Advantest’s Former President Hiroshi Oura Dies at 88

2022/10/21 Topics

Hiroshi Oura, former president, chairman, and representative director of Advantest Corporation, died on October 11th, 2022, at the age of 88.

The funeral will be limited to family and close friends. Advantest will hold a memorial ceremony at a future date, details of which will be forthcoming. The family wishes respectfully to decline all offers of condolence payments, flowers, and other gifts.

Mr. Oura was born on February 14, 1934. He graduated in 1956 with a law degree from Tokyo University, and joined Fujitsu Corporation the same year. He became a director of Fujitsu in 1985, and a managing director in 1988. In 1989 he moved to Advantest as representative director and president. In 2001 he became chairman, while continuing in the role of representative director until 2005, when he stepped back to become a director and advisor. In 2007 he became an advisor, and in 2010 an honorary advisor, a role he continued to hold until his retirement in 2018.

Please contact the secretarial section of Advantest Corporation at +81-3-3214-7500 with any questions or enquiries.

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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