Renewable Choice Energy Client Advantest America Receives Top Nod for Green Power Commitment

Tech company recognized in Bloomberg’s Top 10 green power list

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“Advantest is a leader in environmental sustainability and is making a difference in its operations as well as inspiring others to follow its example.”Stephen BeamDirector of Business Development, Renewable Choice Energy

(PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that its client, Advantest America, Inc., has been recognized by Bloomberg as #2 on its list of publicly traded technology companies that use the most green energy in their U.S. operations. According to Bloomberg, they ranked the companies based on “the percentage of their total annual electricity that comes from green power for U.S-based operations.”

Advantest America is the North America subsidiary of Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the leading supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry. ATE is used during semiconductor manufacturing to verify that a microchip functions to specification, regardless of its end-use application. The company was founded in Japan in 1954.

Both Advantest America and parent company Advantest Corporation are committed to the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility, including environmental sustainability. Advantest America is an ISO 14001 certified company and was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the agency’s Top 30 Tech and Telecom green power purchasers list, qualifying them for the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club.

“We want to congratulate Advantest America on the recent recognition they’ve received for their green power commitment,” said Stephen Beam, Director of Business Development for Renewable Choice. “Advantest is a leader in environmental sustainability and is making a difference in its operations as well as inspiring others to follow its example.”

About Renewable Choice Energy

Renewable Choice Energy is a leading provider of green power, carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services. Recognized as a trusted partner to numerous major brands, Renewable Choice has also supplied green power to over 4,000 LEED® certified building projects. Renewable Choice was awarded the Green Power Supplier of the Year from the U.S. EPA in 2012 and is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.

About Advantest Corporation

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 used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems. Its 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 introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tool. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at http://www.advantest.com.