CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Verigy, an Advantest Group company (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE), has earned a Five Star Award for the third consecutive year in VLSIresearch's 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip-Making Equipment. Verigy is also once again the only SOC and memory test equipment provider among the 14 semiconductor equipment companies to win a Five Star Award this year.

The VLSIresearch annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip Making Equipment is the only publicly available opportunity for chip manufacturers to provide feedback on their suppliers since 1988. VLSIresearch received feedback from more than 550 organizations worldwide for this year's Survey. The five star suppliers garnered the highest ratings from customers and performed exceptionally across all rating categories in cost of ownership, quality of results, product performance, customer service, technical leadership, and commitment. Advantest and Advantest Group companies have received the Five Star Award eight times since the star-rating system began in 2005.

"The five star ratings are designed to publicly recognize companies who are the best in key customer satisfaction metrics," said G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch. "For the past three years, Verigy has achieved consistently superior ratings among SOC and memory test suppliers in our survey. This is an excellent achievement and reflects how much customers value Verigy's commitment to their satisfaction."

"This recognition validates that Verigy is continuing to deliver the industry's highest quality products and services to our customers," said Hans-Juergen Wagner, Verigy president and CEO. "We appreciate the support and loyalty of our customers and we reiterate our total commitment to them. As we move forward in our integration process with Advantest, we intend to maintain a strong focus on product innovation to offer our customers the best products and technologies available in our industry."

About Verigy, an Advantest Group Company
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 Information about Advantest can be found at

About VLSIresearch
VLSIresearch is the leading provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects within nanotechnology and related industries. The company is known for its unparalleled accuracy, innovation in market research, and its sharply focused insight into the rapidly changing landscape of the industries covered. Its databases on manufacturing are used throughout the industry, and by government. VLSIresearch's primary databases and reports cover the semiconductor, flat panel display, PV cell and module manufacturing industries, and the market for critical subsystems and components within these and associated high technology industries. VLSIresearch was founded in 1976. For more details on VLSIresearch's 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip-Making Equipment, click here.

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