Advantest to Feature Keynote Address by Futurist, Glen Hiemstra, at VOICE 2013 User's Group and Partners Conference

Advantest to Feature Keynote Address by Futurist, Glen Hiemstra, at VOICE 2013 
User's Group and Partners Conference 
TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 --  VOICE 2013, a user's group
meeting and partners conference organized by Advantest Corporation
(TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE), will feature a keynote presentation by Glen
Hiemstra, founder of Futurist.com. An internationally acclaimed
expert on long-range trends and creating the preferred future,
Hiemstra has advised professional, business, and governmental
organizations for two decades and served as a technical advisor for
futuristic television programs. He is the author of Turning the
Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to
Shape Their Future and co-author of Strategic Leadership. His next
book, Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future will
be published in 2013. Futurist.com is regularly visited by people
from more than 120 nations. 
Hiemstra's keynote, titled "Beyond 2020 - Creating True Value in the
Future," will kick off Day 2 of Advantest's VOICE conference, taking
place April 23-24 in San Jose, California. Hiemstra's keynote will
explore future trends as they impact the future of technology and the
industry related to semiconductors and integrated circuits.  
"This year's keynote brings the VOICE 2013 theme of Creating True
Value into reality with actual examples of how future innovations can
bring value to customers today," said Advantest's Don Blair,
chairperson of the VOICE 2013 program committee. "VOICE's rich
technical program, combined with this future-focused presentation,
will deliver an informative and stimulating event for our attendees." 
In addition to the keynote address, VOICE 2013 will feature technical
presentations by customers, strategic partners and in-house experts;
a robust kiosk program staffed by product experts; and a one-day,
hands-on workshop for test engineers. For complete program details,
visit www.advantest.com/VOICE2013.  
This year's conference is expected to attract more than 300 test
engineering and management professionals from more than 50 companies
around the world, including foundries, fabless semiconductor
companies and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) as well as
strategic partners of Advantest.  
About Advantest VO
ICE 2013
 Managed by a steering committee of
volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers, VOICE is
the leading conference for the growing international community of
users and strategic partners involved with Advantest's T2000 and
V93000 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 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
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