Advantest America forms advisory board

Advantest America Inc., Santa Clara, CA, a subsidiary of Advantest Corp., has formed the Advantest America Technology Advisory Board, with inaugural members including experts from Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Canada’s McGill University, who will advise Advantest America on technological trends of importance to its future development and product plans.

The advisory board was established to provide inspiration to Advantest America’s growing activities in semiconductor test technology and product development. Its mission is to bring to bear the expertise of leading academic and industry leaders in understanding future trends and possibilities.

“Our advisory board members will provide fresh views and new insights to ensure Advantest’s technology-development roadmap addresses key target markets and leverages all existing technologies. We look forward to tapping these experts’ guidance and insights as we continue shaping the direction of our research and development efforts,” said Nicholas Konidaris, president and CEO of Advantest America, Inc.

At quarterly meetings, board members will individually present research findings or technology-trend analyses. In addition, Advantest America may suggest topics for research or discussion aimed at drawing on the expertise of the entire board to provide technology-related guidance and strategic direction. Board members also will provide recommendations for strategic partnerships and other business alliances with companies that share Advantest’s vision. Members of the technical and management staff of Advantest America and parent company, Advantest Corp., also will participate in the discussions.

Technology Advisory Board Members
Dr. Wojciech P. Maly is a Whitaker professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a master’s of science in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Cybernetics at Warsaw’s Polish Academy of Sciences. Elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1990, he has received numerous awards and written many books, journals and conference papers. Maly’s research interest has been primarily focused on the interfaces between design, testing and manufacturing.

Dr. Edward J. McCluskey is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University, where he also is director of the Center for Reliable Computing. He founded the Stanford Digital Systems Laboratory (now the Computer Systems Laboratory), as well as what is now the Computer Science M.S. Degree Program. Before joining Stanford, he taught at Princeton University and worked on electronic switching systems at Bell Telephone Laboratories. McCluskey served as the first president of the IEEE Computer Society and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. McCluskey’s Stanford research focuses on logic testing, synthesis, design for testability and fault-tolerant computing.

Dr. Gordon W. Roberts is the James McGill professor of electrical and computer engineering at Montreal’s McGill University, where he teaches courses in analog microelectronics and mixed-signal test. He holds a B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. Roberts has co-authored six books on various topics associated with IC design and test, and has written numerous conference papers and articles for technical journals.


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