Advantest's Global Deployment of New MPT3000 Testers for Solid-State Drives Commences With Multiple Orders

Advantest's Global Deployment of New MPT3000 Testers for Solid-State Drives 
Commences With Multiple Orders 
MPT3000 Systems Selected by Prominent SSD Manufacturers 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has received multiple MPT3000 system orders from prominent
manufacturers of solid-state drives (SSDs). The new testers, just
introduced in June, have been successfully installed in the
customers' facilities and are being used in testing next-generation
SSD devices that are soon to become commercially available. 
The multi-protocol MPT3000, being used initially for testing PCIe Gen
3 NVMe enterprise SSDs, was chosen for its performance and
easy-to-use software, fast bring-up from installation to results and
Advantest's excellent global support. The systems are now in use to
accelerate SSD product development and the ramp up to production. 
To provide an efficient test solution for the SSD market, the MPT3000
combines Advantest's expertise in high-speed system-on-chip (SoC)
testing with state-of-the-art electronics architecture, including
proprietary hardware acceleration and performance up to 12 Gbps. The
system's multi-protocol capability and high parallelism enable full
performance testing of a variety of SSD form factors including half-and full-height PC cards, 2.5-inch drives, M.2 and devices with
customized form factors.  
Advantest will be showcasing the new MPT3000 system in its booth,
#614-615, at the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7 in Santa Clara,
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 tools. 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 
Advantest Corporation
3061 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134, USA
Judy Davies 
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