Advantest Driving Formation of Industry-Wide Consortium Aimed at Establishing First Truly Open Test Architecture

SEMICON WEST, SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –Advantest Corporation (NYSE: ATE, TSE 6857) today announced its plans to establish the Semiconductor Test Consortium — the first industry-wide collaboration aimed at solving the challenges of cost-effectively testing complex logic devices, such as systems-on-chip (SoCs). This nonprofit consortium is expected to focus on supporting the development of the Semiconductor Test Open Architecture, a new framework created to enable open test solutions that offer true hardware and software interoperability, with unparalleled technical and economic benefits.

SEMICON West, SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 17, 2002 – Tessera Technologies, a premier developer of intellectual property and services for chip-scale and multi-chip packages (CSPs and MCPs), today announced that Taiwan’s Walton Advanced Electronics has signed a Tessera Compliant Chip license that will enable Walton to build advanced packages for high-performing DRAM chips used in gaming consoles, corporate servers and other performance-intensive computing products.


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