Pintail Technologies Adds New Board Member

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Raymond J. Farnham appointed to Pintail Board.

Pintail Technologies, a breakthrough semiconductor test solutions provider, announced today the approved appointment of Raymond J. Farnham to the Pintail Board of Directors. Mr. Farnham is a semiconductor executive with more than 30 years of industry experience. His high-tech career began at National Semiconductor where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions during his 21 year tenure. Ray’s last position at National was as president of the Communications and Computing Group where he was responsible for a $675M global systems-level IC business comprising five divisions serving the networking, telecommunications, PC, disk drive, and consumer electronics markets.

Since leaving National, Mr. Farnham has been president and CEO of several semiconductor and software companies in Silicon Valley, as well as serving as an active board member of both public and private companies. Of significance to Pintail, Mr. Farnham was the president and CEO at IDS Software Systems until its acquisition by PDF Solutions. IDS had successfully developed and marketed dataPOWER™, a leading statistical analysis tool for the semiconductor industry.    

“I am very familiar with both the semiconductor industry and software products, and I’m quite impressed with Pintail’s technology and its team,” stated Mr. Farnham. “Pintail’s value proposition is very relevant, tangible and significant. The real-time ability to adaptively optimize the throughput and quality of testing complex semiconductor chips is truly unique and goes far beyond traditional analysis methods used to date. Pintail’s continuing development of new solutions will only broaden the utility and value currently being realized by the market and I am happy to be a part of it. ”

”We are extremely pleased to have a semiconductor executive of Mr. Farnham’s caliber join our board,” said Taylor Scanlon, President and CEO of Pintail. “Ray’s tenure and experience will help provide solid guidance and governance as we lead this emerging market. The depth and the breadth of Ray’s experiences are exactly what we wanted to round out our board.”

About Pintail Technologies

Pintail Technologies is a semiconductor test improvement company that provides breakthrough software to reduce the cost of test and increase production output and quality through existing test equipment and programs. Pintail has created the first test improvement solutions to combine real-time test process control capabilities with innovative analytical programs in an integrated software suite designed for speed and accuracy. Fabless and integrated device manufacturers worldwide, in collaboration with leading assembly and test suppliers, use Pintail tools to increase competitive advantage and hasten customer response. More information on the company and its solutions is available at


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