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Advantest Sponsors Global Semiconductor Association Awards Dinner

  Advantest Sponsors Global Semiconductor Association Awards Dinner

         Annual Event Honors Excellence in the Semiconductor Industry

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 10, 2012

Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the world's leading supplier of
semiconductor test equipment, will again sponsor the annual GSA Awards Dinner
Celebration to be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Santa Clara Convention
Center in Santa Clara, Calif. This premier event recognizes individuals and
companies that have demonstrated excellence through vision, strategy,
execution and future opportunity, and honors specific achievements in
categories ranging from outstanding leadership and accomplishments, to overall
respect within the industry. At Thursday’s dinner, Sir Robin Saxby, founding
CEO of ARM Holdings, will be awarded the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership
Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the semiconductor
industry.

Supporting the evening's theme of “Engineering the Future,” will be keynote
speaker, Cal Ripkin, Jr., Baseball’s Iron Man and Hall of Famer, whose name
has become synonymous with strength, character, endurance and integrity.

“Advantest is proud to be a long-standing member of GSA and a continuing
sponsor of the annual Awards Dinner,” commented R. Keith Lee, president and
CEO of Advantest America, Inc. “We applaud GSA for its continued progress in
fostering collaboration throughout the semiconductor industry, and extend our
congratulations to Sir Robin Saxby and all those who will receive recognition
at the event, he continued.”

About GSA

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth
and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor
industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration,
integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply
chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to
enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global
collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities,
encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with
comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies
throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe.
www.gsaglobal.org

About Advantest

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, It’s
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 critical dimension scanning electron
microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, and a 3D imaging analysis
tool to the transportation industry. 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

Contact:

Advantest America, Inc.
Amy Gold, 212.710.0515
a.gold@advantest.com