6TL’s core business is to help test engineering groups to create their standard test platform, so that it results in a real modular and scalable test system. They can do it because they use the FastATE technology: the engineers will select, together with customer’s team, the 6TL Base test platform that better fits the scheduled production needs. The combination of the Base test platform with the 6TL modules (YAV modules, 19” rack modules), together with the needed third party instrumentation (rack & stack or PXI), will result in a top class standard and modular ATE, that 6TL will be able to replicate as many times as desired, always keeping each cable and bolt as it was specified. Interview with Ramon Llavall, Co-Managing Director at 6TL. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Ramon Llavall: As a product company, 6TL has a strong I&D developing hardware and software solutions for the electronic manufacturing companies. We also offer services/turnkey solutions like fixturing design, test sequences development and so on. E.E: What’s the news about new products? R.L: A trend in the market is the test automation and 6TL are ready to help manufacturers to apply this automation to the test field. E.E: What are the ranges of products? R.L: Starting with COTS components to be integrated in test platform to test platforms to be used in production environments. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? R.L: We are present in growing markets, as in most of them electronics is a crucial component. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? R.L: As said before, even the shortage components issue, the test automation is trend in the industry due to a lot of production is moving from Asia to Europe. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? R.L: Inline Test Handler prepared to test electronics with RF technology. E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2022? R.L: We hope this issue of the shortage components will be reduced and many customers could be able to produce and deliver products to the market, not before testing them.