As a leading company in the semiconductor test equipment industry, the Advantest Group will strive to deliver increased corporate value through further enhancement of technology, service, and customer satisfaction. Utilizing its expanded resources, the company will not limit itself to the semiconductor test equipment industry, but will move forward proactively into new markets including health care, environmental technologies, and energy.About Advantest A world-class technology company, Advantest is a 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 www.advantest.com. About Verigy Verigy provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SOC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for Flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Verigy also provides advanced analysis tools that accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes. Additional information about Verigy can be found at www.verigy.com. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on Advantest, Verigy and their respective Boards of Directors’ current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these statements. These statements include statements regarding the anticipated benefits and values of the transaction to customers, Advantest shareholders and employees, and the expected strengths of the combined company. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "should," "plans," “anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed herein. Additionally, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: the challenges and costs of integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies from the Advantest and Verigy transaction; the ability to retain key employees; and other economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the businesses of Advantest and Verigy generally, including those set forth in the filings of Advantest and Verigy with the SEC, especially in the "Risk Factors" section of Advantest’s annual reports on Form 20-F and its Report of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K and the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Verigy’s annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its current reports on Form 8-K, as well as other SEC filings. Advantest and Verigy are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.
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