TOKYO--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - VOICE 2013, a user's group meeting and partners conference organized by Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE), will feature a keynote presentation by Glen Hiemstra, founder of An internationally acclaimed expert on long-range trends and creating the preferred future, Hiemstra has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades and served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs. He is the author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future and co-author of Strategic Leadership. His next book, Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future will be published in 2013. is regularly visited by people from more than 120 nations.

Hiemstra's keynote, titled "Beyond 2020 - Creating True Value in the Future," will kick off Day 2 of Advantest's VOICE conference, taking place April 23-24 in San Jose, California. Hiemstra's keynote will explore future trends as they impact the future of technology and the industry related to semiconductors and integrated circuits. 

 "This year's keynote brings the VOICE 2013 theme of Creating True Value into reality with actual examples of how future innovations can bring value to customers today," said Advantest's Don Blair, chairperson of the VOICE 2013 program committee. "VOICE's rich technical program, combined with this future-focused presentation, will deliver an informative and stimulating event for our attendees."

In addition to the keynote address, VOICE 2013 will feature technical presentations by customers, strategic partners and in-house experts; a robust kiosk program staffed by product experts; and a one-day, hands-on workshop for test engineers. For complete program details, visit

This year's conference is expected to attract more than 300 test engineering and management professionals from more than 50 companies around the world, including foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) as well as strategic partners of Advantest. 

About Advantest VOICE 2013
Managed by a steering committee of volunteer representatives from Advantest and its customers, VOICE is the leading conference for the growing international community of users and strategic partners involved with Advantest's T2000 and V93000 test platforms. The conference offers a unique opportunity to take part in making semiconductor testing operations as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Attendees gain and share valuable insights, build long-lasting relationships and learn what's new about Advantest SOC test equipment, handlers and applications.

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 multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tool. 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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