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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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First-Ever Virtual VOICE 2021 Developer Conference Receives Record-High Global Attendance

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Advantest held its 15th annual VOICE 2021 Developer Conference as an all-virtual event on June 21-23. The 3-day event attracted a record-setting 320 international attendees, with over half representing Advantest customers and partners. The 2021 conference drew participants from 53 unique companies hailing from 11 countries, including 20 new companies that had not previously experienced Advantest’s Developer Conference.

Yoshiaki Yoshida, CEO of Advantest Corporation, and Doug Lefever, CEO of Advantest America Inc., kicked off the conference by welcoming event attendees. This year, the Virtual VOICE program included 68 technical presentations from 21 companies covering eight topical tracks, and 22 technology kiosks highlighting Advantest’s latest test innovations.  The event incorporated 32 live sessions, giving speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact and exchange valuable information on best practices, test challenges, applications and solutions.

Additionally, Virtual VOICE featured a 13-company strong Partners’ Expo headlined by Alliance ATE and ISE Labs, two dynamic keynote speakers, and a featured industry talk on the semiconductor market by G. Dan Hutcheson of VLSIresearch Inc. VOICE concluded with an award ceremony and custom music video performance by classically trained violinist Gabi S. Holzwarth. 

Best Papers and Best Kiosk Award

Through an online poll, attendees voted to select the top two technical presentations and the best technology kiosk. 

Best Paper Award: 

  • “HSIO Loopback: The Challenges and Obstacles of Testing 112 Gbps” / Dave Armstrong – Advantest, Don Thompson – R&D Altanova
  • “Automotive Keyless Entry System-on-Chip Test Methodologies and Techniques” / Jonvyn Wongso, Krishna Vangapalli, and Daniel Marstein – Microchip Technology, Philip Brock and Louis Benton – Advantest 

Best Kiosk Award:

  • “EXA Scale Infrastructure and Utility Card” / Helmut Schmid and David Butkiewicus – Advantest

Visionary Award:

  • Derek Lee – NVIDIA 

The annual VOICE Developer Conference is made possible by the extensive organizational work of a Steering Committee, comprised of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its worldwide customer base and the support of event partners and sponsors

Check out the Virtual VOICE event highlights video here on LinkedIn.

We look forward to hosting VOICE 2022 as an in-person event in Scottsdale, AZ, USA on May 17-18, 2022. Watch the VOICE website for more details:

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Virtual VOICE June 21-23, 2021


VOICE is a developer conference, created by test engineers for test engineers. 

Each year, the VOICE Developer Conference unites semiconductor test professionals representing the world’s leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) providers to exchange information about the latest technology advancements, express new ideas, share best practices and network with one another.

VOICE, the annual Advantest Developer Conference, 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, product engineering, and test technology.

Virtual VOICE promises a collaboration of minds and ample opportunities for peer networking. Join us at Virtual VOICE 2021 for a dynamic and memorable conference experience!  

Register now.  Registration ends on June 16 at midnight PT



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Advantest’s VOICE 2021 Developer Conference Goes Virtual on June 21-23

The Advantest VOICE 2021 Developer Conference will commence as a virtual event on June 21-23 under the unifying theme “Converging Technologies. Creating Possibilities.” With eight technology tracks and a line-up of thought-provoking speakers, Virtual VOICE will continue to offer insightful learning opportunities through its technical presentations, kiosk showcases and Partners’ Expo. Attendees can further enhance their Virtual VOICE experience by attending Workshop Day on June 24 with three sessions covering exascale high performance computing, edge computation, and 5G/mmWave.


Virtual VOICE 2021 Highlights 
The Virtual VOICE program features two dynamic keynote addresses, focusing on social robotics, technology design, and more:

Dr. Kate Darling
Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
Leading social robotics expert Dr. Kate Darling explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Named one of the “Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub, she currently conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.


Fredi Lajvardi
Vice President of STEM Initiatives at Si Se Puede Foundation
Nationally recognized STEM educator Fredi Lajvardi will share his remarkable story of how he transformed a group of disadvantaged high school students into a national champion robotics team. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams and was also adapted into the major motion picture, Spare Parts.



Virtual VOICE 2021 will also include a featured industry talk on semiconductor market trends and growth:

G. Dan Hutcheson
CEO and Chairman of VLSIresearch Inc.
Semiconductor industry thought leader Dan Hutcheson, will deliver a featured industry talk on 5G, IoT, AI, and other critical IC markets, including key trends and China’s rising role in the semiconductor market. In 2012, Hutcheson won SEMI’s Sales and Marketing Excellence Award for “empowering executives with tremendous strategic and tactical marketing value,” through his e-letter, The Chip Insider®.


Registration Opens in March
Online registration opens in March. Group discounts are available to attend Virtual VOICE 2021; email for details.

Additional information will be posted on the VOICE website at as it becomes available.

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