Advantest Opens VOICE 2017 Call for Papers

2016/10/19 Events

Annual Conference on Semiconductor Test to be Held in Both the U.S. and China, Featuring Technical Sessions, Kiosks and Networking Opportunities

TOKYO, Japan – October 19, 2016 – An international call for papers on semiconductor test solutions, best practices and innovative technologies has been issued for next year's annual VOICE Developer Conference, organized by leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857). The 2017 conference will again be held in two locations -- Palm Springs, California at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa on May 16-17, and VOICE will return to the growing China region with an event at the InterContinental Shanghai Pudong on May 26. Both conferences will feature the theme "Measure the Connected World and Everything in It."

As VOICE enters its second decade in 2017, the conference will continue to offer attendees comprehensive learning and networking opportunities including technical presentations focused on eight technology tracks, partners' expositions and social gatherings. In addition, the VOICE Technology Kiosk Showcase will expand to include more interactive discussion sessions for users of Advantest's V93000 and T2000 system-on-a-chip (SoC) test platforms, memory test systems, handlers, test cell solutions, product engineering and test technology.

Each year at VOICE, semiconductor test professionals representing the world's leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) providers come together to share ideas and information as colleagues.

"The VOICE 2017 theme, 'Measure the Connected World and Everything in It,' highlights the pervasive role of interconnections such as IoT, V2X and BLE," said Simondavide Tritto, chairman of VOICE 2017 and Advantest senior staff applications engineer. "Semiconductor IC test requires a more complex set of functionality, which includes the verification and advancement of new concepts and innovative solutions in the manufacturing stage. The VOICE conference is the intersection of vision and reality where these new IC world trends and ideas are discussed and challenged. I am excited about sharing our program with Advantest users and welcome them to join us for VOICE 2017 - in Palm Springs, Shanghai, or both -- as we discuss the latest developments in our connected world."

Advantest's VOICE 2017 call for papers focuses on eight technology tracks:

Hot Topics

concerns new market drivers and future trends including V93000 Wave Scale RF and MX, automotive power analog, Internet of Things (IoT), emerging wireless standards, and test challenges at next-generation technology nodes.

Device-Specific Testing

covers techniques for testing MCUs, ASICs, PMICs, automotive radar, sensors, memory, baseband, cellular, multi-chip packages and more.

Hardware Design and Integration

includes tester/handler integration, probe and package loadboard design, challenges of new package technologies and fine-pitch devices, and more.

Improving Throughput

addresses test-time reduction, increased multi-site, multi-site efficiency, concurrent test, and more.

Reducing Time-to-Market

encompasses DFT, pattern simulations/cyclization, automatic test program generation, system-level test, and more.

New Hardware / Software Test Solutions

focuses on solutions utilizing the latest hardware or software features.

Test Methodologies

involves techniques for testing DC, RF, mixed signal or high-speed digital devices.

Product Engineering

includes software and tools for data analysis, test program documentation/versioning and production test elimination techniques.

Test developers are invited to submit their abstracts for consideration at either the U.S. or China locations, or both, by going to All submissions must be received by November 18, 2016. Accepted presenters will be notified in January 2017. Audience members at the conference sessions in May 2017 will vote for the best papers, with winning presenters receiving prizes.

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