Advantest Introduces T2000 IMS for Low-Cost Testing of

Advantest Introduces T2000 IMS for Low-Cost Testing of Integrated
Microcontroller and Smart Card ICs 
Company's Universal Pin Architecture Enables Massively Parallel
Testing in a Single System 
TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
introduced its new T2000 Integrated Massive Parallel test solution
(IMS), a massive parallel test system capable of achieving the lowest
cost of test for microcontroller units with integrated analog and
embedded flash memory circuits. The new tester will be featured in
Advantest's exhibit (booth #8C-901 in Hall 8) at the SEMICON Japan
trade show, December 5-7 in Makuhari Messe in the Chiba prefecture. 
Designed to enable large-scale testing of up to 256 devices
simultaneously, Advantest's new integrated massive parallel test
solution achieves high throughput and fast test times with a parallel
efficiency target of more than 99 percent. The tester's universal pin
architecture internally manages 208 channels of diverse resources to
provide optimal flexibility. 
"With our new T2000 IMS system's highly efficient and massive
parallel production capabilities, we are positioned to capture even
more market share in the cost-sensitive MCU (microcontroller unit)
and Smart Card IC space," said Dr. Toshiyuki Okayasu, executive
officer and executive vice president of the SoC Test Business Group
at Advantest Corporation. "The advantage lies in Advantest's
universal pin architecture. Other ATE companies need several modules
and highly complex performance boards to manage those multiple
modules in order to do the same job as our monolithic IMS module." 
Advantest's design not only lowers the cost of test by simplifying
the design of performance boards, but also reduces recurring
manufacturing costs at production facilities because the universal
pin architecture makes performance boards easier to maintain -- a key
performance attribute for overseas production facilities. 
About Advantest Corporation
 A world-class technology company,
Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE)
for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of
measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic
instruments and systems
. Its leading-edge systems and products are
integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in
the world. The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that
benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and
has recently introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron
microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a
groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tool. Founded in Tokyo in
1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA,
and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at 
All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of
publication, but may be subject to change. 
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Judy Davies 
VP of Global Marketing Communications 
Advantest America Inc.
Tel: +1 408-456-3717 
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