Advantest’s VOICE 2016 Developer Conference to Feature Global Line-up of Technical Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Interactive Kiosks and Networking Events in San Diego and Taiwan

2016/04/20 Events

10th Annual Conference Includes Dynamic Keynotes from Qualcomm’s Michael Campbell, International Best-Selling Author Yossi Ghinsberg and Colley Hwang of Digitimes

TOKYO, Japan – April 20, 2016 – VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857), will celebrate its 10th anniversary in May with a comprehensive line-up of more than 120 technical presentations, technology kiosks, a Partners’ Expo, multiple networking events and opportunities for in-depth discussions about Advantest’s test platforms as well as handlers, test cell solutions and related technologies. This year’s international conference will be held in both the United States and Asia with events at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California, on May 10-11 and – for the first time – in Hsinchu, Taiwan, at the Sheraton Hotel on May 18.

The VOICE 2016 technical program ( will feature Advantest customers, partners and employees from around the world sharing their insights and best practices. The number of submitted and accepted papers reached new highs this year, and is reflected in the comprehensive and expanded schedule of technical presentations, which also includes an increase in those related to system-on-chip (SoC) test. Technical sessions will cover hot, timely topics in the automatic test equipment (ATE) industry, hardware design and integration, improving throughput, reducing time to market, new hardware and software test solutions, test methodologies, device-specific testing and – for the first time – a product engineering track. Additional topics will be spotlighted in technical kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D engineers, industry experts and technologists from supplier companies.

In addition to the strong technical content, VOICE 2016 will include a dynamic keynote speaker each morning. The San Diego event’s opening day will feature a talk by the industry visionary who presented the first-ever VOICE keynote in 2006; Michael Campbell, senior vice president of engineering for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, will discuss “Technologies & Trends Driving the Internet of Things.” The second day’s keynote speaker will be Yossi Ghinsberg, an international best-selling author whose exhilarating true story of survival in the Amazon jungle soon will be the subject of a Hollywood movie. In Taiwan, Colley Hwang, president of the international information source Digitimes and former head of the Institute for Information Industry’s Market Intelligence Center, will deliver a keynote entitled “Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for the Asian Semiconductor Industry.”

A new VOICE Mobile App, available for both the San Diego and Taiwan venues, will make it easy for attendees to connect before and during the events and to access conference highlights, agendas, session details, maps, technology kiosk information and more. Participants also can interact with other VOICE attendees, share photos, check in for the various conference activities and learn more about event sponsors and industry supporters.

Opportunities for face-to-face interaction will be available in various networking activities, including a special 10th anniversary celebration event on May 10 at the iconic USS Midway in San Diego. In addition, a Partners’ Expo will be held in both San Diego and Taiwan for sponsors to showcase their advanced solutions related to semiconductor testing.

“To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we wanted this year’s VOICE to be the best ever and the response has been outstanding,” said Judy Davies, ambassador for the VOICE 2016 Developer Conference and vice president of Global Marketing Communications at Advantest. “I want to thank our sponsors, industry supporters and VOICE board members for helping to make 2016 a record year for this annual industry gathering. We invite all of our users and partners to join us in San Diego, Taiwan or both locations for a truly memorable VOICE 2016.”

To register for VOICE 2016, visit the registration page on the VOICE website at Online registration closes May 6. On-site registration will be available. For information about group discounts, email

Registered VOICE 2016 attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations early. The deadline for the San Diego Paradise Point Resort & Spa is April 25. Additional hotel information for both events is available on the VOICE website at

For companies interested in supporting VOICE 2016, a limited number of a la carte sponsorship opportunities are still available. To join our roster of sponsors (, email for details.

Follow #VOICE2016 on Twitter @Advantest_ATE or visit for more ways to connect.

Learn more about the VOICE 2016 “10 Wonders of Technology” theme and additional event details on the VOICE website at

Note: All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without warning.

About Advantest VOICE 2016

Managed by a steering committee of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers, VOICE 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. The conference, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, offers a unique opportunity to take part in making semiconductor testing operations as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Attendees gain and share valuable insights, build long-lasting relationships and learn what’s new about Advantest test equipment, handlers and applications.