Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the leading global supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE) to the semiconductor industry, today announced that a leading global semiconductor manufacturer in advanced integrated digital technology products for computing and communications, has accepted delivery of its 1000 th T2000 Test System. The system, part of a multi-unit global installation, will join other T2000’s in its class in performing high-volume production test of CPUs and SoC other devices.

Advantest’s T2000 test platform offers the industry’s highest levels of parallel testing capabilities with multiple tester controllers, instrumentation architecture and load board area, helping to enhance time-to-volume economics for the broadest range of SoC devices including: graphics processors, MCUs, RF SoC, cellular RF, baseband, power management and audio/video devices. Capable of addressing the unique requirements of today’s complex microprocessors as well as consumer and wireless devices, the T2000 offers multi-function and high-channel density digital, analog, DC and RF instrumentation and the scalability from low to higher performance SoC device test requirements, with industry leading COT advantages.

The T2000 is recognized by a growing number of IDMs, Fabless and OSAT companies worldwide as the platform that assures greater overall engineering productivity and efficiency. Introduced in 2003, Advantest’s T2000 now boasts 55 unique global customers and is firmly integrated into the world’s most advanced semiconductor design and production lines.

About Advantest Corporation

Advantest Corporation is the world’s leading automatic test equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry, and a producer of electronic and optoelectronic instruments and systems. A global company, Advantest has long offered total ATE solutions and serves the industry in every component of semiconductor test: tester, handler, mechanical and electrical interfaces, and software. Serving the IDM, fabless and OSAT markets, its SoC and memory testers, and device handlers, are integrated into the most advanced fabrication lines in the world. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its North American subsidiary in 1982. Advantest America, Inc. and Advantest America R&D Center, Inc. are based in Santa Clara, Calif. More information is available at www.advantest.com.

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