Key Developments: Advantest Corp (6857.T)

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Advantest Corp announces latest order from Chinese IC maker HiSilicon
Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 08:05pm EDT 

Advantest Corp:Received order from engineering group within HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., for V93000 Smart Scale tester equipped with Advantest's Pin Scale Serial Link (PSSL) digital channel card.Introduced in fourth quarter of 2013, PSSL card is already in use at more than 10 customer sites for both device characterization and volume manufacturing of advanced high-speed semiconductors.  Full Article

Advantest Corp declares dividend
Monday, 17 Mar 2014 10:44am EDT 

Advantest Corp:Declares cash dividend of 0.049135 per share.  Full Article

Advantest Corp announces conversion price for 2019 due euro yen denominated convertible bonds
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 07:45am EST 

Advantest Corp:Says conversion price for 2019 due euro yen denominated convertible bonds at 1,655 yen per share.  Full Article

Advantest Corp to issue 2019 due Euro Yen-denominated convertible bonds
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 02:30am EST 

Advantest Corp:To issue 2019 due Euro Yen-denominated convertible bonds on March 14, in amount of 30 bln yen, with no interest and face value of 10,000,000 yen.Maturity date March 14, 2019.The proceeds will be used for product development, operation of new business and repayment of third series corporate bonds.  Full Article

R&I affirms Advantest Corp’s rating at "A-" and changes rating outlook to negative
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 01:30am EST 

Advantest Corp:Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) has affirmed the rating on the company at "A-".R&I changes rating outlook from stable to negative.  Full Article

Advantest Corp lowers full-year consolidated outlook and year-end dividend forecast for FY 2014
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 01:00am EST 

Advantest Corp:Sees lowered full-year consolidated outlook for fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2014.Sees full-year revenue of 110,000 million yen lowered from 143,000 million yen.Sees full-year operating profit (loss) of (36,000 million) yen lowered from 0 million yen.Sees full-year ordinary profit (loss) of (35,900 million) yen lowered from 500 million yen.Sees full-year net profit (loss) of (35,900 million) yen lowered from (2,500 million) yen.Sees full-year earnings (loss) per share of (206.19) yen lowered from (14.36) yen.Says outlook lowered due to shrinking market for semiconductor testing equipment and impairment loss of assets.FY 2014 revenue of 128,180 million yen, operating profit (loss) of (7,150 million) yen and net profit (loss) of (9,100 million) yen - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Sees year-end dividend forecast of 5.00 yen per share lowered from 10.00 yen per share, for the same fiscal year.  Full Article

Advantest Corp to merge with subsidiary
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 01:00am EST 

Advantest Corp:Says to merge with a wholly owned subsidiary Japan Engineering Co., Ltd., which has been engaged in development, manufacture and sale of semiconductor and part testing system in Kanagawa, Japan.Says the company will be the surviving company and the subsidiary will be dissolved, effective Apr. 1.  Full Article

Advantest Corp Lowers Consolidated Full-year Forecast for FY 2014
Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 03:00am EDT 

Advantest Corp announced that it has lowered the consolidated full-year forecast for revenue from JPY 160,000 million to JPY 143,000 million, operating profit from JPY 13,000 million to JPY 0 million, ordinary profit from JPY 13,000 million to JPY 500 million, net profit (loss) from JPY 9,800 million to JPY (2,500 million) and earning (loss) per share from JPY 56.34 to JPY (14.36) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The Company lowered the consolidated full-year outlook due to lower-than-expected sales.  Full Article

Advantest Corp's V93000 Dragon System Selected As Main Test Platform By SHHIC, RFID IC Manufacturer In China
Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 03:10am EDT 

Advantest Corporation announced that Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd is the first chip maker to use Advantest's V93000 Smart Scale(TM) generation tester in the low-cost Dragon configuration for parallel testing of RFID semiconductors. The tester's Universal Pin architecture, available on all Smart Scale systems, eliminates the need for analog cards, making it ideal for cost-sensitive, high- parallel applications. The V93000 Dragon system will be used in engineering development and production testing of RFID devices for banking cards. A 32-site parallel test solution has been qualified and SHHIC is scheduled to progress to 64-site testing in two months. The chip maker intends to use additional V93000 Dragon systems in 2014.  Full Article

Advantest Corp's Subsidiary Acquires W2BI
Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 02:00am EDT 

Advantest Corp and Inc have reached an agreement in principle that Advantest will acquire W2BI, 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. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Full Article

Nikkei rises after S&P hits fresh high; Fanuc surges on strong earnings

* Index heavy Fanuc contributes 27 points, or more than a quarter of Nikkei gains * Advantest dives on worse-than-expected profits * For the week, Nikkei has risen 1.0 pct By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, July 25 - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday after the S&P 500 set another record closing high and as index heavyweight Fanuc Corp jumped after reporting strong profits. The Nikkei rose 0.6 percent to 15,377.00 points by mid-morning, after falling 0.3 percent on t

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