Advantest’s VOICE 2016 Developer Conference Opens May 10 in San Diego, CA and May 18 in Taiwan, Offering Technical Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Interactive Kiosks and Networking Activities

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Online Registration Closes May 6, 2016

TOKYO, Japan – May 2, 2016 – Advantest Corporation’s (TSE: 6857) 10th annual VOICE Developer Conference will feature dual sessions in the United States and Asia this month, presenting key players in the semiconductor test industry with opportunities to hear more than 120 technical presentations, talk with experts at technology kiosks, visit the Partners’ Expo, attend networking events and conduct in-depth discussions relating to Advantest’s broad range of IC test solutions.

The detailed VOICE 2016 technical program is available online at It features Advantest customers, partners and employees presenting papers on the latest advances in improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of semiconductor testing. This year’s program will have more presentations than ever before covering: 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. In addition to paper presentations, Advantest R&D engineers and technology experts will be available in kiosks to discuss other testing topics with interested attendees.

A keynote speech will be delivered each morning of the conference. The San Diego event will feature Michael Campbell, senior vice president of engineering for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and the industry futurist who presented the inaugural VOICE keynote in 2006; and Yossi Ghinsberg, an international best-selling author whose harrowing experience surviving in the Amazon jungle is being made into a Hollywood movie. VOICE in Taiwan will feature Colley Hwang, president of the international information source Digitimes and former head of the Institute for Information Industry’s Market Intelligence Center.

VOICE attendees come from all over the world and include users and developers from integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsource assembly and test (OSAT) houses as well as partners and suppliers.

VOICE 2016 in San Diego will be held at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The conference kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 10, VOICE takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by an evening event at the iconic USS Midway. On Wednesday, May 11, VOICE takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; attendees should plan to stay until 6:30 p.m. for the awards ceremony and prize drawings.

VOICE 2016 in Hsinchu, Taiwan will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., followed by an evening reception. Attendees should plan to attend the reception for the awards ceremony and prize drawings.

Register online at Online registration closes on Friday, May 6, 2016. Registration will re-open on-site May 10-11 with a higher registration fee. More event information is available on the VOICE website at

During the conference, follow #VOICE2016 on Twitter @Advantest_ATE or visit for more ways to connect. To help attendees get the most from VOICE 2016, Advantest is also launching a VOICE Mobile App for both the San Diego and Taiwan sessions.

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.More information is available at