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VOICE 2018 Early Registration Discount Ends March 9

Now in its 12th year, the Advantest VOICE Developer Conference will be held in San Diego, California, on May 15-16, 2018, and in Hsinchu, Taiwan on May 23. Online registration is open with a 20-percent discount offered for the San Diego event through March 9. Both locations will include comprehensive learning and networking opportunities; an enhanced technical program; a Partners’ Expo; social gatherings; and an expanded Technology Kiosk Showcase.

The VOICE program will feature more than 90 technical presentations covering six technology tracks, including hot topics in the industry. The complete technical program and conference agendas are now available on the VOICE website.  

In addition to the early registration discount, group discounts are available to attend VOICE 2018; email for details. Those interested in attending the Taiwan event should email for registration information.

Registered San Diego attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations before the discount ends on April 13. Additional hotel information for both venues is available on the VOICE website, along with a San Diego Dining Guide.

For companies interested in sponsoring VOICE 2018, opportunities are still available for both locations. Contact Amy Gold at or visit to learn more.

VOICE 2018 Quick Links

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Advantest’s VOICE 2018 Call for Papers Ends Nov. 17

VOICE, the annual Advantest Developer Conference, has issued an international call for papers for the 2018 event focusing on innovative test solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) and memory semiconductor devices, handler solutions, best practices and other hot topics. Paper submissions will be accepted through November 17, 2017.VOICE, the annual Advantest Developer Conference, has issued an international call for papers for the 2018 event focusing on innovative test solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) and memory semiconductor devices, handler solutions, best practices and other hot topics. Paper submissions will be accepted through November 17, 2017.

In 2018, VOICE will return to the host cities of San Diego, Calif. and Hsinchu, Taiwan on May 15-16 and on May 23, respectively, under the unifying theme “Measure the Connected World… and Everything in ItSM.”

Comprehensive learning and networking opportunities including technical presentations, a partners’ exposition and social gatherings continue to be the cornerstone of the VOICE program. Additionally, attendees can connect with Advantest product experts during the expanded Technology Kiosk Showcase at both conference locations. For the first time, VOICE will include a Best Kiosk Award that will be voted on by attendees.

Advantest’s VOICE 2018 call for papers focuses on six technology tracks:

  • Device/System Level Test — specific devices and system level test; MIMO; mmWave; next-generation embedded processors; broadband fiber to the home; autonomous vehicles IC test; multi-chip system-in-package
  • Internet of Things (IoT) — IoT enabling technologies; mobility, 5G, wireless, RF, wearables; smart cities/homes; sensors; tactile internet
  • Test Methodologies — supporting standards and protocols; solutions for the latest testing challenges
  • Hardware & Software Design Integration — utilizing the latest hardware or software features; test cells; new test system enhancements
  • Optimizing Productivity — cost of test; throughput; time-to-market; semiconductor “supercycle”
  • Hot Topics — new market drivers and future trends; artificial intelligence; smart data innovation; secure ID and cyber security; secure cloud; video streaming/telepresence

Unique sponsorship opportunities are also available for both locations. Please contact Amy Gold at for more details.

Hotel reservation information is already available on the VOICE website, and registration opens in January. Visit to learn more.

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Advantest to Debut New Solid-State-Drive Testers and Present Technical Papers at Flash Memory Summit, August 8-10 in Santa Clara, California


Advantest Corporation will showcase the latest additions to its MPT3000 series of solid-state drive (SSD) test solutions and present two technical papers at this year’s Flash Memory Summit on August 8-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Advantest is an emerald sponsor of the 2017 Summit.

In booths #606-608, Advantest will present two new options for its MPT3000 platform, adding to the range of SSD protocols and form factors that it supports. The new MPT3000HES leverages the same hardware, software, thermal performance and interfaces used throughout the MPT3000 series, but in a smaller configuration designed for “copy exactly” engineering and lower-volume applications. In addition, the new Smart Power option is a highly cost-effective solution for built-in self-test (BIST) needs, including production test insertions in which a low-speed serial interface can provide maximum synergy with protocol test insertions.

Advantest’s exhibit will also feature a digital display and laptop demonstration of the cost-efficient T5851 tester for universal flash storage (UFS) devices and PCIe BGA memories. This system uses the same proven test architecture at the MPT3000 product family.

The company’s technical experts will make two presentations at the summit during Session 201-C on Testing Issues, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9. Advantest’s Vishal Devadiya will address “Preparing SSDs for Qualification Testing” and Ben Rogel Favila will discuss “A Scalable Platform for Optimal SSD Test.”

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Advantest Shines at Semicon West 2017

The annual SEMICON West show, held July 11-13, 2017, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, proved once again to be a great venue for interacting with customers, press and analysts, as well as promoting Advantest’s extensive product portfolio.

This year, Advantest showcased its new T5822 memory tester and V93000 Wave Scale™ MX-HR card, as well as its system-level test (SLT) application presentation. The Wave Scale RF and MX-HR modules and T2000 application module on-board (AMO) components were shown in the booth, using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens to highlight promotional messages interacting with the products behind the transparent glass. Also featured in the booth were the EVA100 mini shoebox configuration, corporate presentation, and Wave Scale videos.

In addition, Advantest participated in SEMI’s new SMART Journey Pavilion, which allowed visitors to explore the Internet of Things (IoT) and other “smart” innovations that are revolutionizing the manufacturing supply chain, automotive applications and everyday life. In this pavilion, Advantest screened a dynamic video illustrating the numerous devices that we test in autonomous vehicles.

Advantest presented four technical papers during the TestVision 2020 workshop, held July 12-13 in conjunction with SEMICON West. Presenters were: Dave Armstrong, director, business development; Roger McAleenan, director, Millimeter-Wave Test Solutions; Adrian Kwan, manager, business development; and Kotaro Hasegawa, senior director, ADS System Planning Dept.

Our annual SEMICON West customer event was again held at the popular and vibrant 111 Minna Gallery. More than 200 attendees enjoyed an evening of socializing in an informal setting, with entertainment provided by San Francisco’s own celebrated contemporary violinist Gabi Holzwarth.

Next year, Advantest will be located for the first time in the brand new South Hall at Moscone, which is currently under construction. We look forward to sharing with you our latest developments and innovations at SEMICON West 2018!

Gabi Holzwarth performing at 111 Minna Gallery during Advantest’s Customer Hospitality Event

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VOICE 2017 Set to Kick Off this Month in Palm Springs and Shanghai – Technical Program Details Now Available for Both Venues

VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by Advantest Corporation, will kick off its second decade on May 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif. The conference will again be held in dual locations, with the U.S. event being followed by VOICE China on May 26, at the Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong in Shanghai.

With a record number of technical presentations, an expanded Technology Kiosk Showcase, and a new technology track, this year’s program is shaping up to be the most exciting yet. The dual-venue VOICE 2017 agenda includes three diverse keynote speakers, a Partners’ Expo, and interactive discussion sessions for users of the V93000 and T2000 system-on-chip (SoC) test platforms, as well as Advantest test cell solutions.

This year’s technical program features a roster of papers from Advantest’s worldwide customers, partners and employees, all presenting insights and best practices. Technical topics will cover device-specific testing, hardware design and integration, improving throughput, reducing time-to-market, new hardware/software test solutions, test methodologies, product engineering, hot topics in the ATE industry, and — for the first time – SmarTEST 8.0 for the V93000 platform. At both events, additional topics will be spotlighted in technical kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D, industry experts and technologists. The kiosks at VOICE China are expected to reach record numbers this year.

In addition to the rich technical content, VOICE 2017 features exciting keynote speeches each morning. The Palm Springs event will get underway with a talk by Advantest’s own Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president of the SoC product group. His presentation, “The Future Trends for and Contributions of Test in the SoC Market,” will detail the drivers, challenges and emerging trends of SoC device designs and their impact on test. The second day’s keynote speaker will be former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent Chris Tarbell, one of the Bureau’s most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time. His must-attend presentation sheds light on information too sensitive for print. In Shanghai, Dr. Peter Chen, senior director of China business development at TSMC China Company Limited, will share his insights into the global semiconductor industry landscape, technology trends, and especially the ecosystem and market in China.

Opportunities for face-to-face interaction will be available at various networking activities, including a don’t-miss evening event in the Enchanted Desert near the San Andreas Fault Line in Palm Springs. In addition, a Partners’ Expo will be held in both Palm Springs and China for sponsors to showcase their advanced solutions related to semiconductor testing.

To register for the U.S. event, go to Online registration closes May 11. On-site registration is available at an increased fee.

Those interested in attending the VOICE China event should email for more information. The presentations in China will be in Mandarin Chinese.

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SEMICON JAPAN 2016 – Advantest Ushers in a New Era of IoT Solutions

Advantest showcased an innovative booth in celebration of SEMICON Japan’s 40th anniversary during SEMICON Japan, held December 14-16, 2016.  Inspired by the Internet of Things (IoT) theme, Advantest’s booth was divided into the four segments of IoT:  Connected Homes, Connected Automobiles, Industrial, and Wireless.  Showcasing 19 of its products and services, the displays included several interactive demonstrations that incorporated virtual reality and augmented reality techniques, as well as mock-up system displays. The interactivity of the booth attracted quite a lot of attention from visitors including customers, partners and media.

In addition, Advantest received two awards at the SEMI President’s reception.  The first was presented to former President and CEO Shinichiro Kuroe for his many years of support and participation at SEMICON Japan, and the second award was presented to Chairman Toshio Maruyama for his significant contributions to the fields of sales and marketing throughout his career in the semiconductor industry.   

Advantest also participated in the technical program with a presentation in the Connected Automobile area delivered by Shin’ichi Kimura, Vice President, ASD Test Business Group. Overall, SEMICON Japan 2016 drew over 64,000 attendees.

Opening day of SEMICON Japan 2016

The booth featured 19 products and services

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