Advantest Announces VOICE 2013 User's Conference for

Advantest Announces VOICE 2013 User's Conference for System-on-Chip
and Memory Semiconductor Devices and Handler Test Technologies 
Seventh Annual VOICE Conference Includes Fully Integrated Tracks
Featuring Advantest's T2000, V93000 and Memory Test Platforms 
TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --  VOICE 2013, a user's group
meeting and partners conference organized by Advantest Corporation
(TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE), is an international conference focusing on
innovative test solutions for system-on-chip (SOC) and memory
semiconductor devices and handler solutions. The 2013 conference will
include technical presentations, new product kiosks, interactive
discussion sessions for users of the T2000, V93000 and memory test
platforms and test cell solutions, offering extensive networking and
learning opportunities for all attendees. A new addition to the
program will be focused on Advantest's handler solutions. 
The seventh annual VOICE conference on April 23-25, 2013, at the
DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif., will open with two days of
technical presentations, one-on-one meetings and a suppliers' expo,
followed by a third day of hands-on workshops -- all focusing on
future-ready, scalable SOC and memory test solutions from Advantest. 
"Following an exciting inaugural year with presentations covering the
full Advantest SOC and memory portfolio, we expect VOICE 2013 to have
an increased number of new users with a wider range of customer
offered solutions," said Don Blair, Principal Consultant at Advantest
and chairperson of the VOICE conference's steering committee. "The
expanded portfolio from Advantest, including handlers, will multiply
the attendee learning opportunities at VOICE." 
"VOICE is an important facet of our ongoing commitment to high
quality customer care," said Keith Lee, president and CEO of
Advantest America, Inc. "We place great importance on creating true
value for our attendees by continually improving, expanding and
differentiating our conference from others in the industry. For
example, for VOICE 2013 we will provide a collaborative forum for
exchanging information and perspectives on the latest semiconductor
testing techniques as well as best practices for our SOC and memory
test platforms." 
Each year, VOICE attracts hundreds of attendees from leading
integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless
semiconductor companies and outsource assembly and test (OSAT)
houses. The 2013 conference is expected to draw an even larger and
broader audience of test professionals as the event continues to
expand. 
The 2013 technical program will be focused around five tracks
covering:  


 
--  Device Specific: Demonstrate the latest techniques for testing MPU,
    MCU, communications, automotive devices, CMOS imaging, sensors, PMIC
    and more.
--  Test Engineering Efficiency: Offer tips on writing fast test programs,
    fast.
--  Test Techniques and Methodologies: Illustrate new techniques and
    discuss new solutions.
--  Production Test: Discuss cost effective and throughput-optimized
    solutions for the whole test cell including tester and handler.
--  Memory: Explores the most efficient and cost effective memory testing
    for Flash and DRAM memory users.

  
About Advantest VOICE 2013
 Managed by a steering committee of
volunteer representatives from Advantest and their customers, VOICE
is the leading conference for the growing international community of
users and strategic partners involved with Advantest's SOC and memory
test platforms. The conference offers a unique opportunity to take
part in making semiconductor testing operations as efficient and
cost-effective as possible. Attendees gain and share valuable
insights, build long-lasting relationships and learn what's new about
Advantest SOC and memory test equipment, handlers and applications. 
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
www.advantest.com. 
COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com