Advantest America Names R. Keith Lee New President and CEO

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Santa Clara, Calif. — Advantest America Inc., a subsidiary of Advantest Corp, has promoted general manager R. Keith Lee to the position of president and chief executive officer, who will report to the Board of Directors.

The appointment follows the resignation of Nick Konidaris, who was recently appointed president and chief executive officer of Electro Scientific Industries Inc.

Lee is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology companies, primarily at Advantest America, which he joined in 1984. At Advantest, he has held senior management positions in design and development, sales and marketing, and applications and systems engineering. Prior to Advantest, he worked for Megatest Corp., Mitel Corp. and AT&T in senior marketing management and engineering positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University.

Advantest Corp. is one of the world's leading automatic test equipment suppliers to the semiconductor industry, and also is a producer of electronic and optoelectronic instruments and systems. For more information, visit



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