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Slide #83. Advantest Corporation — w2bi.com, Inc
Advantest Corporation (ATE)
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) and US firm w2bi.com, Inc (President and CEO: Derek DiPerna, below: W2BI) have reached an agreement in principle that Advantest will acquire W2BI, a provider of system level test automation software focusing on wireless communications. Based in New Jersey, W2BI will become a fully-owned subsidiary of Advantest's US subsidiary, Advantest America, Inc. The acquisition is scheduled for finalization in May 2013, pending the completion of all required procedures.
Advantest and its consolidated subsidiaries manufacture and sell semiconductor and component test system products and mechatronics-related products such as test handlers and device interfaces. Co. also engages in research and development activities and provides maintenance and support services associated with these products. Co.'s principal business segments are semiconductor and component test system; mechatronics system; and services, support and others. Product lines include test systems for memory semiconductors and non memory semiconductors; test handlers, mechatronic-applied products, and for handling semiconductor devices.
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