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June 2024 Issue


Concurrent Measurement on Wave Scale RF8 Enables Wi-Fi 7 EVM Test Improvements

The November 2022 issue of GO SEMI & Beyond included an article detailing how Advantest has evolved our Wave Scale family of test cards for the V93000 test platform by readying Wave Scale RF8 to address the test challenges associated with the forthcoming Wi-Fi 7 standard. This article provides further details on how to augment the Wave Scale RF8 solution by putting an additional splitter on the load board. With this splitter, two RF measurement systems can be used concurrently/simultaneously to improve the EVM measurement of one DUT RF signal. Read More.

Getting the Most Out of ATE Test Seconds in the Chiplet Age

In the 2023 movie BlackBerry, the head of AT&T Cingular explains to the BlackBerry CEO about Cingular’s strategy to sell data plans with the newly introduced Apple iPhone: “Do you know what the problem with selling minutes is? There’s only one minute in a minute.”  Read More.

Automotive Semiconductors Require Integrated Test Solution

The automotive semiconductor test market is experiencing organic growth as chipmakers produce higher volumes of devices serving an array of automotive applications. In addition, the range of applications for automotive-grade semiconductors is evolving as the technology advances. Manufacturers of automated test equipment (ATE) are adapting to ensure their systems can handle devices ranging from display drivers for all-electronic dashboards to silicon-carbide (SiC) power transistors for traction inverters. Read More.

Advantest Ranks As THE BEST Assembly Test Equipment Supplier and the #1 Large Supplier of Chip Making Equipment in 2024 Customer Satisfaction Survey

In May, Advantest today announced it has once again received top ratings in the 2024 TechInsights Customer Satisfaction Survey, capturing the No. 1 spot on this prestigious annual survey of global semiconductor companies for the fifth consecutive year. Advantest has been rated on the 10 BEST list for each of the 36 years that the survey has existed. The survey ratings are based on direct customer feedback representing more than 60% of the world’s chip producers, which include integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless companies, and outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) providers.  Read More.


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Q&A Interview with Doug Lefever, Representative Director and Group CEO

At the start of the new fiscal year in April, Advantest Corporation officially appointed Doug Lefever as its new Group CEO. Lefever has been with the company for 25 years, serving as Corporate Vice President, Group COO, and President & CEO of Advantest America prior to his new role. We interviewed Lefever to learn more about his plans as CEO. Read More.


Advantest Unveils New Ultra-High-Current Power Supply for V93000 EXA Scale SoC Test System

In May, Advantest announced the newest addition to its portfolio of power supplies for the V93000 EXA Scale SoC test platform. The DC Scale XHC32 power supply offers 32 channels with an unprecedented single-instrument total current of up to 640A, enabling the card to efficiently address the rapidly rising power requirements for artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators, high-performance computing (HPC) chips, graphical processing units (GPUs), and other high-current devices like network switches and high-end application processors.  Read More.


Advantest Draws Record Attendance to VOICE 2024 in San Diego

Advantest concluded a successful VOICE 2024 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. The event was held on June 3-5 and drew a record-high attendance of over 400 attendees, the majority of whom were Advantest customers and industry partners. This year’s VOICE event coincided with Advantest’s 70th anniversary, and the company was pleased to commemorate this milestone with longstanding customers and industry partners. Read More.


Semiconductor Manufacturing and GlobalFoundries: How Essential Chips Drive Tech Innovations beyond 2024 (Podcast Season 2, Episode 14)

Unlock the secrets behind GlobalFoundries’ ascent to semiconductor supremacy and find out how a colossal $1.5 billion boost from the U.S. CHIPS Act is setting the stage for technological innovation. Our guests, John Carulli, Ken Butler, and Shinji Hioki, join us from the frontlines of chip manufacturing to share their expertise on what it takes to be a pure-play foundry in today’s competitive market.  Read More.


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