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Advantest Corporation
Native name
株式会社アドバンテスト
Kabushiki gaisha Adobantesuto
Company typePublic KK
TYO: 6857
Founded1954; 70 years ago (1954)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
RevenueIncrease ¥416.90 billion (2021)[1][2]
Increase ¥114.73 billion (2021)[1][2]
Increase ¥87.3 billion (2021)”[1][2]
Number of employees
6,464 (2023) [3]
Websitewww.advantest.com

Advantest Corporation (株式会社アドバンテスト) is a Japanese leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, and a manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design, production and maintenance of electronic systems including fiber optic and wireless communications equipment and digital consumer products. Based in Tokyo, Advantest produces Memory, SoC and RF test systems.

History

Advantest was founded in Japan in 1954 as Takeda Riken Industry Co., Ltd., and was a maker of electronic measuring instruments. The company entered the semiconductor testing business in 1972, began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1983 and changed its name to Advantest Corporation in 1985.[4] The company’s stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 2001.[5]

Expanding its semiconductor test business, Advantest established its North American subsidiary, Advantest America, in 1982, and its European operations in Munich in 1983, to locate its sales and service operations closer to its North American and European customers. The company also has subsidiaries throughout Asia and operates in 18 countries. With the integration with Verigy completed,[6] the company currently has approximately 6,464 employees worldwide.

Advantest Kitakyushu R&D Center

In 2002, Advantest was one of the founding member companies that established the Semiconductor Test Consortium (STC)—the first international, industry-wide collaboration aimed at developing a highly scalable, flexible test platform to reduce the cost of test of SoCs and other advanced ICs that incorporate complex technologies such as copper interconnects, sub-100 nm device geometries and 300mm wafers.[7]

Astronics Corporation sold their semiconductor test business to Advantest in 2018 for $185 million.[8]

Advantest completed its acquisition of U.S.-based, final-test and system-level test equipment supplier Essai, Inc in January 2020.[9]

Advantest acquired R&D Altanova, Inc., a U.S.-based supplier of semiconductor test equipment in October 2021.[10]

In June 2022, Advantest acquired Italy-based CREA - Collaudi Elettronici Automatizzati S.r.l. (CREA), a major supplier of power semiconductor test equipment.[11]

Products

Advantest has three reportable segments of business: semiconductor and component test systems; mechatronics (handlers); and services, support and others. Advantest offers SoC test systems, memory test systems, test handlers, device interfaces, SEM metrology and review, and SSD test systems.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Advantest Annual Securities Report" (PDF). Advantest. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Advantest Corp.Stock , ADTTF". Business Insider. 30 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Corporate Overview". Advantest.
  4. ^ Business Tokyo, 1 (1), Tokyo: Keizaikai Co.: 34, 1987, ISSN 0914-0026, OCLC 15641679((citation)): CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  5. ^ "Advantest begins trading on NYSE, but sales to fall 53% in fiscal 2002". EDN. 17 September 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Verigy acquired by Advantest for $1.1B". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  7. ^ "Advantest expands own efforts to drive ATE standards". eetimes.com. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  8. ^ Matt Glynn (15 November 2018). "Astronics sells semiconductor test business for $185 million". buffalonews.com. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Advantest Completes Acquisition of Essai, Inc". Advantest. January 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "About R&D Altanova". CB Insights. Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  11. ^ "Advantest acquires test equipment supplier CREA". Business Insider. June 2022. Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  12. ^ "Advantest Corp". Reuters. Retrieved 2023-05-09.