Advantest Receives Volume-Purchase Order For V93000 Testers


Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest has received
a volume-purchase order for its V93000 testers from a leading Chinese designer
of application-specific ICs (ASICs). The
Beijing-based company will add the new testers to its existing installed base
of more than 60 V93000 systems and use them in testing its current products as
well as developing customized semiconductors for neural-network applications,
including artificial intelligence (AI).

"This customer is focused on leveraging its IC-design
expertise to accelerate deep learning with innovative, cost-effective and
energy-efficient solutions," said Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president,
SoC Business Group at Advantest Corporation. "In addition to working with them,
Advantest also provides test solutions to companies that manufacture
microprocessors, GPUs (graphics-processing units) and custom devices that are
used in today's AI applications. Through our many global partnerships and activities,
we are further extending our leadership to provide the best test solutions in
this fast-growing market."

At the SEMICON China trade show, running March 14-16 at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Advantest will exhibit 12 of its
advanced products and services for the Chinese semiconductor market in booth
#4425, Hall N4. An expert in testing
chips for AI applications will be available in the booth to talk with visiting
customers. In addition, product displays
will include the V93000 platform, which provides the industry's broadest test
coverage for leading-edge semiconductors.
When equipped with Wave Scale MX and Wave Scale RF channel cards, the
V93000 can achieve unprecedented parallelism and throughput, reducing the
overall cost of test and pioneering new capabilities to test future generations
of IC designs.

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