics Test Systems for Aerospace & Defence with 18% of the world market. The Company has been a leading supplier of test solutions to the international defence and aerospace markets for over 40 years. EADS TEST & SERVICES offers a comprehensive portfolio of electronic and optronic test products ranging from analogue test and measurement instrumentation, through automatic digital test systems to complete integrated logistic support solutions, including jet engine test instrumentation suites. The Company is part of the EADS Defence & Security Division.

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