Advantest Earns Supplier Excellence Award From Texas Instruments

Advantest Earns Supplier Excellence Award From Texas Instruments 
TI Using Advantest's M4841 Pick-and-Place Handlers With Its Automated
Test Equipment 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
earned the Texas Instruments (TI) 2012 Supplier Excellence Award.
Advantest provides the M4841 pick-and-place test handler, which TI
uses with its installed automated test equipment (ATE). This is the
first time that Advantest has received this supplier award from TI. 
Advantest has installed M4841 Dynamic Test Handlers at TI's
manufacturing facilities around the world. The versatile handler's
universal compatibility enables it to enhance the productivity of
test platforms from Advantest as well as other suppliers. 
TI's Supplier Excellence Award recognizes suppliers who contribute
significantly to TI's business success through outstanding
performance and continuous improvement in providing goods or
services. Suppliers' efforts are assessed through a company-wide
process used to communicate expectations and evaluate performance in
six areas: cost, environmental and social responsibility, technology,
responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality. 
"As we work to strengthen TI's core processes, we are emphasizing the
importance of execution in every role and organization," said Rob
Simpson, TI's vice president of worldwide procurement and logistics.
"We look to Advantest Corporation, as a key business partner, to help
us achieve our priorities through outstanding execution, quality and
performance. Advantest is an integral component of our mission to
provide the products that help our customers transform the future,
today." 
"This award from TI exemplifies the strong and growing partnership
between our companies," said Keith Lee, president and CEO of
Advantest America, Inc. "We remain dedicated to maintaining and
extending Advantest's leadership in technology and customer service
for all aspects of semiconductor test and handling." 
Advantest's M4841 Dynamic Test Handler is optimized for
high-throughput parallel testing of complex ICs and packages
including ball grid arrays (BGAs), chip-scale packages (CSPs),
quad-flat packages (QFPs) and quad-flat no-leads (QFNs). It can
substantially reduce the cost of testing high-volume devices used in
consumer applications such as portable digital equipment and
automotive electronics. The system is designed to maintain a high
mean contact between jams (MCBJ) and includes an upgradable Tri-Temp
capability as well as a soft-touch feature that safeguards singulated
IC packages from scratches and other potential damage. 
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
www.advantest.com. 
COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com 
 
 
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