Advantest introduces new image-processing unit

Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corp. (TSX: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has launched its new T2000 ISS IPE2 unit, significantly shortening the image-processing time needed to test the larger pixel sizes of today´s advanced CMOS image sensors used in smart phones, tablet computers, digital cameras and video camcorders.

Reducing test cycle times results in a lower cost per device, which helps to make the end-user electronic products more cost competitive.

Advantest´s newest test module for its T2000 platform features an improved image-processing engine with a quad-core CPU. By incorporating four microprocessing cores, the flexible ISS IPE2 unit can assign an independent image-processing engine for each device undergoing simultaneous testing. This configuration can reduce test times by as much as 46 percent for high-end CMOS image sensors with higher pixel counts.

Advantest is a leading producer of automatic test equipment for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at www.advantest.com.

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