Advantest Donates JPY90,000,000 to Front-Lines Medical Workers

2021/03/04 Topics

Support for Covid-19 Response

TOKYO, Japan – March 4, 2021 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) today announced that it has donated a total of JPY90,000,000 for the purpose of supporting health care workers on the front lines of Japan's Covid-19 response.

The donations were made to the following 6 organizations:

  • 1) Gunma Medical Association
  • 2) Gunma Nursing Association
  • 3) Tokyo Medical Association
  • 4) Tokyo Nursing Association
  • 5) Saitama Nursing Association
  • 6) Fukuoka Nursing Association

Advantest selected these medical associations and nursing associations because they are located in the prefectures where the company has facilities, and because they are able to specify how donations will be used. The specific amount of each donation was proportional to the number of Advantest employees in each prefecture. Through these donations, the company hopes to support activities that prevent the spread of new Covid-19 infections, as a contribution to the goal of returning to normal as soon as possible.

The company also expressed deep sympathies to those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, and warm wishes that all those affected by the pandemic may soon recover.

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, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, smart medical devices 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, produces multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, and offers groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tools.  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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