TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2014) - VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE), will continue its tradition of offering a dynamic technical program in 2014 with a record number of papers presented in two locations -- May 12-13 in Silicon Valley, California at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, and May 15-16 in Austin, Texas at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown. In addition to the technical presentations, VOICE 2014 will include keynote speakers, partners' innovation expos, networking events and interactive discussion sessions for users of the T2000 and V93000 SoC test platforms as well as handlers and test cell solutions. Additionally, the conference agenda has been expanded to include a track on memory testers, supplementing the learning and networking opportunities for attendees.
The VOICE 2014 technical program will feature Advantest customers, partners and employees from six countries presenting their insights and best practices in more than 100 papers. Topics will include improving time-to-market and throughput, innovative test methodologies, system level and device specific testing, and utilizing the latest hardware and software features. At the Silicon Valley event, additional topics will be spotlighted in technical kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D, industry experts and supplier technologists.
VOICE 2014 will also include two informative keynote addresses. On May 13 in Silicon Valley, keynote speaker Risto Puhakka, president of VLSIresearch, will kick off day two with "Semiconductor Markets Beyond Smartphones and Tablets: The Opportunities and Challenges for Test." Puhakka directs the research, analysis, and reporting of semiconductor equipment markets for VLSI's Chip Market Research Services and regularly supplies advice and analysis to leading companies in the chip making industry. He is frequently quoted by major trade and business publications in topics related to his expertise. Puhakka holds an MBA with an emphasis in International Business and Marketing Strategy and an MS degree in Mining and Process Engineering.
On May 16 in Austin, Gowri Chindalore of Freescale Semiconductor will present a keynote address titled, "Internet Revolution - Part Deux - Internet of Everything for the Connected Intelligent World." Chindalore is the head of Freescale's Technology and Business Strategy for the Microcontrollers Business Group. In this role, he is responsible for defining the technology roadmap, new breakthrough product development, identifying the gaps between market needs and group capabilities, and evaluating strategic partnerships or acquisitions. Chindalore holds a master's degree and a PhD in Microelectronics. During the course of his career he has been granted 74 worldwide patents and has authored/co-authored 28 publications.
Reinforcing the VOICE reputation for providing excellent, in-depth technical training, Advantest will again offer a hands-on Workshop Day on Wednesday, May 14 at Advantest U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. The Workshop sessions will include one-on-one time with Advantest technology experts covering full-day topics such as C++/UTM/Eclipse, tools, g++/SmartCalc/code practices and a protocol aware software tutorial, as well as half-day topics such as SoC library and V93000 demodulation tools.
To register and learn more about VOICE 2014, visit the VOICE website at http://www.advantest.com/voice.
About VOICE 2014
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 T2000 and V93000 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 recently 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.