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October 16, 2014 03:05 ET

Advantest Opens VOICE 2015 Call for Papers

Advantest Developer Conference Expands to Shanghai, China in May 2015

TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has issued a VOICE 2015 international call for papers focusing on innovative test solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) and memory semiconductor devices and handler solutions. VOICE, the annual Advantest Developer Conference, will include technical presentations, a partners' expo, and interactive discussion sessions for users of the V93000 and T2000 SoC test platforms as well as Advantest memory testers, handlers and test cell solutions, offering comprehensive learning and networking opportunities for all attendees.

For the past nine years, VOICE has brought together perspectives and expertise from all over the globe. The 2015 conference will return to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, in California's Silicon Valley, from May 12-13, with an additional workshop day on May 14 at Advantest's San Jose office. Furthermore, VOICE will expand internationally for the first time with an exclusive, one-day event in Shanghai, China on May 22, providing VOICE attendees and partners the opportunity to engage with an even larger international group in the Asia region.

"The VOICE Developer Conference continues to grow and improve upon prior years by listening to our attendees," said Carl Duffy, test engineering manager at Freescale Semiconductor. "In 2015, we are expanding the scope of the call for papers to include more of the hottest industry topics, and adding an event in Shanghai, China, an important global market. VOICE is a great opportunity to discuss specific test challenges, learn new methodologies, and network with engineers and other industry experts from the world's top semiconductor companies. The paper selection committee includes many Advantest customers, who are the developers using Advantest systems daily in their business. I am pleased to be the Chairman of VOICE 2015 and look forward to working with Advantest staff and our industry peers to put together a great conference." 

Each year, VOICE attracts hundreds of attendees from leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsource assembly and test (OSAT) houses.

The VOICE 2015 call for papers will focus on seven technology tracks covering:

  • Device Specific Testing: Techniques for testing MCUs, ASICs, PMICs, automotive radar, sensors, memory, baseband, cellular, multi-chip packages, and more
  • Hardware Design and Integration: Tester/handler integration, probe and package loadboard design, challenges of new package technologies and fine pitch devices, and more
  • Improving Throughput: Test time reduction, increased multi-site, multi-site efficiency, concurrent test, and more
  • Reducing Time-to-Market: DFT, pattern simulations/cyclization, automatic test program generation, system-level test, and more
  • New HW/SW Test Solutions: Solutions utilizing the latest hardware or software features
  • Test Methodologies: Techniques for testing DC, RF, mixed signal or high speed digital devices
  • Hot Topics: Timely topics covering test program quality control, security and encryption, production outsourcing, emerging wireless standards, test challenges at sub-28nm nodes or other subject matters trending in the ATE industry

Test developers can submit their abstracts to be presented at either the Santa Clara or Shanghai locations, or both. To respond to the call for papers, go to www.advantest.com/voice. All submissions must be received by November 21, 2014, and accepted presenters will be notified in January 2015.

About Advantest VOICE 2015
Managed by a steering committee of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers, VOICE is the leading conference for the growing international community of users and strategic partners involved with Advantest's V93000 and T2000 SoC test platforms as well as Advantest memory testers, handlers and test cell solutions. The conference offers a unique opportunity to take part in making semiconductor testing operations as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Attendees gain and share valuable insights, build long-lasting relationships and learn what's new about Advantest test equipment, handlers and applications.

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 introduced multi-vision metrology 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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