Advantest's President and CEO Haruo Matsuno Earns ACE Award for Executive of the Year

Advantest's President and CEO Haruo Matsuno Earns ACE Award for Executive of 
the Year 
2012 Accomplishments Include Managing Advantest's Integration of
Verigy, Maintaining ATE Leadership and Pioneering New Business
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
announced that president and CEO Haruo Matsuno has received the ACE
(Annual Creativity in Electronics) Award for Executive of the Year,
presented by semiconductor industry journals EE Times and EDN. Mr.
Matsuno was recognized for his leadership in making progressive
corporate changes over the past year that not only created a more
flexible and results-driven organization, but also generated
impressive growth in the automatic test equipment (ATE) market and
opened doors for new business opportunities. 
At the awards presentation, Patrick Mannion, brand director, EDN, UBM
Tech, said, "It's a privilege for us to celebrate the leaders,
innovations and companies that are propelling our industry forward
each and every day. Your creativity and innovation is the lifeblood
of our industry." 
In the past year, Mr. Matsuno oversaw Advantest's integration of
U.S.-based ATE supplier Verigy, creating the semiconductor industry's
largest test equipment company. As he worked to integrate the
cultures of both organizations and align the expertise of the newly
combined personnel with specific segments of Advantest's business, he
assigned management of the company's largest revenue-generating
product group to a former Verigy executive based in Germany who had
the most direct experience and most successful track record in the
market segment. Although selecting an executive from outside the
parent company would be considered unusual for traditional Japanese
management styles, it is indicative of Mr. Matsuno's insightful and
international approach to business. 
Through the integration process, Advantest has maintained its high
standards of customer service and support. For example, in 2012 the
company's focus and commitment to customer satisfaction resulted in
Advantest being named "The BEST" semiconductor manufacturing
equipment supplier by leading market research firm VLSIresearch and
also earned Advantest a ra
nking on VLSIresearch's 10 BEST list for
the 24th consecutive year. 
"The ACE Award reflects the success and growth that we have
experienced as a company," said Mr. Matsuno. "I am honored to accept
this industry recognition." 
The ACE Award is the latest accolade earned by Mr. Matsuno, who has
been president and CEO of Advantest since 2009. In December,
VLSIresearch named him to its 2012 list of the All Stars of the
Chip-Making Industry. 
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 
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