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SAN JOSE, CA – April 24, 2017 – VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857), kicks off its second decade with 113 technical presentations, an expanded Technology Kiosk Showcase, and a new technology track. Additionally, VOICE 2017 will include three diverse keynote speakers, a Partners’ Expo, and interactive discussion sessions for users of the V93000 and T2000 SoC test platforms as well as Advantest test cell solutions. This year’s conference will again be held in both the United States and Asia with events at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California, on May 16-17 and at the Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong in Shanghai, China on May 26.

The VOICE 2017 technical program will feature Advantest customers, partners and employees from 12 countries and 22 different companies presenting their insights and best practices. Technical topics will cover device specific testing, hardware design and integration, improving throughput, reducing time-to-market, new hardware/software test solutions, test methodologies, product engineering, hot topics in the ATE industry, and -- for the first time – SmarTEST 8.0 for the V93000 platform. At both events, additional topics will be spotlighted in technical kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D, industry experts and technologists. This year, the kiosks will expand in China to reach record numbers.

In addition to the rich technical content, VOICE 2017 includes diverse keynote speeches each morning. The Palm Springs event will kick off with a talk by Advantest’s own Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president of the SoC product group. His presentation, “The Future Trends for and Contributions of Test in the SoC Market” will detail the drivers, challenges and emerging trends of SoC device designs and the impact they have on test. The second day’s keynote speaker will be Chris Tarbell, one of the all-time most successful cyber security law enforcement officials. His presentation contains sensitive information that can only be heard in person. In Shanghai, Dr. Peter Chen, senior director of China business development at TSMC China Company Limited, will share his insights into the global semiconductor industry landscape, technology trends, and especially the ecosystem and market in China.

Opportunities for face-to-face interaction will be available at various networking activities, including a not-to-miss evening event in the Enchanted Desert near the San Andreas Fault Line in Palm Springs. In addition, a Partners’ Expo will be held in both Palm Springs and China for sponsors to showcase their advanced solutions related to semiconductor testing.

“As VOICE enters its second decade this year, we have more technology tracks, kiosks and sponsors than ever before, as well as record abstract submissions, resulting in a compelling customer-focused technical program,” said Judy Davies, ambassador for the VOICE 2017 Developer Conference and vice president of Global Marketing Communications at Advantest. “You will also notice some surprise special guests who reflect the teamwork and innovative vision that make the VOICE conference so successful. Thank you to our VOICE sponsors, industry supporters and board members for making 2017 another record year! We look forward to seeing our users and partners in Palm Springs, China, or both locations.”

Attending VOICE 2017

To register for the U.S. event, go to Online registration closes May 11. The registration fee will increase on-site. For information about group discounts, email

Those interested in attending the VOICE China event should email for more information. The presentations in China will be in Mandarin Chinese.

For companies interested in supporting VOICE 2017, a limited number of a la carte sponsorship opportunities are still available. To join our roster of sponsors (, email for details.

Follow #VOICE2017 on Twitter @Advantest_ATE or visit for more ways to connect.

Learn more about the VOICE 2017 “Measure the Connected World…and Everything in It” theme and additional event details on the VOICE website at

About VOICE 2017 Developer Conference

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 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.

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