The company delivers competitive advantages to the world’s leading semiconductor, electronics, automotive and network systems companies. In 2004, Teradyne had sales of $1.8 billion, and currently employs about 4,100 people worldwide.
Teradyne’s SMT (Surface Mount Technology) operation was a low volume, high mix manufacturing environment. The operation required frequent set- ups, and Teradyne needed a way to best maximize the time their SMT machine was in operation. Abel Womack designed a software system for the SMT operation that combined the use of barcoding and scanning to optimize efficiency.