Advantest's VOICE 2013 Semiconductor Test Conference Attracts Over 300 Attendees From Around the World

Advantest's VOICE 2013 Semiconductor Test Conference Attracts Over 300 
Attendees From Around the World 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 --  The 2013 edition of the VOICE
annual Users Group Conference organized by premier semiconductor test
company Advantest (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) and a committee of partner
companies, attracted over 300 test engineers and managers from 43
companies to San Jose, California, on April 23-24. This year's event
set a new record for registered attendees with many of them traveling
from various locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel,
Asia and Japan. For the first time this year, Advantest added
handlers to the program to highlight the company's integrated test
cell solution. 
Continuing the tradition of high quality technical content, VOICE
2013 featured 66 presentations, 20 kiosks and 7 workshops with
hands-on labs focusing on the latest semiconductor technologies and
techniques. Presentations were organized in ten tracks covering
real-world customer needs.  
By vote, conference attendees recognized the following papers as the
most outstanding: 

--  Best Paper 1 in the Test Techniques and Methodologies track, "Avoiding
    Hot Insertion and Hot Switching in Your Test Flows (V93000)" by Steven
    McKinley, Qualcomm.
--  Best Paper 2 in the Test Engineering Efficiencies' track, "Xbox Speech
    Recognition Assistant: Vision for Future Software Interface (T2000)"
    by Keith Schaub, Hu Yu and Minh Diep, Advantest.

"Now in its seventh year, VOICE continues to develop and grow with the
addition of a handler track and in-depth product kiosks," said
Advantest's Don Blair, chairperson of the VOICE 2013 conference
committee. "The opportunity to talk technology with more than 300
peers from fabless semiconductor companies, test houses, foundries
and IDMs (integrated device manufacturers) has made VOICE a
must-attend event for the international test community."  
VOICE 2013 also included the keynote, Beyond 2020 - Creating True
Value in the Future, by Glen Hiemstra, futurist and author.  
"VOICE offers our global customer base the opportunity to learn best
practices and techniques to reduce their testing time," said Keith
Lee, president and CEO of Advantest America, Inc. "The value of this
forum is evident in the year-over-year increase in attendees and
abstract submissions." 
Customers can purchase VOICE conference proceedings, including the
presented papers, on a USB memory stick. To order a copy, go to Early planning for next year's VOICE
conference is already underway. The steering committee for VOICE
2014, to be comprised of volunteer representatives from Advantest and
its customers, will be formally announced in mid-2013. 
 VOICE is the leading conference for the growing
international community of Advantest SOC, memory and handler
customers and partners. It offers a unique opportunity to make users'
semiconductor testing operations as effective as possible. Attendees
gain and share valuable insights, build long-lasting relationships
and learn what's new about Advantest's products 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 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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