Advantest Ships Milestone 1,000th V93000 Smart Scale Tester to Long-Time Customer Amkor

Advantest Ships Milestone 1,000th V93000 Smart Scale Tester to Long-Time 
Customer Amkor 
Leading OSAT Selects Tester for Ability to Perform High-Speed,
Low-Cost Testing of the Newest Consumer Connectivity ICs 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has shipped its 1,000th V93000 Smart Scale(TM) tester, with the
historic system going to long-time customer Amkor Technology, one of
the world's largest providers of contract semiconductor assembly and
test services and a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 300
of the world's leading semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs.
Amkor will use the system, configured with Pin Scale 1600 and Pin
Scale 9G cards, to cost-efficiently test the newest generation of
semiconductors supporting High-Definition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI(R)) and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL(R)) technologies
manufactured by Silicon Image, Inc. 
"Advantest's V93000 is the leading production-proven system capable
of achieving 6-Gbps performance and higher that meets the stringent
testing and cost requirements of high-volume ICs targeted for mobile
and consumer electronics products," said Ziaus S. Molla, director of
operations engineering at Silicon Image, Inc. 
"More and more customers are requesting high-speed test capabilities
for their cost-sensitive devices," said Jong Bum Kim, senior vice
president of worldwide test sales at Amkor. "The V93000 Smart Scale
has the configurable flexibility and wide application coverage that
enable Amkor to meet these requirements."  
With the V93000 platform's scalable design, the tester can be
configured for different speeds, analog and radio-frequency (RF)
performance to meet each customer's unique test needs for a large
variety of low-cost devices. 
"For the 28-nm node and beyond, our V93000 platform sets the standard
in test by providing the industry's most versatile test solution,"
said Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president, SoC Business Group
at Advantest Corporation. "In addition to its leading performance and
accuracy, this well-established platform enables our customers to
drive down the cost of test and shorten their time to market for new
All classes of V93000 Smart Scale testers are compatible, enabling
customers to redirect their product flow from one class of tester to
another as IC production volumes and testing requirements change over
The V93000 test platform, widely used by Amkor and other outsourced
semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies worldwide, features
a universal per-pin architecture that provides the most flexible and
economical test solution for advanced semiconductor designs. By using
the company's Pin Scale 1600 digital channel card, which offers the
widest scale of capabilities on each digital channel, this tester can
perform any function needed for a device under test (DUT).
Advantest's innovative technology allows each pin to run with its own
individual clock domain, providing full test coverage by matching the
precise data-rate requirements of any DUT. This enables the V93000 to
conduct power supply modulation, jitter injection, protocol
communication and other key functions, offering system-like-stress
testing at the ATE level. 
About Amkor
 Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR) is one of the world's
largest and most accomplished providers of state-of-the-art packaging
design, assembly and test services. As a strategic partner to leading
semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs, our operations include
over 5.8M ft2 of volume production, development, sales and support
services in Asia, Europe and the United States. Our solutions enable
customers to focus on semiconductor design and wafer fabrication
while utilizing Amkor as their turnkey provider and packaging
technology innovator. For more information, 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 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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