Advantest Introduces New T2000 3Gbps CMOS Image Capture Module

Advantest Introduces New T2000 3Gbps CMOS Image Capture Module for
Industry-Leading T2000 ISS Semiconductor Test Platform 
High-Speed Image Capturing and Highly Parallel Testing Help to Reduce
Production Costs for CMOS Image Sensing Devices 
TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
introduced the IC industry's fastest image-capture module to
cost-efficiently test the high-frequency, low-power D-PHY and M-PHY
interface chips expected to drive growth in the image sensor market.
The new T2000 3Gbps CMOS Image Capture Module operates on Advantest's
T2000 ISS system, an industry-leading test platform for a broad range
of system-on-chip (SoC) devices. 
With a high-speed image-capture rate of up to 3Gbps, Advantest's new
3GICAP test module performs highly accurate, massively parallel
testing of CMOS image sensors, which are used in a wide range of
consumer electronics, including cell phones, digital cameras, video
camcorders and automotive vision systems. 
"Ongoing, rapid improvements in the performance and resolution of
CMOS image sensors as well as the growing volume of electronic
products depending upon them continue to exert downward pressure on
production costs," said Satoru Nagumo, senior vice president of the
ASD Test Business Group at Advantest Corporation. "Our newest
generation of image-capturing technology enables our customers to
lower the cost of test while meeting the performance requirements for
advanced image sensors." 
The T2000 3Gbps CMOS Image Capture Module simultaneously tests up to
64 devices in parallel, significantly reducing test costs. In
addition to improving yields by performing at-speed testing in
production, the module also can be used to shorten turnaround time in
verifying semiconductor designs on first silicon. 
The new module is fully compatible with Advantest's T2000 ISS test
platform, a member of the T2000 series. The T2000 family of test
systems is used in the world's most advanced semiconductor design and
production lines by integrated device manufacturers, fabless
companies and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test foundries
around the world. 
About Advantest Corporation
 A world-class technology company,
Advantest is t
he 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 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
www.advantest.com. 
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COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com