Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) will promote its TAS7500 family of compact and multipurpose terahertz spectroscopic / imaging systems at SCIX (The Great SCIentific e Xchange) to be held from September 28 – October 3 in Reno-Tahoe, NV. The SCIX conference is organized and presented by FACSS, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Advantest’s TAS7500 series is a multipurpose spectral imaging and analysis system capable of performing rapid analysis using the unique properties of terahertz (THz) waves. It acquires spectral data based on modes of low energy vibration and intermolecular interaction in the THz range, for spectroscopic analysis. Its high permeability and linearity, offers a better solution, compared to near-infrared, for testing and analyzing the qualities in substances. In the technical program at SCIX, Advantest’s scientist David Heaps will deliver a paper titled, Terahertz Mapping of Pharmaceutical Compaction Ribbons, overviewing the capabilities of the TAS7500TS system with an optical bench to create images of roller compaction ribbons, and scientist Xiao Hua Zhou will present a poster titled , Hardness Evaluation of Compressed Pharmaceutical Tablets Utilizing Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging, which demonstrates that terahertz spectroscopy is a viable alternative to the destructive hardness testing for monitoring quality in the pharmaceutical tableting process. SCIX is the premier meeting for analytical chemistry and allied sciences. The 2014 theme will focus on “Tackling the World’s Complex Analytical Challenges.” The conference will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno-Tahoe, NV. More information on SCIX can be found at: https://www.scixconference.org/ About Advantest Corporation 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 introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as 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 www.advantest.com.