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TOKYO, Japan, – April 12, 2012 – Advantest Corporation has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. Advantest Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with testers, test handlers, and interface products, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Advantest is honored to be recognized once again as a Preferred Quality Supplier by Intel, a company that is world-renowned for innovation, vision and product superiority. Advantest shares Intel’s steadfast commitment to excellence and high standards, and takes pride in meeting the strict reliability and quality standards that are so highly valued by Intel,” commented Haruo Matsuno, Advantest Corporation, president and CEO.

“Congratulations to Advantest for winning the 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier award,” said Carolin Seward, Assembly Test Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation. “Advantest was instrumental in helping Intel meet its factory test requirements with strong emphasis on quality, customer support and flexibility in its supply chain. We look forward to working with Advantest in 2012 to achieve world class, affordable test solutions, meeting Intel’s operational excellence challenges.”

The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality .

A celebration to honor PQS award winners will be held in Santa Clara. In addition, there will be an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com/ .

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