Founded in 1986 in Strambino, a small town located in the Canavese district of Italy (long noted for its high concentration of electronic and information technology companies), SEICA has eprogressed from developing its first in-circuit Test system for the domestic electronics industry to become a world leader in Flying Probe and functional test systems. Today Seica is one of the major suppliers of test equipment, with more than 1000 systems installed on five continents.
Over the years the Company has grown up, and now has subsidiaries in France (2000), the United States (2003), China (2004) and Germany (2008), with a global distribution network covering market needs worldwide.
Research and implementation of new technologies
From the beginning Seica has led in innovation, researching and implementing new technologies. In 1994, SEICA was the first European Company to design and manufacture a Flying Probe tester, and in 2003 presented a revolutionary, laser-based selective soldering solution.
The research in new technologies is promptly applied in the development of new products, allowing Seica to offer a widely diverse and flexible portfolio of products. The company, in fact, has 5 different product lines:
- Pilot Line: flying probe test systems
- Valid Line: high performance functional test systems
- BBT Line: Bare board test systems
- Compact Line: In-circuit and functional test systems
- Firefly Line: Laser selective soldering systems
Solutions and systems integrated in a unique platform
All SEICA products are based on its unique hardware and software platform, called VIVA Integrated Platform (VIP). The VIVA software offers a complete set of automated instruments to develop, execute and maintain in-circuit and functional test programs for analog, digital and hybrid boards and the VIP hardware includes integrated, DSP technology, delivering fast, accurate, comprehensive solutions which are extremely cost effective.
Seica’s R&D Team often cooperates with researchers from univerisites such as the Politecnico of Torino to compare its technologies with the latest in engineering innovation.
SEICA SpA Postings
The RAPID Testers Line is a complete test solution for the printed circuit board world wide market. High Speed High Accuracy User Friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) Low Maint...
The new COMPACT Line collects the inheritance and success of the historic line of SEICA in-circuit and functional testers, designed meeting the requirements of the so called “lean production”, with a specific attention to the requir...
Firefly is the selective soldering solution that has been developed to satisfy the ever growing need of modern electronics manufacturing for maximum flexibility, and to address the particular problems related to the introduction of the new lead-fr...
May 24, 2010 | Bernd Hauptmann – Sales Manager Seica Deutschland GmbH
Die echte Integration zwischen ATE Flying Prober und Boundary Scan Tester, vorgestellt von Seica, kombiniert das Beste von beiden Testtechniken und multipliziert die Vorteile für den Anwender....
Jan 27, 2019 | Seica and innovation are a combination that customers worldwide have come to expect. This year at Apex, Seica will be showing the power and performance of the new VIVA Next hardware and software platform in a totally innovative setting: a virtual factory where visitors will be able to explore hands-on, inside and out, Seica’s three new systems: Pilot V8 Next flying probe tester; the fully automated Compact SL Next for in-circuit and functional test; and the Firefly Next, Seica’s cutting-edge, laser-based selective soldering system.
Jan 03, 2019 | Seica and innovation are a combination that customers worldwide have come to expect. This year at Apex, Seica will be showing the power and performance of the new VIVA Next hardware and software platform in a totally innovative setting: a virtual factory where visitors will be able to explore hands-on, inside and out, Seica’s three new systems: Pilot V8 Next flying probe tester; the fully automated Compact SL Next for in-circuit and functional test; and the Firefly Next, Seica’s cutting-edge, laser-based selective soldering system.
Nov 08, 2018 | Seica and Mentor (A Siemens Business) today announced the availability of a new release of their jointly-developed Test Programming solution. The new release offers advanced Design-for-Test (DFT) capabilities to ensure right-first-time electrical test of PCBs as well as accelerated test programming. Customers using the Seica PILOT family of Flying Probe Testers can now enjoy the industry-leading test flow offered by the integrated solution.
Oct 18, 2018 | This year at electronica Seica will be showing the power and performance of the new VIVA Next hardware and software platform in a totally innovative setting: a virtual factory, where visitors will be able to explore, hands-on, inside and out, Seica's Pilot V8 flying probe tester, as well as view the fully automated Compact SL for in-circuit and functional test and the Firefly Next, Seica's cutting-edge, laser-based selective soldering system.
Oct 11, 2018 | In our new row of Educational Videos, we introduce today the Compact Slim Next> series, a very small (only 300 mm width) yet modular bed of nails tester especially suitable for deployment in as a series of equivalent systems, loaded either manually or via a COBOT solution.
Sep 13, 2018 | Seica Inc., will be exhibiting at the SMTAI trade show to be held in Chicago, IL on October 16 – 17, 2018. Seica’s Pilot V8 automated flying prober will be on display in booth #424. The Pilot V8 Next> series is Seica’s latest innovative flying prober on the market today. It’s ability to test traditional loaded boards is unmatched in today’s market, but also its ability to test wafers, substrates, MLOs and assemblies is quite extraordinary. From NPI pilot runs to full production runs, with its fast ICT test capabilities the system can also be configured to regenerate netlists and schematics for circuit assemblies that have no data whatsoever. The system can also be configured for functional testing such as; power up, boundary scan, flash programming, and LED testing or using Seica’s functional language the user can create their own test code or run National Instruments TeststandTM Labview sequences. Seica will also discuss many other product offerings from bed of nails testers, to automation equipment, conformal coat and THT (Dragonfly) test systems, and our laser based selective solder system called the Firefly.
Aug 22, 2018 | Clients and interested parties are invited to join Seica Inc. for a Technology Day at their new location in Haverhill, MA. They will see everything from component level testing and equipment from MEMs, devices, such as pressure, and gas sensors, to microphones. High power and mix-signal ATE equipment will be present for demonstration. On display will be the Pilot V8 system and the Firefly laser selective soldering equipment. Bed of nail testers, such as the Compact system will be shown too, performing ICT and functional testing.
Jul 26, 2018 | Seica is announcing today a new video online, showcasing the new DRAGONFLY next > series, an AOI system providing optical inspection capabilities for through-hole technology (THT) components of electronic boards, as well conformal coating (CC), increasingly used today to protect the products after manufacturing.
Jul 02, 2018 | Presented for the first time in US during IPC Apex, it will also be shown at Semicon West booth 509, Pilot V8 Next> series, the most versatile and performing flying probe system in the world, which represent yet another outstanding technological leap forward in Seica’s continuous “road” to innovation. This time it will be managed by Viva Next> 6, Seica’s latest evolution of its core management software platform, in a 64 bit version complete with a new graphical interface and a guided environment for creating test programs according to each specific requirement. The new platform continues to leverage its open architecture, further extending the capability of integration with third party software, such as TestStandTM, leaving programmers complete freedom to combine test sequences developed using various platforms in the same test program. In addition to the Seica OEM products described below Seica will also exhibit semiconductor solutions from Crea, OSAI and Microtest.
Jul 02, 2018 | On 6 June SEICA inc. has officially inaugurated the new North American headquarters in the Ward Hill Business Park East of Haverhill, Massachusetts.