Advantest Installs Multiple V93000 Dragon Testers at Powertech Technology Inc., a Leading Taiwanese Test and Assembly Foundry

Advantest Installs Multiple V93000 Dragon Testers at Powertech Technology Inc., 
a Leading Taiwanese Test and Assembly Foundry 
New Dragon Testers Selected for Their Ability to Achieve Lowest Cost
of Test for a Variety of SOC Devices 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
installed several of its V93000 Smart Scale(TM) generation testers,
configured for testing system-on-chip (SOC) devices, at Powertech
Technology Inc.'s (PTI) outsource semiconductor assembly and testing
(OSAT) facility in Taiwan. All of the systems in PTI's order feature
Advantest's Dragon configuration with performance capabilities
including clock-domain-per-pin(TM), parametric measurement units
(PMU) per pin and system-like stress testing, which PTI plans to
employ in testing advanced SOCs. 
The order includes V93000 A-Class and C-Class configurations. The
V93000 A-Class tester uses Advantest's smallest test head, which
minimizes the system's footprint and power consumption to achieve a
low cost of ownership. The C-Class system is equipped with the
largest test head available for the V93000 Dragon system. All classes
of V93000 Smart Scale testers are compatible, giving users the
flexibility to shift semiconductor devices from one Smart Scale class
to another as IC production volumes and testing needs change over
"To expand our testing capabilities, we needed a solution capable of
handling SOCs' demanding integration trends, which involve higher pin
counts as well as the combined functionality of mixed-signal, RF
(radio frequency) and high-speed digital circuitry," said KJ Jan,
corporate officer of test for PTI. "We also wanted a solution that
would be compatible with existing single-density cards and provide a
way for us to continue testing more mature devices in the most
economical way possible. Advantest's V93000 Dragon tester meets these
needs, allowing us to reduce our cost of test and speed up time to
market for our customers." 
Introduced to customers in 2012, the V93000 Dragon tester is designed
for maximum versatility and scalability while offering the lowest
cost of test. Using up to 2,048 channels, it can test a wide range of
ICs, from low-cost consumer devices to high-p
semiconductors for diverse applications. The V93000 Dragon tester is
fully scalable and compatible with the proven V93000 Smart Scale
platform, offering a unique combination of low cost, high pin count
and flexible performance. High throughput features and advanced test
capabilities enable the lowest cost of test along with superior
testing accuracy and repeatability. 
All Dragon testers use an innovative test processor that eliminates
the need for expensive components to test advanced CMOS devices with
densities up to several gigabits. The test processor offers the
highest integration in the ATE industry.  
About Powertech Technology Inc.
 Founded in 1997, Powertech
Technology Inc. (PTI) is the world's leading provider of back-end
semiconductor services including IC probing, packaging, testing and
worldwide delivery. The PTI Group has more than 8,000 employees and
operates world-class manufacturing plants in Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
PTI has achieved a compound average growth rate of more than 25
percent over the past 10 years and, in 2008, ranked fifth among IC
back-end subcontractors and first in memory device applications. PTI
ships more than 260M units per month to customers, who are primarily
first-tier integrated devices manufacturers (IDM) and fabless
companies. More information can be found at 
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 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 
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717 
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