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Advantest's T5851 tester wins Best of Show Award at Flash Memory Summit
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Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) earned a Best of Show Award with its T5851 tester at the 11th Annual Flash Memory Summit, held August 9-11 in Santa Clara, Calif. The awards presented at the summit provide the highest honors in the flash memory and solid-state storage industry.

In the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology, Advantest's T5851 system was recognized for changing the way flash memory is tested to improve the performance, availability, endurance and/or energy efficiencies of electronic products. The T5851 provides multi-protocol support in one tool for high-performance universal flash storage (UFS) devices and PCIe BGA solid-state drives, minimizing customers' capital investments and deployment risks. Its tester-per-DUT architecture and proprietary hardware accelerator deliver the fastest test times in the industry, contributing to a lower cost of test.

The T5851 is designed for high-volume testing, as well as reliability and qualification testing, of protocol NAND devices. This flexible system can be configured to test up to 768 devices in parallel by using an automated component handler such as Advantest's M6242 system.

"We are proud to receive this industry acknowledgment of the innovative advances that we bring to the market for non-volatile memories, which are so vital to low-power, mobile applications," said Masuhiro Yamada, executive officer with Advantest. "Our T5851 system is designed for system-level testing of these devices while still providing the reliability, low-cost and high-volume productivity that the market needs."

"The booming market for new consumer electronics utilizing flash storage creates the challenge for a scalable platform for testing flash memory," said Jay Kramer, chairperson of the Flash Memory Summit's Awards Program. "We are proud to select Advantest's T5851 for the Best of Show Technology Innovation Award as it is available in both production and engineering models to address a wide range of test program environments while providing the versatility to test the memory ICs powering smart phones, tablets and ultra-portable laptops."

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion-dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world's largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications as well as in smartphones, tablets and mobile and embedded systems.

About Advantest Corporation

A world-class technology company, Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems. Its leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and has introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tools. 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

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