Elmos & Advantest announce cooperation for automotive semiconductor testing

Munich/Dortmund, Germany, (PresseBox) - Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) the world's leading automatic test equipment supplier in the semiconductor industry and ELMOS Semiconductor AG, a leading supplier of high voltage semiconductors in the automotive industry, today announced their cooperation in the field of automotive semiconductor testing. Both companies signed an agreement to use the Advantest T2000 platform for testing ELMOS automotive devices.

This agreement extends the long-term business relationship that already started in 1998 between at that time SZ Testsysteme AG (today Advantest Europe GmbH) and Elmos.

"We are extremely pleased to be expanding our relationship with ELMOS and are looking forward to a successful partnership", says J. Schraetzenstaller, Executive Officer of Advantest Corporation.

"With Advantest we have a reliable and strong partner for our future test platform. We are glad to continue the cooperation with Advantest", explains R. Senf, Member of the Board and COO of ELMOS Semiconductor AG.

About ELMOS Semiconductor AG

ELMOS Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG) is a leading developer and producer of customer-specific system solutions in the automotive sector. Based on the modular high-voltage CMOS technology, a great amount of analog mixed-signal circuitry elements such as voltage regulators, analog/digital converters, power-drives and NVM storage offer a huge range of integration possibilities for customers' ideas. In addition, MEMS-based sensor systems and dedicated packages both developed and manufactured within the ELMOS-Group, enable ELMOS to supply silicon-based microsystems. About 90 percent of sales are achieved with ASICs for automotive electronics. ELMOS is listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. For additional information about ELMOS Semiconductor, visit www.elmos.de.

Advantest Europe GmbH

Advantest Corporation is the world's leading automatic test equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry. 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, RF and automotive 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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