Advantest Announces New 64-Channel, General Purpose VI Module on T2000 Platform for Low-Cost Testing of High-Density, Multi

Advantest Announces New 64-Channel, General Purpose VI Module on T2000 Platform 
for Low-Cost Testing of High-Density, Multi-Function
Power Management, Automotive ICs 
New T2000 GVI64 Module Performs Highly Parallel Testing of ICs for
Power-Management and Automotive Applications 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/13 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has introduced a new 64-channel, general purpose voltage-current (VI)
module for its production-proven T2000 test platform, offering the
industry's lowest cost of test for parametric testing of
high-pin-count ICs used in power-management and automotive
applications. The GVI64 analog test module is designed for highly
parallel, full-coverage testing of integrated device architectures
that incorporate multiple functions such as power-management units,
power-amp units and ADC/DAC converter units. 
"With its ability to accurately test a wide range of high-density
ICs, our GVI64 system delivers industry-leading productivity," said
Satoru Nagumo, executive officer of Advantest Corporation. "The cost
of test is minimized by the module's fast cycle times and reduced
maintenance needs." 
The GVI64 integrates multiple test functions in a single module,
including parametric, timing and linearity measurements. Other
testers on today's market require several modules -- along with more
complex and costly performance boards/load boards, circuits and
relays -- to perform the same array of tests. 
In addition, Advantest's new module leverages advanced
digital-feedback technologies that allow it to archive and recall
test results for greater accuracy, best-in-class performance and
spike-free switching in parametric measurements. 
The system can operate over a VI range of -64 volts to 85 volts per
240 milliamperes and a time-measurement unit range of -50 volts to 50
volts over a 100 megahertz bandwidth. 
Shipments of Advantest's T2000 GVI64 module are expected to begin in
the first half of 2014. 
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
www.advantest.com. 
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COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com