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Advantest Concludes Successful SEMICON Japan 2023 with Record Attendance

Advantest displayed its latest products and solutions at SEMICON Japan 2023, held on December 13-15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. As a result of Japan’s efforts to bolster its domestic semiconductor industry, this year’s event saw a significant increase in attendance from 50,000 people last year to 85,000 people this year. Advantest’s booth saw a 50% increase in booth attendance compared to last year, with a steady flow of visitors including customers, government officials, media personnel, and financial experts. 

Unlike previous years, Advantest’s 2023 booth featured an application-centric display, highlighting major applications like High-Performance Computing (HPC), Automotive, and 5G. Our new application-based approach helped us to connect with visitors from diverse backgrounds and showcase the crucial role our test technology plays in developing the world’s most cutting-edge applications. Our display included new products, such as the HA1200, ATC 2.0, Pin Scale Multilevel Serial, and the T5230 memory test system, demonstrating how our extensive product portfolio enables global innovation.

As a gold sponsor, Advantest sponsored various aspects of this year’s event including the APCS (Advanced Packaging and Chiplet Summit), Smart Mobility pavilion, and SuperTHEATER where President Yoshida-san gave a compelling speech on how Advantest is enabling the future with semiconductor testing. Additionally, Senior Director, Test Strategist of SVC Marketing & Business Development Shinji Fujita presented, “Challenges in Testing Advanced Large-Scale SoC Devices” during the SEMI Technology Symposium (STS). 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of SEMICON Japan 2023! We look forward to next year’s event.

Smartphone and OTA sockets were displayed in IoT/5G corner, as well as QR & robotic arm demo


HA1200 in AI/HPC corner


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Advantest Concludes Successful SEMICON West 2023 with Exceptional Booth Attendance


Advantest participated in SEMICON West 2023 on July 11-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, which had a vast increase in overall attendance. There was a significant increase in foot traffic at Advantest’s booth as well, doubling the visitor count of last year. Advantest employees hosted many key customers and media outlets at the booth, showcasing our latest leading-edge test solutions.

Under the theme of “Beyond the Technology Horizon,” this year’s product showcase included our V93000 EXA Scale XPS module, inteXcell, ACS, T2000, and memory test platforms, highlighting our broad portfolio. We also promoted our ongoing corporate ESG initiatives. An AR/VR demo of the inteXcell and AI-generated portrait drawings from the ACS team, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, attracted crowds of interested parties who were eager to learn more about Advantest’s products. 

In addition to the product showcase, Advantest employees gave six presentations at the 2023 Test Vision Symposium. Advantest sponsored the 2023 Workforce Development (WFD) and High-Tech U (HTU) programs, offering industry insight to young professionals and students looking to learn more about semiconductor technology and career opportunities in the industry.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of SEMICON West 2023, and we look forward to next year.

Advantest’s booth at SEMICON West 2023.

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Advantest VOICE 2023 Sees Record Attendance for 15th Anniversary of In-Person User Conference

Advantest concluded its VOICE 2023 user conference at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, California, with a record-high turnout of nearly 400 attendees – a 25% increase from 2022 – the majority of whom were Advantest customers and industry partners. This year’s event, held on May 8-10, marked the 15th anniversary of the in-person VOICE conference, attracting participants representing more than 50 companies from around the globe. Over two days, a total of 71 papers were presented across nine technical tracks, of which 40% were written or co-authored by Advantest’s customers and industry partners. In commemoration of the 15th anniversary, past VOICE chairpersons were invited on stage at the opening of the General Session to celebrate all the conference has accomplished to date.

VOICE 2023 received over 140 abstract submissions from 25 companies across 10 countries. The technical tracks for this year’s event covered a range of topics important to the ATE industry, such as 5G/millimeter wave, AI/ML, high-performance computing, parametric test, data innovation and analytics, cloud technologies, and device/system-level test, to name a few.

In addition to technical sessions, VOICE 2023 offered a Partner’s Expo where Advantest’s industry partners met with attendees to showcase their latest products and services. This year’s keynote line-up featured such notable speakers as Dex Hunter-Torricke, head of global communications and marketing, Deepmind; Dr. Gaurav Gupta, VP analyst, emerging technologies and trends, Gartner; Claudionor Coelho, chief AI officer and senior VP of engineering, Advantest; and Michael Campbell, VP of engineering at Qualcomm Technologies.

Through the VOICE mobile app, attendees voted to select the best technical presentations and best technology kiosk.

Best Paper:

  • “How To Use OpenOCD with Link Scale to Reduce Time-to-Market Using Designs Native Tooling,” by Stephen Peck of Marvell Technology and Gaurang Desai of Advantest.
  • “Test Time and Cost Reduction Using Intelligent Prediction from MI Models,” by Lisa Taubensee, Raphaël Latty, Bruno Galy, Matthias Sauer and Klaus-Peter Behrens of Advantest Europe.

Best Kiosk Award:

  • “ACS Edge + ACS Nexus + ACS Unified Server Real-Time Data Infrastructure,” by Ken Butler of Advantest. 

This year’s Visionary Award was presented to Corey Liu, manager of the Test Methodology Group at NVIDIA. Recipients of the Visionary Award are honored for their significant and sustained contributions to VOICE over time. Liu has supported VOICE by serving on the technical committee for two years and consistently contributing papers to the technical program for the past eight years. 

VOICE is made possible by the work of a dedicated steering committee made up of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers and the support of event sponsors

We look forward to hosting VOICE 2024 on June 3-5 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. For the latest updates, please visit our website:


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Advantest Successfully Showcases its Latest IC Test Solutions at SEMICON Japan 2022

Advantest participated in SEMICON Japan 2022 on December 14-16 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. 

SEMI began the event on December 14 with an opening ceremony featuring speeches from industry leaders, including one from Advantest’s Senior Executive Officer, Kimiya Sakamoto. As in previous years, Advantest participated as a gold-level sponsor, expressing its dedication to the industry and the advancement of semiconductor technology.

Advantest’s booth highlighted various new products, including the inteXcell, the E5620 DR-SEM, the XPS128+HV, the LCD HP, and CREA’s power semiconductor test solutions. This year’s impressive display of innovative technology drew an exceptional crowd of over 2,100 visitors. Customers and partners, as well as numerous investors, analysts, and members of the press visited the booth to see Advantest’s latest leading-edge technology. Advantest also took the opportunity to showcase its ESG initiatives.

Beyond the booth display, Advantest participated in many other aspects of this year’s tradeshow. For example, ACS Business Development Director of Advantest America, Shinji Hioki, presented “Data Analytics in the Chiplet Era” during the STS Test Session. Advantest also sponsored SEMI’s new initiative, Advanced Packaging and Chiplet Summit (APCS), as well as the gala networking dinner, the Smart Mobility Pavilion, and the Mirai College Pavilion.

Advantest appreciates all of those who participated in this year’s event, and we look forward to SEMICON Japan 2023.

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Advantest’s 2022 VOICE Developer Conference Concludes with Record Attendance

Advantest held its VOICE 2022 Developer Conference on May 17-18 in Scottsdale, Arizona, achieving maximum attendance and sponsorship capacity. Over 300 people attended the event, the majority of whom were Advantest customers and partners. The 2022 conference represented over 60 companies and included presentations of more than 60 technical papers over two days.

VOICE 2022 received 119 abstract submissions from 31 companies across 13 countries. A total of 66 papers were accepted for presentation during the technical breakout sessions, half of which were written or co-authored by customers.

In addition to the technical sessions, VOICE featured a Partners’ Expo, three highly rated keynote speakers, and a first-time “fireside chat” conducted between G. Dan Hutcheson, vice chair of TechInsights, and Manish Bhatia, executive vice president of Global Operations at Micron.

Through the VOICE mobile app, attendees voted to select the best technical presentations and best technology kiosk.  A Visionary Award was also named for ongoing, sustained support of VOICE by a customer.

Best Paper

  • “New ATE Testing Techniques Using PCI-Express with Link Scale-PCIe to Solve Scan, Structural, Protocol and Third-Party Integration Challenges” / Brendan Tully—Amazon, Mike Kozma—Advantest 
  • “Migrating the Test of Medium Power Mainstream SOC Devices Using UHC4T/DPS128 to a Single XPS256 DPS Solution” / Stefan Walther and Linda Hänel—Advantest 

Best Kiosk Award

  • “ACS Edge 2.0” / Sonny Banwari and team—Advantest 

Visionary Award

  • Gabriel Tellechea—AMD 

VOICE is made possible by the organizational work of a Steering Committee, made up of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers, and the support of event sponsors, which featured 22 companies, including two new participants this year.

We look forward to hosting VOICE 2023 on May 9-10 in Santa Clara, California. Keep an eye on the VOICE website for more details:

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Advantest Releases Podcast Episode 9: The VOICE of Silicon

What would semiconductor chips say if every chip had its own “VOICE” and communicated in a variety of languages? Would self-driving cars talk among themselves, rendering traffic a thing of the past? And would they continuously monitor and discuss their conditions and their life expectancies? Would chips be programmed to communicate directly with Advantest testers using their native languages? Listen in as Steve Pateras, vice president of marketing and strategic business development at Synopsys, Klaus Dieter Hilliges, Advantest 93000 platform extension manager, and I, Keith Schaub, vice president of technology and strategy at Advantest, discuss this revelation and some of the many innovations being showcased at the annual Advantest VOICE developer conference taking place May 17-18th 2022 at the OMNI Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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