Advantest New Pin Scale Serial Link Card Continues to Win Market Share With Latest Order From Chinese IC Maker HiSilicon

Advantest New Pin Scale Serial Link Card Continues to Win Market Share With 
Latest Order From Chinese IC Maker HiSilicon 
Digital Channel Card Enables Fast, Cost-Efficient Testing of ICs in
Both Engineering and Manufacturing Environments 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has received an order from the engineering group within HiSilicon
Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese producer of application-specific
integrated circuits (ASICs) and other chipsets for communication
networks and digital media, for a V93000 Smart Scale(TM) tester
equipped with Advantest's Pin Scale Serial Link (PSSL) digital
channel card. Introduced in the fourth quarter of 2013, the PSSL card
is already in use at more than 10 customer sites for both device
characterization and volume manufacturing of today's most advanced
high-speed semiconductors. 
"Advantest's test solution presents both the performance capabilities
and the low cost of test that we require," said David Lin, senior
test manager with HiSilicon. "While we are installing a PSSL-enabled
tester in our engineering operations, our OSAT (outsourced
semiconductor assembly and test) partners are using several of these
systems for high-volume testing of our commercially available ICs." 
Operating at data-transfer rates up to 16 Gbps, PSSL is the fastest
fully integrated automatic test equipment (ATE) instrument on the
market. It is the newest of Advantest's Pin Scale cards built on the
V93000 Smart Scale's universal pin architecture, making it capable of
performing per-pin testing with high multi-site efficiency. Each pin
on a PSSL card can run at its own data rate, allowing a tester to
match the exact clock speeds of any device under test without
sacrificing pin count or timing flexibility. This design enables the
system to achieve unprecedented granularity in IC testing. 
Because all resources can operate independently and simultaneously,
PSSL is capable of high-volume throughput. The system can conduct
affordable, at-speed testing of high-end ICs used in infrastructure
and network processing applications including 10G/40G/100G Ethernet,
PCI Express (PCIe) interface and proprietary 10G to 16G backplane
SerDes technology, which is used in China's LTE communications
PSSL also supports a full suite of physical layer (PHY) testing
methodologies such as pseudorandom bit stream (PRBS) stimulus and
response, jitter injection and measurement capability as well as AC
and DC analysis to provide comprehensive margin test coverage. 
About HiSilicon
 Established in 2004, HiSilicon Technologies Co.,
Ltd. is a leading provider of end-to-end chipsets and solutions for
telecommunication networks, wireless terminals and digital media.
With IC design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, the U.S. and Sweden,
the company serves more than 200 customers in over 100 countries,
bringing maximum value to global operators and consumers. For more
information, please visit 
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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