Verigy Marks 2,500th Shipment of V93000 SOC Test Platform with Multi-System Installation at ASE

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2011 – Verigy, an Advantest Group company (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), has reached a major milestone with the installation of its 2,500th V93000 system-on-chip (SOC) test platform. The milestone shipment is part of a multi-system order from Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE, TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX), the world’s largest independent provider of IC packaging and testing services.

“At ASE, we have built our reputation on offering customers an unparalleled manufacturing efficiency and access to a large base of high-performance IC testing equipment,” said John Chuan, senior vice president of Test & Bumping Operation, ASE Kaohsiung. "With Verigy’s V93000 platform, we have installed a flexible testing capability that enables us to further improve our process reliability and quality assurance."

"The V93000's proven performance and scalability continue to generate market wins worldwide, making it the de facto tester of choice throughout the industry,” said Hans-Juergen Wagner, executive vice president of SOC test at Verigy, an Advantest Group company. “Our longevity and leadership in the SOC test market can be attributed to the innovations that we’ve continuously incorporated in the V93000 since its introduction over a decade ago."

The V93000 platform has the versatility to test both SOC and system-in-package (SiP) devices that are used in a wide range of end products, from digital televisions to wireless communication devices. The accuracy and high throughput of the V93000 enable customers to quickly ramp to production, shortening their time to market. Since its launch in 1999, the V93000 SOC platform has been used in engineering and for the production of multiple generations of logic and high-speed memory ICs at integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless companies and outsource assembly and testing (OSAT) suppliers worldwide.

About Verigy, an Advantest Group
Verigy provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SOC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for Flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Verigy also provides advanced analysis tools that accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes. Additional information about Verigy, an Advantest Group company, can be found at www.verigy.com. Information about Advantest can be found at www.advantest.com.

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