Advantest Introduces New Image-Processing Unit for Testing Advanced CMOS Image Sensors on Industry-Leading T2000 Platform

Advantest Introduces New Image-Processing Unit for Testing Advanced CMOS Image 
Sensors on Industry-Leading T2000 Platform 
New T2000 ISS IPE2 Unit Uses Greater Image-Processing Power to
Achieve Higher Throughput and Lower Cost of Test 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/13 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has launched its new T2000 ISS IPE2 unit, significantly shortening
the image-processing time needed to test the larger pixel sizes of
today's advanced CMOS image sensors used in smart phones, tablet
computers, digital cameras and video camcorders. Reducing test cycle
times results in a lower cost per device, which helps to make the
end-user electronic products more cost competitive. 
Advantest's newest test module for its T2000 platform features an
improved image-processing engine with a quad-core CPU. By
incorporating four microprocessing cores, the flexible ISS IPE2 unit
can assign an independent image-processing engine for each device
undergoing simultaneous testing. This configuration can reduce test
times by as much as 46 percent for high-end CMOS image sensors with
higher pixel counts. 
"Our new high-speed image-processing unit is designed to address the
trend toward bigger pixels and higher image quality among CMOS image
sensors," said Satoru Nagumo, executive vice president of Advantest
Corporation. "This system addresses a pressing industry need that
exists today and which we expect to extend well into the future." 
Advantest is now shipping the new T2000 ISS IPE2 unit to customers
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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