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Tokyo, Japan - June 10, 2014 - VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) and a committee of partner companies, has once again exceeded the previous year's attendance. VOICE 2014 attracted more than 400 test engineers and managers from 47 companies to Silicon Valley, California, and for the first time, to the conference's second venue, Austin, Texas. Also for the first time, the conference agenda included a technical track on memory testers, supplementing the learning and networking opportunities for attendees.

The VOICE 2014 technical program included an unprecedented 8 paper tracks with 85 presentations in Silicon Valley and 3 paper tracks and 30 presentations in Austin, setting another record for the most papers presented at VOICE. Reinforcing the VOICE reputation for providing excellent, in-depth technical training, additional topics were spotlighted in 20 kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D, industry experts and technologists in Silicon Valley along with a hands-on Workshop Day at Advantest U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California.

"VOICE presented an outstanding technical program featuring a full complement of papers, presentations and kiosks targeting today's most pressing test issues and methodologies," said Keith Lee, president and CEO of Advantest America, Inc. "Attendees were able to take advantage of being amongst some of the industry's most talented engineers to collaborate and share best practices to address today's and tomorrow's test challenges."

Best Paper winners were chosen by the VOICE 2014 attendees.
The Silicon Valley winners were:

Best Paper

  • "Integrating an RF Bench Characterization PCB on the V93000 Using UDI Components"
    by Jose Moreira, Peter Rohmann, Xiaoling Jiang and Daniel Lam, Advantest

Two Honorable Mentions:

  • "New FAST V93000 Level Measurement Technique Using PS1600 Universal Pin"
    by Matthias Werner and Khaled Ben-Fatma, Advantest
  • "At Speed and Functional Testing of DDR"
    by Rodrigo Bryan Gonzalez and Juan-Carlos Pedroza, Broadcom

The Austin winners were:

Best Paper

  • "Automatic Generation of AWG Waveforms from TML" by Todd Hoffmann, Freescale

Two Honorable Mentions:

  • "Pin Margin Revisited" by Ben Gonzalez, Freescale
  • "8 Gsps AWG Realized by PS9G" by Hideo Okawara, Advantest

Attendees may obtain VOICE conference proceedings at

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

About VOICE

Managed by a steering committee of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its 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 innovative, 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 as well as technology trends that are not related to specific equipment.