Advantest Sponsors Global Semiconductor Association Awards Dinner

Advantest Sponsors Global Semiconductor Association Awards Dinner

Annual Event Honors Excellence in the Semiconductor Industry


SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the world's leading supplier of semiconductor test equipment, will again sponsor the annual GSA Awards Dinner Celebration to be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. This premier event recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated excellence through vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity, and honors specific achievements in categories ranging from outstanding leadership and accomplishments, to overall respect within the industry. At Thursday's dinner, Sir Robin Saxby, founding CEO of ARM Holdings, will be awarded the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the semiconductor industry.

Supporting the evening's theme of "Engineering the Future," will be keynote speaker, Cal Ripkin, Jr., Baseball's Iron Man and Hall of Famer, whose name has become synonymous with strength, character, endurance and integrity.

"Advantest is proud to be a long-standing member of GSA and a continuing sponsor of the annual Awards Dinner," commented R. Keith Lee, president and CEO of Advantest America, Inc. "We applaud GSA for its continued progress in fostering collaboration throughout the semiconductor industry, and extend our congratulations to Sir Robin Saxby and all those who will receive recognition at the event, he continued."

About GSA

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org

About Advantest

Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems, It's leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and has recently introduced critical dimension scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, and a 3D imaging analysis tool to the transportation industry. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at www.advantest.com



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