Advantest Enhances SSD Test Support With the Launch of Its New Engineering Test Station

Advantest Enhances SSD Test Support With the Launch of Its New Engineering Test 
New MPT3000ES Provides Powerful SSD Test Tools at the Engineer's Desk 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has introduced the next product in its MPT3000 family for testing
advanced solid-state drives (SSDs) by launching the flexible
MPT3000ES engineering station. While using the same high-performance
electronics and powerful software as the original MPT3000 unit, the
new station features a small footprint configured to test up to eight
SSDs in parallel. The system's small size and ability to plug into a
standard AC outlet enable users to conduct program development and
interactive device debugging in either office or lab settings. 
As a standalone system, the MPT3000ES is a valuable addition to any
engineer's toolbox for SSD analysis and debugging. It helps customers
accelerate SSD product development and time-to-manufacturing ramp.
The system's electronics provide 12-Gbps signaling and independent
power supplies for each SSD allow full performance testing. 
The MPT3000ES has changeable application boards to handle multiple
form factors such as 2.5-inch drives, half- and full-height PC cards,
M.2 and devices with customized form factors. Along with the
station's multi-protocol support, this flexibility enables SSD
manufacturers to pursue multiple business opportunities
simultaneously using a single test platform. 
The station uses the same proven, easy-to-use Stylus(TM) software
tools and revolutionary multi-protocol hardware architecture as the
original MPT3000, making it very user friendly. Test programs can be
ported directly between the MPT3000ES and the larger MPT3000 for
simplified program development and correlation during SSD bring-up
and qualification through production. 
Advantest has already received multiple orders for the new MPT3000ES
engineering station and is now shipping units to customers. 
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 
3061 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134, USA
Judy Davies 
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