SOURCE: Advantest


August 30, 2012 16:05 ET

Semiconductor Test Equipment Leader Advantest Completes Move of U.S. Headquarters to San Jose, Calif.

Consolidates Silicon Valley Operations Into a Single Facility Designed for Increased Efficiency and Low Environmental Impact

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has consolidated its Silicon Valley operations into a 116,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, Calif. The new headquarters of Advantest America, Inc., located at 3061 Zanker Road, now houses all staff and operations from its Santa Clara facility, which had been the U.S. headquarters since 1997, as well as its Cupertino facility, which had been home to former automated test equipment supplier Verigy, Inc.

In addition to expansive office space, the new headquarters includes a 19,000-square-foot laboratory for engineering development activities, an auditorium, customer training facilities and two loading docks.

"I am delighted to welcome Advantest America and its nearly 400 employees to San Jose," said Mayor Chuck Reed. "As the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is the ideal home for innovative companies like Advantest that play a key role in the development of cutting-edge technologies. I'd like to thank Advantest for their investment in San Jose and I look forward to helping facilitate their continued growth in the years to come."

As Advantest America prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in September, it is reaffirming its commitment to its customers and to maintaining an environmentally friendly facility. In compliance with the international ISO 14001 standard, the company is using only high-efficiency lighting and water fixtures throughout the building. Advantest America follows an established environmental management system (EMS) that systematically reduces the company's environmental impact through effective tracking and analysis tools. Furthermore, Advantest America has invested in renewable energy certificates that will cover 100 percent of the company's 2012 power requirements through the purchase of American wind power. Since launching its EMS program, Advantest America has decreased its energy consumption by 30 percent and increased its recycling volume by 40 percent.

On the strength of its "green" activities, Advantest America has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its Green Power Partnership program recognizing companies that reduce their impact on the environment. Advantest America is also a member of the EPA's Green Power Leadership Club.

"Our company is dedicated to contributing to the progress of a sustainable society through the development, design and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor test systems as well as our customer service activities," said Keith Lee, president and CEO of Advantest America, Inc. "Our corporate philosophy of caring for our planet is carried through in the environmentally responsible actions of our employees and embodied in this new headquarters facility."

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

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