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TTS Group Adopts Ansoft's PCB Design Suite for High-Performance Design

Software helps global ATE manufacturer to deliver rapid tooling response to customers

PENANG, MALAYSIA - November 8, 2007 - Test Tooling Solutions Group (TTSG), a global manufacturer of ATE test toolings for the semiconductor industry, has adopted Ansoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: ANST) PCB Design Suite, including HFSS™, Nexxim®, Ansoft Designer® and Optimetrics™. TTSG's adoption of the Suite extends the firm's core design competency, strengthens its pool of intellectual property assets and minimizes time-to-market for new products-critical success factors in the fast-moving semiconductor tool market.

TTSG is developing innovative design flows that link process-accurate models of critical, board-level structures with advanced circuit and system simulation. TTSG will use HFSS to model 3D structures such as spring contact probes and then extract frequency-based circuit models for these structures. The extracted sub-circuit models will be inserted into full-channel models, which will then be simulated in the Ansoft Designer/Nexxim circuit simulation environment. Optimetrics will be used to test design changes, visualize trade-offs and identify the optimal design solution prior to fabrication. Distributed Solve will reduce simulation times by running parallel simulations across TTSG's compute farm.

With Ansoft's PCB Design Suite, TTSG designers will be able to accurately predict system-level behavior prior to device fabrication. With this insight, TTSG Quality engineers are anticipating fewer first-run failures-a step closer to the much-discussed goal of first-pass system success. "Our customers are requesting fast turnaround of highly engineered PCB solutions, and they expect these solutions to work correctly the first time," said S.L. Wee, president and CEO of the Test Tooling Solutions Group. "Our research and testing show that Ansoft offers the best solution to help our customers meet these objectives."

"Ansoft is pleased to announce this partnership with TTSG," said Alex Teo, country manager for Ansoft Singapore. "TTSG's traditional business model has been to build an intellectual property infrastructure around its design and production processes to deliver a value proposition based on quality and timely delivery. Ansoft's PCB Design Suite will support this tradition."

About TTSG

Test Tooling Solutions Group (TTSG) is an integrated provider for ATE Test and Toolings. From Test Probe to PCB Fabrication to SMT Assembly, TTS Group is dedicated to bringing the best possible solutions to the customers and to help solve some of the most challenging issues in ATE test and toolings today. Right from R&D to Simulation to Validation, TTS Group focuses on lowering the total cost of final test for the customers through the relentless pursuit of innovation, yield, quality, reliability and on-time delivery. For more information, please visit

About Ansoft

Ansoft is a leading developer of high-performance electronic design automation (EDA) software. Engineers use Ansoft software to achieve first-pass system success when designing mobile communication and Internet-access devices, broadband networking components and systems, integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical systems. Ansoft markets its products worldwide through its own direct sales force and has comprehensive customer-support and training offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe. To learn more, please visit


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2021 Highlights

  • Phase 2 of Operation Headquarter completed

2020 Highlights

  • Phase 1 of Operation Headquarter completed

2019 Highlights

  • Commencement of 150,000 sqft. of Green Facilities
  • 100+ new machines ordered in the pipeline

2018 Highlights

  • TTS Group has started to step foot into Mainland China, new office in Shanghai was introduced

2017 Highlights

  • New multi-million Operation Headquarter in planning

2016 Highlights

  • Consolidation of CNC production to one site for better production efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Span off the PCB division to align with our mid to long term objective of focusing on probe pins and test socket business

2015 Highlights

  • TTSG celebrates its 35 years of engineering success in the semiconductor test tooling industry. Our growth and progression have been made possible with the help and support of our stakeholders including our customers, employees, shareholders, community, and others. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to these individuals and institutions that have collaborated with us over the last 35 years.

    To mark this significant milestone, TTSG has launched a “Celebrating 35 Years” logo, which will appear on all TTSG’s marketing collateral.

2014 Highlights

  • Test Tooling Solutions Group announced the merger and integration of Kenshi Singapore and rebrand the new entity under the Test Tooling Solutions Group, effective 1st Sept 2014.
    The merger is expected to further strengthen the core competency and technical capability of the combined unit in the provision of test and tooling solutions and to better position the Group to capture any new business opportunity, in a fast changing landscape.
    The integration exercise is expected to be completed before end of the year.
  • In line with its expansion plan, TTS Taiwan has moved to a bigger facility in Hsinchu. The new office, housing the sales, application and design centre, is within a 5 mins walking distance from the Hsinchu HSR Station. In conjunction with the Semicon Show Taiwan, the new office was officially declared open by the Group CEO and we are glad to receive our first visitor from Toshiba Japan. Our office is located at 8F-3, No.229, Fuxing 2nd Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu (新竹縣竹北市復興二路229號8樓之3)
  • TTSG today announces the successful registration of the company logo and tagline. The trade mark is granted under the registration number 2012018638 for a period of 10 years.

2013 Highlights

  • TTSG has been granted the patent for its new probe pin design in Japan. This new probe pin design has a longer spring coil that tapered gradually to reduce stress and improve the electrical performance as well as life span of the pin.

2012 Highlights

  • TTSG is pleased to introduce the new green logo and tagline- feel green, live green and be green ©
  • Received an award from Broadcom Inc in recognition of our outstanding service and support
  • TTSG has acquired another 10 units of brand new CNC machines from Citizen and Fanuc with a list price of more than USD1 million as part of the expansion plan
  • TTSG has been granted the patent for Offset Taper Spring (OTS) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed on Dec 27, 2011

2011 Highlights

  • Setup secondary processing plant in JB
  • Expansion of TTS Thailand to double the capacity
  • Launch of New Corporate Branding
  • Arrival of 10 more new Citizen machines, latest model auto lathe machines from Japan as part of the overall expansion plan for 2011
  • Integration of Kenstronics Malaysia with Test Tooling Solutions Group

2010 Highlights

  • Expansion of TTS Japan to a new office at Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

2009 Highlights

  • Launched first Intranet to enable employees to share, view and locate company/department's information
  • 5S implementation to approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement into the production floor
  • Test Tooling Solutions (TTSM) and Test Tooling Designs (TTDM) have achieved the certification of ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Systems

2008 Highlights

  • Obtained the certification for RoHS (Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) for its Test Probe
  • Acquired 100% of the R-Squared Circuits Inc, a Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer for ATE testers located in Folsom California

2007 Highlights

  • Setup Auto Lathe factory in JB
  • TTSM officially took possession of Plant A in Penang

2006 Highlights

  • Purchased 50,000 sq. ft of a new production facility in Johor, Malaysia
  • Completed the expansion and renovation of Plant B in Penang
  • Acquired BigHub Technology Sdn Bhd and change its name to Test Tooling Designs (M) Sdn Bhd (TTDM)
  • Established its wholly owned subsidiary in Malaysia, Test Tooling Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. (TTSM)
  • Incorporated Test Tooling Solutions Group Pte Ltd in Singapore (TTS Group)
  • Relocation of Corporate HQ from USA to Singapore