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VLSIresearch's Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey gives global semiconductor companies opportunity to rate suppliers in a variety of categories

TOKYO, Japan. - May 22, 2014 - Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), has been named to VLSIresearch's coveted 10 BEST list for the 26th consecutive year. The ratings are based on direct customer feedback representing 95 percent of the world's chip producers - Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), Fabless and Outsourced Assembly and Test (OSAT) companies. According to VLSIresearch, the world's leading semiconductor market-research firm, Advantest ranks high among THE BEST suppliers of test equipment in 2014, and also as a top 10 BEST large supplier of chip making equipment, attaining scores that surpassed even its personal-best scores of prior years. The survey's thirteen categories span a set of performance criteria, from cost of ownership to quality of results, field engineering support, trust, and partnership.

Advantest achieved its highest customer ratings in the areas of recommend supplier and technical leadership, closely followed by trust in supplier, quality of results, and product performance.

Advantest, a global provider of test solutions for SoC, logic and memory semiconductors, is the industry's only ATE provider to design and manufacture its own fully integrated suite of test-cell solutions - comprised of testers, handlers, device interfaces, and software - assuring the industry's highest levels of integrity and compatibility.

"Advantest's ability to continually innovate and adapt to changing market dynamics while sustaining successful customer relationships is a testament to its strength as an ATE business partner," commented G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch. "Throughout the industry, Advantest is recognized for its stability, product excellence, and customer service. Now in its 60th year, Advantest continues to demonstrate a commitment to its technological roots, delivering products and solutions that are valued by its customers," he added.

"For 60 years, the semiconductor industry has depended upon Advantest for high-quality, reliable and cost-competitive test equipment, and we are most grateful for the trust and confidence our customers have placed in our capabilities," stated Haruo Matsuno, president and CEO of Advantest Corporation. "It is gratifying to be recognized for our commitment to providing superior products and service, and we graciously thank our customers for their continued support."

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