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Advantest Developer Conference expands to two locations in May 2014:
Silicon Valley, California and Austin, Texas

Tokyo, Japan - Oct. 29, 2013 - Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) has issued a VOICE 2014 international call for papers focusing on innovative test solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) and memory semiconductor devices and handler solutions. VOICE, the annual Advantest Developer Conference, will include technical presentations, a partners' expo, and interactive discussion sessions for users of the T2000 and V93000 SoC test platforms as well as Advantest memory testers, handlers and test cell solutions, offering extensive learning and networking opportunities for all attendees. VOICE 2014 will also debut several important changes including a new venue, an additional location, a new name and a redesigned website.

The 2014 conference will return to California's Silicon Valley from May 12 - 13, moving to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with an additional workshop day on May 14 at Advantest's San Jose office. In addition, VOICE 2014 will expand to include a conference program in Austin, Texas from May 15 - 16. VOICE 2014 will also feature a new name - the Advantest Developer Conference - reflecting the innovative influence that VOICE attendees have on the industry by writing the apps and developing advancements.

"The VOICE Developer Conference has grown in size and quality over the years," said Toby McPheeters, senior principal test engineer at Broadcom Corporation and chairperson of the VOICE 2014 Steering Committee. "In 2014, we will have two locations where developers, users, and third parties can share their Advantest experiences, best practices, and innovative 'next practices' for all aspects of semiconductor testing. Attendees will be able to continue their learning, sharing and networking opportunities at the conference."

Each year, VOICE attracts hundreds of attendees from leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and outsource assembly and test (OSAT) houses.

The VOICE 2014 call for papers will be focused on seven technology tracks covering:

Device Specific Testing

Techniques for testing MPUs, MCUs, ASICs, automotive, CMOS imaging, sensors, PMICs, memory, multi-chip packages, stacked die, and more

New Hardware or Software

Solutions utilizing the latest hardware or software features

Test Methodologies

Techniques for testing DC, RF, security, mixed signal, or high speed digital devices

System Level Test

Protocol Aware, Memory Emulation, PRBS, SmartLoop, and more

Reducing Time-To-Market

DFT, data simulation/cyclization, automatic test program generation, and more

Improving Throughput

Test times, multisite efficiency, concurrent test, and more

Production Test Cell

Tester/handler integration, hardware design, software solutions, data analysis or adaptive test techniques

Test developers can submit their abstracts to be presented at either the Santa Clara or Austin locations, or both. To respond to the call for papers and for more paper ideas, go to All submissions must be received by November 22, 2013, and accepted presenters will be notified by mid-January 2014.

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

About Advantest VOICE 2014

Managed by a steering committee of volunteer representatives from Advantest and their customers, VOICE is the leading conference for the growing international community of users and strategic partners involved with Advantest's T2000 and V93000 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.