Advantest's V93000 Smart Scale System Selected by Avago's Fiber Optic Products Division

Advantest's V93000 Smart Scale System Selected by Avago's Fiber Optic Products 
Order Marks Advantest's First Business in Fiber-Optics Market 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/13 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has entered a new market segment by selling a V93000 Smart Scale(TM)
platform to Avago Technologies' Fiber Optic Products Division (FOPD)
for use in testing optical transceiver devices for high-speed
backplane and telecommunication applications.  
"Winning this business shows that Advantest can provide highly
productive and cost-effective test solutions for applications beyond
mainstream semiconductor production," said Makoto Nakahara, senior
vice president of sales for Advantest Corporation. 
"With the V93000 Smart Scale solution, we get all the features of a
fully integrated SoC (system-on-chip) tester along with scalability
at a price that is comparable with our previous solution," said
Faouzi Chaahoub, senior director of FOPD for Avago. "Additionally, we
have been able to achieve four times the level of multi-site testing.
We plan to move most of our high-volume production to the V93000
Smart Scale platform." 
The V93000 Smart Scale platform meets Avago's requirements for a
system that provides a compact footprint, flexible performance and
advanced features including digital channel pins for DC testing. The
scalable tester purchased by Avago FOPD is equipped with an A-Class
test head, two Pin Scale 1600 digital channel cards and a VI32 card,
presenting a highly parallel, 16-site wafer-sort solution for the 28
nm technology node and beyond. The system's universal per-pin
architecture offers advanced capabilities to deliver customized
solutions that reduce the cost of test. 
By achieving unprecedented DC accuracy, Advantest's Pin Scale 1600
card addresses the new challenges of testing 28 nm semiconductors
that operate at much lower supply-voltage levels. The digital channel
card improves parallel-test efficiency by using per-pin features such
as on-the-fly pattern changes, clock-domain-per-pin(TM),
protocol-engine-per-pin(TM), PRBS-per-pin and SmartLoop(TM).
Advantest's DC Scale VI32 card, scalable from 16 to 32 channels, has
the flexibility to handle multiple applications while providing
precise voltages and supporting multiple power domains. 
About Avago Technologies
 Avago Technologies is a leading designer,
developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog,
mixed-signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a
focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed
by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products
serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired
infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee
presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to
its Hewlett-Packard roots. For more information, visit Avago's
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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