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Advantest Corporation

Spectroscopy
Volume 28, Issue 12, pp. 31

Company Description



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. The company's 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 has recently introduced critical multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes and 3D imaging analysis tools to the pharmaceutical industry. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at http://www.advantest.com/.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

Comprehensive spectral analysis and nondestructive imaging solution with high depth of penetration.

Markets Served

Utilizing the unique properties of the terahertz region (0.1–10.0 THz) of the electromagnetic spectrum, these systems perform nondestructive analysis of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, communications materials, and more, without requiring a specially constructed analysis environment. In addition to industrial applications, the TAS7500 series is also an optimal choice for terahertz-related research.

Major Products/Services

TAS7500IM THz Imaging System: Non-invasive imaging of the characteristics of the interiors and film coating of tablets.

TAS7500: THz spectroscopic and imaging analysis systems for measurement of pharmaceuticals in liquid, solid, or powder form. Ideally suited for pharmaceutical measurements including:

  • Tablet core density/porosity
  • Tablet coating thickness and spatial uniformity
  • Tablet coating density
  • Tablet coating-core interface strength
  • Crystallinity in drug substances and drug products

Facility

Advantest maintains eight R&D centers on three continents and has an annual R&D spend of over $300 million.

Advantest America, Inc.
508 Carnegie Center
Suite 102
Princeton, NJ 08504

TELEPHONE
(609) 897-7326

E-MAIL

WEB SITE
http://www.advantest.com/US/products/Terahertz/

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
US: 500
Outside the US: 4500

YEAR FOUNDED
1954

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