Advantest's V93000 Dragon System Selected as Main Test Platform by SHHIC, Leading RFID IC Manufacturer in China

Advantest's V93000 Dragon System Selected as Main Test Platform by SHHIC, 
Leading RFID IC Manufacturer in China 
Installation Marks the First Use of an Advantest V93000 Dragon System
in Highly Parallel RFID Device Testing 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
announced that Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. (SHHIC),
a leading supplier of radio-frequency (RF) smart cards and
information-security ICs, is the first chip maker to use Advantest's
V93000 Smart Scale(TM) generation tester in the low-cost Dragon
configuration for highly parallel testing of RFID semiconductors. The
tester's Universal Pin architecture, available on all Smart Scale
systems, eliminates the need for analog cards, making it ideal for
cost-sensitive, high- parallel applications. 
The V93000 Dragon system will be used in engineering development and
production testing of RFID devices for banking cards. A 32-site
parallel test solution has been qualified and SHHIC is scheduled to
progress to 64-site testing in two months. The chip maker intends to
use additional V93000 Dragon systems in 2014. 
After conducting a thorough evaluation, SHHIC determined that the
V93000 Smart Scale platform with an A-Class test head perfectly
supports its roadmap for high-multi-site testing. The universal pin
design with its protocol engine-per-pin capability can achieve
multi-site efficiency (MSE) of up to 99.9 percent, and the
application module on-board (AMO) solution provides the test coverage
and economic performance required by RFID IC suppliers. 
"Advantest's V93000 Dragon system delivers the flexibility,
performance and unique capabilities, enabling the low cost of test
that we require for our RFID product lines," said Junqing Wang,
senior product engineering manager for SHHIC. "In addition, we value
Advantest's expert customer support, including access to Advantest's
development center and its field service engineering team, as we
continuously work to improve our production efficiencies and reduce
time to market." 
The Dragon series' A-Class tester uses an ultra-compact test head
with up to 1,024 pins. The advantages of this configuration include
minimal footprint, low power usage, simplified infrastructure and low
maintenance, all of which contribute to the lowest cost of ownership.
In addition, all V93000 Dragon testers use an innovative test
processor that eliminates the need for expensive components to test
advanced CMOS devices. The test processor offers the highest
integration in the ATE industry. 
All classes of V93000 Smart Scale testers are compatible, providing
users with the flexibility to shift semiconductor devices from one
Smart Scale class to another as their production volumes and testing
needs change over time. 
 Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. supplies
smart cards and information-security chips for contactless, security
and telecommunication applications to customers in China, Southeast
Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. The company is a division of
China Electronics Corporation (CEC) and has ranked among China's top
10 IC suppliers since 2004. SHHIC expects to ship more than 600
million chips this year. For more information, visit 
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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