Advantest Europe opens R&D Department in Munich

München, (PresseBox) - Advantest (Europe) GmbH today announced that is has established an R&D department based at its headquarters in Munich. The main focus of the R&D Department is the development of test instrument modules for T2000 targeting mixed signal SOC devices.

Mr. Jens Edelmann, the new Department Manager R&D, joined Advantest in July 2008 and is currently forming and developing an R&D group that shall include more than 10 R&D engineers before the end of 2008. Mr. Edelmann holds a degree in electronics (Dipl. Ing., FH) at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich in 1993. In his function as Department Manager R&D Mr. Edelmann reports directly to Mr. Josef Schraetzenstaller, Managing Director of Advantest (Europe) GmbH. "We are pleased that we have been able to win Mr. Edelmann and a good portion of a very experienced R&D group with ATE background, says Mr. Schraetzenstaller.

In contrast to competitors, Advantest is investing in research and development close to the European semiconductor manufacturers and fables companies. The recent acquisition of Credence Systems GmbH, together with the newly established R&D Department in Munich strengthens the market presence and will further improve customer relationship and business.

Advantest Europe GmbH

Advantest Corporation is the world’s leading automatic test equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry, and also produces electronic and optoelectronic instruments and systems. A global company, Advantest has long offered total ATE solutions, and serves the industry in every component of semiconductor test: tester, handler, mechanical and electrical interfaces, and software. Its logic, memory, mixed-signal and RF testers and device handlers are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest employs around 3600 people and reached total sales of around 2.2 billions US-Dollars in the fiscal year 2006. More information is available at www.advantest.de

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