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October 08, 2015 03:05 ET

Call for Papers Issued for Advantest's VOICE 2016 Developer Conference on the Newest Semiconductor Test Technologies

Tenth Annual International Test Conference to Be Held in Both the U.S. and Taiwan, Featuring Technical Sessions and Networking Opportunities

TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - An international call for papers on semiconductor test solutions, best practices and innovative technologies has been issued for next year's tenth annual VOICE Developer Conference, organized by leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE). Based on the success of holding VOICE sessions in China and the U.S. last year, the 2016 conference will again be held on both sides of the Pacific Ocean -- in San Diego, California on May 10-11 and in Hsinchu, Taiwan on May 18 -- with the unifying theme of "10 Wonders of Technology" in recognition of the 10th anniversary of VOICE.

VOICE 2016 will offer attendees comprehensive learning and networking opportunities, including technical presentations, a partners' exposition, social gatherings and the first-ever presentation track focused on new solutions in design technology and materials for loadboards and probe cards from various companies. In addition, the San Diego event will be the site of interactive discussion sessions for users of Advantest's V93000 and T2000 system-on-a-chip (SoC) test platforms, memory testers, handlers, test cell solutions, product engineering and test technology.

International Attendance
Each year, the world's semiconductor industry personnel from leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) providers come together at VOICE to share ideas and information as colleagues.

"VOICE has always been an engineering conference -- created by test engineers for test engineers -- for sharing useful, relevant solutions and best practices that can be applied directly to today's most pressing test challenges," said Mark Nagel, chairman of VOICE 2016 and Advantest staff applications engineer. "Now with the expansion of VOICE to include product engineering content, our 2016 conference is a can't-miss event. As we mark VOICE's tenth anniversary, we'll be celebrating how this developer conference has evolved and grown with the IC test industry while also recognizing the people and innovations that have made VOICE so successful. I invite the world's test community to join us in paradise -- the beautiful Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego -- and/or at our second international location, in Hsinchu, Taiwan."

Informative Technical Presentations
The VOICE 2016 call for papers focuses on seven technology tracks:

  • Hot Topics concerns new market drivers and future trends including security and encryption, emerging wireless standards, test challenges at next-generation technology nodes, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive solutions and smart houses.
  • Device-Specific Testing covers techniques for testing MCUs, ASICs, PMICs, automotive radar, sensors, memory, baseband, cellular, multi-chip packages and more.
  • Hardware Design and Integration includes tester/handler integration, probe and package loadboard design challenges of new package technologies and fine-pitch devices, and more.
  • Improving Throughput addresses test-time reduction, increased multi-site efficiency, concurrent testing, data analysis, and more.
  • Reducing Time to Market encompasses DFT, pattern simulations/cyclization, automatic test program generation, system-level test, and more.
  • New Hardware/Software Test Solutions focuses on solutions utilizing the latest hardware or software features.
  • Test Methodologies involves techniques for testing DC, RF, mixed-signal or high-speed digital devices.

Test developers are invited to submit their abstracts for consideration at either the San Diego or Taiwan locations, or both, by going to https://voice.advantest.com/call-for-papers. All submissions must be received by November 20, 2015. Accepted presenters will be notified in January 2016. Audience members at the conference sessions in May 2016 will vote for the best papers, with winning presenters receiving prizes.

Attending VOICE 2016
Industry members interested in attending the San Diego event can reserve hotel rooms now by calling 800-344-2626 and mentioning Advantest America or by visiting the hotel's website.

To arrange hotel rooms for the Taiwan event in Hsinchu, email mktgcomms@advantest.com.

For more information about the VOICE 2016 Developer Conference, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://voice.advantest.com/ or email mktgcomms@advantest.com.

About Advantest VOICE 2016
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, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, 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 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.

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