Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) today announced that it will donate 100 million yen (approximately US$1.2 million) for emergency aid to the victims of the Northeast Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, and for reconstruction in the affected area.

Advantest extends its sincere condolences to the survivors and the families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake

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 recently introduced critical dimension 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

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