Advantest Corporation, a semiconductor test equipment supplier, and PDF Solutions, Inc., a provider of software-based data analytics solutions to the semiconductor industry, announced on July 30 that they have established a partnership that includes:
- a development agreement for PDF’s assistance in development of a cloud-based software solution for Advantest’s customers that is based on PDF’s Exensio software analytics platform – an Advantest Cloud powered by PDF Exensio – for both Advantest’s internal use as well as use by Advantest’s customers;
- a commercial agreement providing for the license of technology solutions based on Advantest’s testing platforms and PDF’s Exensio platform;
- a significant 5-year cloud-based, subscription by Advantest to PDF Solutions’ Exensio analytics platform; and
- the purchase by Advantest of 3,306,924 newly issued shares of PDF Solutions common stock for approximately $65.2 million.