Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the global leader in automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, tomorrow celebrates the ten year anniversary of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ringing of the closing bell.

Advantest listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and began trading its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on September 17, 2001. Through its affiliation with NYSE, the company has boosted corporate value by maintaining strict corporate governance and internal controls in conformity with NYSE’s high trading standards, ensuring the liquidity of its common stock and burnishing the Advantest brand.

Advantest Corporation President and CEO, Haruo Matsuno, stated, “In 2001, slightly less than 70% of our revenues originated outside Japan. Today, that proportion is greater than 80%. Our association with NYSE continues to support our global expansion and our quest for enhanced corporate value.”

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 www.advantest.com.

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