Semiconductor test conference enters second decade

24th April 2017
Posted By : Mick Elliott

VOICE, the annual developer conference hosted by semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest will kick off its second decade with 113 technical presentations, an expanded Technology Kiosk Showcase, and a new technology track. Additionally, VOICE 2017 will include three diverse keynote speakers, a Partners’ Expo, and interactive discussion sessions for users of the V93000 and T2000 SoC test platformsas well as Advantest test cell solutions.

 

This year’s conference will again be held in both the United States and Asia with events at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California (May 16-17) and at the Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong in Shanghai, China (May 26).

The technical programme will feature Advantest customers, partners and employees from 12 countries and 22 different companies presenting their insights and best practices. Technical topics will cover device specific testing, hardware design and integration, improving throughput, reducing time-to-market, new hardware/software test solutions, test methodologies, product engineering, hot topics in the ATE industry, and -- for the first time – SmarTEST 8.0 for the V93000 platform.

At both events, additional topics will be spotlighted in technical kiosks staffed by Advantest R&D, industry experts and technologists. This year, the kiosks will expand in China to reach record numbers.

In addition to the technical content, VOICE 2017 includes diverse keynote speeches each morning.

The Palm Springs event will kick off with a talk by Advantest’s own Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president of the SoC product group.

His presentation, “The Future Trends for and Contributions of Test in the SoC Market” will detail the drivers, challenges and emerging trends of SoC device designs and the impact they have on test.

The second day’s keynote speaker will be Chris Tarbell, one of the all-time most successful cyber security law enforcement officials.

His presentation contains sensitive information that can only be heard in person.

In Shanghai, Dr. Peter Chen, senior director of China business development at TSMC China, will share his insights into the global semiconductor industry landscape, technology trends, and especially the ecosystem and market in China.

“As VOICE enters its second decade this year, we have more technology tracks, kiosks and sponsors than ever before, as well as record abstract submissions, resulting in a compelling customer-focused technical program,” said Judy Davies, ambassador for the VOICE 2017 Developer Conference and vice president of Global Marketing Communications at Advantest. “You will also notice some surprise special guests who reflect the teamwork and innovative vision that make the VOICE conference so successful. Thank you to our VOICE sponsors, industry supporters and board members for making 2017 another record year! We look forward to seeing our users and partners in Palm Springs, China, or both locations.”


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