Advantest's TAS7500 Terahertz Spectroscopic Imaging System Wins Laser Industry Award for Excellent Product

2022/04/22 Products

TOKYO, Japan – April 22, 2022 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has announced that its TAS7500 terahertz spectroscopic imaging system received a Laser Industry Award for Excellent Product at the 14th Industry Awards sponsored by the Laser Society of Japan. This marks the second time Advantest has been recognized at these awards, following the selection of the company’s Hadatomo™ Z photoacoustic microscope for an Encouragement Award last year.

The Laser Society of Japan Industry Awards recognize "excellent achievements contributing to the development of the domestic laser-related industry in the practical application, and the dissemination of laser-related products and technologies," according to the Society. Among several award categories, Excellent Product awards are given to laser-related industrial technology products that demonstrate superior technology and market performance.

The TAS7500 series of non-invasive spectroscopic analyzers utilizes the characteristics of terahertz waves, which are both “transparent,” like radio waves, and “straight”, like light, to achieve industry-best high-speed measurement in a compact desktop form factor. The product family can, for instance, detect rust under a metal coating, measure the film thickness of IC packages, and measure electrical characteristics such as the permittivity of electronic materials over a wide band. Proprietary technology such as a Cherenkov type terahertz generator has aided in gaining its excellent reputation as an applied terahertz tool for industrial use since its launch in 2012. It is expected that further markets for non-invasive inspection, medical diagnostics, and other applications will be created in the future, including materials evaluation for next-generation wireless communications (Beyond 5G).

Advantest is honored to receive this award in recognition of the company’s technology and market development with the aim of further popularizing terahertz analysis technology.

Further details of the 14th Industry Awards of The Laser Society of Japan for fiscal year 2022:

  • Left) TAS7500IM Terahertz Imaging System
    Right) TAS7500SP Terahertz Spectroscopic System

About Advantest Corporation

Advantest (TSE: 6857) is the leading manufacturer of automatic test and measurement equipment used in the design and production of semiconductors for applications including 5G communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, high performance computing (HPC) including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and more. Its leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. The company also conducts R&D to address emerging testing challenges and applications; develops advanced test-interface solutions for wafer sort and final test; produces scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing; and offers system-level test solutions and other test-related accessories. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest is a global company with facilities around the world and an international commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility. More information is available at

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