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TOKYO, Japan – May 30, 2013 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) announced today that its chairman and representative director, Toshio Maruyama, has been appointed chairman of the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), effective May 29th. He previously was a member of the board of directors (from 2011) and has served as vice-chairman since 2012.

Founded in 1985, SEAJ is an organization of Japanese semiconductor production equipment (SPE) suppliers, flat panel display (FPD) and solar-photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing equipment manufacturers, and related equipment manufacturers. Its mission is to promote the development of these industries through research, promotion, analysis, and educational activities, among others.

As a long-standing member of SEAJ, Advantest welcomes Maruyama’s appointment to the association’s top post. The company looks forward to continuing its fruitful partnership with SEAJ.

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