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New York, – September 15, 2011 – Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the global leader in automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, tomorrow celebrates the ten year anniversary of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ringing of the closing bell.

Advantest listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and began trading its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on September 17, 2001. Through its affiliation with NYSE, the company has boosted corporate value by maintaining strict corporate governance and internal controls in conformity with NYSE’s high trading standards, ensuring the liquidity of its common stock and burnishing the Advantest brand.

Advantest Corporation President and CEO, Haruo Matsuno, stated, “In 2001, slightly less than 70% of our revenues originated outside Japan. Today, that proportion is greater than 80%. Our association with NYSE continues to support our global expansion and our quest for enhanced corporate value.”

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