Denso Selects Advantest's T2000 for Automotive Mixed-Signal Device Evaluation and Volume Production

Denso Selects Advantest's T2000 for Automotive Mixed-Signal Device Evaluation 
and Volume Production 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
announced today that Denso Corporation has selected its T2000
Integrated Power Device Test Solution (IPS) for automotive device
evaluation and production testing. Denso will use the IPS to evaluate
and manufacture control, power-train and sensor devices for
automobiles. 
Advances in automotive technologies to improve fuel efficiency and
reduce CO2 emissions, as well as the development of advanced safety
technologies, have diversified automotive semiconductor needs and
driven demand for higher production volumes. Suppliers and users of
automotive devices require test environments that contribute to
shorter development times, accelerate production ramps and allow
production volumes to be expanded with minimal capital investment.
Simultaneously, to enable testing of silicon-on-insulator (SOI)
based, bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) processed mixed-signal devices, which
are widely used in the automotive industry, test solutions must
support high-speed digital interfaces -- whose speeds continue to
increase -- in addition to high-precision analog semiconductor
technologies. Advantest's T2000 IPS satisfies these needs with
industry-leading test quality and cost efficiencies. 
Denso's decision to install the T2000 reflects the superior test
quality provided by Advantest, the IPS's support for diverse
automotive mixed-signal devices and its multi-pin device
parallel-test functionality, among other capabilities that make this
a preferred solution for test time and device development time
reduction. 
Denso's executive director in charge of the company's device
business, Yukihiro Kato, said, "The T2000 provides broad coverage of
high-voltage and high-precision analog devices, including those with
very high-speed interfaces. It is contributing to productivity
improvements for us." 
The T2000 IPS is optimal for testing not only automotive devices, but
also power-management ICs and power-switch devices. By integrating a
range of measurement capabilities into a single module, Advantest is
able to compress peripheral circuitry into the smalles
t possible
space and offer best-in-class parallel-test functionality. The use of
proprietary circuit technology dramatically reduces wait time,
compared to previous systems, while the T2000 platform's high
reliability and support for high-voltage, high-precision testing have
contributed to its reputation as the leading test system in its
category. 
The adoption of the T2000 by Denso, a premier automotive-parts
supplier, further testifies to the system's diverse functionality,
scalability and ability to reduce test costs. 
About Denso Corporation
 Denso Corporation, headquartered in Kariya,
Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of
advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal,
powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its
customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the
company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries
and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people.
Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013,
totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, Denso spent 9.4 percent of
its global consolidated sales on research and development. Denso
common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. 
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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Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com 
 
 
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