Advantest Earns Best Supplier Award From STATS ChipPAC

Advantest Earns Best Supplier Award From STATS ChipPAC 
World's Top Supplier of Automatic Semiconductor Test Equipment
Recognized for Sixth Consecutive Year 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 --  Semiconductor test equipment
leader Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has received the
Best Supplier Award from Singapore-based STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (SGX-ST:
STATSChP), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and
test services. Advantest won this year's award by unanimous decision
of the judges and now has earned this supplier recognition every year
since 2007. 
"In 2012, STATS ChipPAC continued to strengthen our leadership
position in advanced packaging technologies, which has enabled us to
gain significant traction in a number of key programs with market
leaders in the mobile space," said Wan Choong Hoe, executive vice
president and chief operating officer, STATS ChipPAC. "It is our
pleasure to recognize Advantest's achievements and we appreciate
their ability to consistently deliver quality and responsive services
that help us deliver on our commitments to our customers." 
The Best Supplier Award is STATS ChipPAC's highest honor recognizing
material and equipment suppliers for distinguished service and
performance. The award is judged on how well a supplier performs in
terms of quality, on-time delivery, technology, service,
responsiveness and cost competitiveness. 
Advantest earned the award on the strength of its fast turnaround
time and services, which include fast response to short lead-times,
demand upsides and schedule changes. In presenting the award, STATS
ChipPAC also expressed its appreciation of Advantest's field service
support team for keeping its installed testers running at optimal
production conditions. 
"This award exemplifies our company-wide dedication to helping our
customers succeed by delivering the industry's best service, support
and product quality," said Haruo Matsuno, president and chief
executive officer of Advantest Corporation. 
This award from STATS ChipPAC is the latest industry honor earned by
Advantest this year. The company also ranked among the 10 BEST
Suppliers of semiconductor production equipment for 2013 in an
industry survey conducted by VLSIresearch and received Texas
Instruments' 2012 Supplier
 Excellence Award in April. In May,
Advantest's president and CEO, Haruo Matsuno, received the ACE
(Annual Creativity in Electronics) Award for Executive of the Year
from semiconductor industry journals EE Times and EDN. 
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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