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Munich, Germany, July 5, 2016 – AMTC has recognized leading semiconductor equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) as their supplier of the year for 2015, marking the second consecutive year Advantest has received this honor. AMTC's survey, which is conducted on an annual basis, evaluates the performance of their main suppliers across a number of categories including commercial, compliance and partnership aspects. Advantest achieved this award by complementing AMTC's production environment tools with optimized measurement solutions and delivering industry-leading uptime via a strong customer-oriented team.

AMTC develops and manufactures advanced masks to enable advanced semiconductor production processes. Advantest supplies AMTC with MASK MVM-SEM® (3D CD-SEM) metrology equipment used to confirm that the critical dimensions of the masks produced comply with specifications. Working closely together, both companies align roadmaps and develop solutions to expand the coverage and productivity of existing tools, in step with high customer expectations.

"Advantest provides us with the necessary tools and support that enable us to continually improve our quality and productivity," said Mr. Thomas Schmidt, general manager of AMTC.

"Our team works hard at all levels to meet AMTC's requirements. This high rating and recognition validates our commitment to them. We continually strive to deliver solutions and services that exceed their expectations," said Josef Schraetzenstaller, managing director and CEO of Advantest Europe GmbH.

About AMTC

The Advanced Mask Technology Center GmbH & Co. KG (AMTC) is an equally owned joint venture of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Toppan Photomasks, Inc. AMTC is a world-leading center for the development and production of advanced photolithographic masks. More information is available at www.amtc-dresden.com.

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