Smiths Connectors is now Smiths Interconnect


September 30, 2014

Smiths Connectors IDI brand is the Premier Sponsor for the Burn-in & Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop Smiths Connectors is pleased to announce that its IDI brand is the Premier Sponsor for the Burn-in & Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop 2015.

“From our perspective BiTS is the most significant event in the semiconductor test industry,” commented Gabriel Guglielmi, Smiths Connectors’ Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “Nowhere else do we get such a focused and comprehensive immersion in the challenges and solutions of the industry. We are, of course, proud to be its largest sponsor, but more importantly we are pleased to invest in its growth, so it may become even bigger and better.”

Smiths Connectors, through its IDI brand, has exhibited at the conference almost since its inception and has been a regular contributor of technical papers and featured sessions. Two of its employees are among the largest contributors of work in the conference’s history.

“We are very excited to have Smiths Connectors continue their generous support of the BiTS Workshop,” said Ira Feldman, General Chairman of the BiTS Workshop.  “They were awarded ‘Best Data’ for their paper at BiTS 2014.  Great presentations like this attract attendees from around the world to learn what is Now & Next in burn-in and test of packaged integrated circuits.  We are very much looking forward to excellent presentations and posters from Smiths Connectors and others this year, not to mention seeing exciting new products at the BiTS EXPO.”

As the largest maker of test sockets in the marketplace, Smiths Connectors’ innovative product line is uniquely comprehensive, with solutions for production test of all major packaging technologies.

Key products which will be demonstrated under the IDI brand are Archimedes, a high bandwidth wiping contact for leadless devices; Monet, a technology for robust contact to 200 µm WLCSP; DaVinci, a BGA socket solution for data rates up to 20 Gbps; and Euclid, a family of contactors for PoP.

The BiTS Workshop will be held March 15-18, 2015 at the Hilton Phoenix / Mesa in Mesa, Arizona.  For more information or to join Smiths Connectors in supporting BiTS, please visit

About Smiths Connectors

Smiths Connectors,, is a leading supplier of application-specific, high reliability electrical interconnects solutions from highly integrated assemblies to microminiature connectors and spring probe contacts.

Smiths Connectors is comprised of Hypertac, Sabritec and IDI brands, which are synonymous of exceptional performance when critical applications require a technologically advanced, high quality, multi-pin electrical connection to ensure reliability and safety.

Alongside Smiths Microwave and Smiths Power, Smiths Connectors is part of the Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group,, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

About BiTS Workshop

Now in its sixteenth year, the Burn-in and Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop is the world’s premier workshop for what is Now & Next in burn-in and test of packaged integrated circuits (ICs).  BiTS features a comprehensive technical program including presentations, tutorials, and featured speakers; the BiTS Expo; and multiple networking events.  The workshop provides many opportunities for discussing and sharing solutions, techniques, and ideas to address the technical and business challenges facing industry practitioners.