2022-05-23 | Press release | Advantest Again Recognized as the World’s Leading ATE Supplier and BEST Large Supplier of Chipmaking Equipment in Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

Higher satisfaction levels recorded for Advantest as a partner, technical manager and recommended supplier

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading semiconductor test equipment provider Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) today announced that it once again topped the TechInsights rankings 2022 (formerly VLSIresearch) Customer Satisfaction Surveyachieving first place in this prestigious annual survey of global semiconductor companies for the third consecutive year.

Advantest has been named to the TOP 10 list every year since the survey began 34 years ago. Survey ratings are based on direct feedback from customers representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s chip producers, which include embedded device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless companies, and assembly and outsourced testing (OSAT).

According to TechInsights, Advantest, THE BEST test equipment vendor in 2020 and 2021, was again ATE’s top company in 2022 and topped the TOP 10 list of chip manufacturing equipment vendors. Participants from around the world ranked equipment vendors in 14 categories based on three key factors: vendor performance, customer service and product performance. The categories cover a range of criteria, including cost of ownership, quality of results, on-the-ground technical support, trust and partnership.

In the 2022 survey, Advantest achieved superior customer ratings for recommended supplier,Trust in the supplier, Technical leadership, partnership, and Technical support in the field. According to TechInsights, Advantest continually ranks among the BEST test equipment vendors and in 2022 was again the only ATE vendor to receive a five-star TechInsights designation.

“Year after year, Advantest delivers on its promise of technological excellence, and it is clear that the company continues to prioritize the success of its customers as part of its long-term strategy,” commented G. Dan Hutcheson, Vice President of TechInsights “By innovating and continually adapting to changing market dynamics, expanding its broad product portfolio, and leveraging its global sales and support network, Advantest enables customers to move forward with their latest chip designs and products. Thanks to these factors and more, Advantest has once again earned top marks from global manufacturers.’

“We are humbled by the high rating we received again this year from our customers around the world, despite the continued global shortage of semiconductors,” said Yoshiaki Yoshida, President and CEO of Advantest Corporation. “It goes without saying that semiconductors are essential to our daily lives and to solving social problems, and we expect demand for semiconductors to remain high as new applications emerge. We will continue to live up to our responsibilities in the semiconductor supply chain and strive to live up to the trust our customers place in us.”

Since 1988, this year Customer Satisfaction Survey is the only publicly available survey tool for customers to provide feedback to suppliers of semiconductor equipment and subsystems.

As a global supplier of test solutions for SoC, logic and memory semiconductors, Advantest has long been the only ATE supplier in the industry to design and manufacture its own fully integrated suite of test cell solutions, including testers, drivers, device interfaces and software – ensuring the highest levels of integrity and compatibility in the industry.

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About Advantest Corporation

Advantest (TSE: 6857) is the leading manufacturer of automatic test and measurement equipment used in the design and production of semiconductors for applications such as 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), vehicles autonomous, high performance computing (HPC), including artificial intelligence. (AI) and machine learning, and more. Its state-of-the-art systems and products are integrated into the world’s most advanced semiconductor production lines. The company also conducts R&D activities to address emerging testing challenges and applications; develops advanced test interface solutions for wafer sorting and final testing; produces scanning electron microscopes essential for the manufacture of photomasks; and offers system-level test solutions and other test-related accessories. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest is a global company with facilities around the world and an international commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility. More information is available at www.advantest.com

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