LogicVision’s Unique Performance Defect Screening Capabilities Help Provide
SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 29, 2005 — LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a leading provider of yield learning technology that enables its customers to quickly and efficiently improve product yields, today announced that Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR) used LogicVision ETCreateTM solutions to provide high coverage of performance related defects for Agere’s recently announced Gigabit Ethernet platform chips called ET3K and ET4K.
LogicVision’s solution also enabled Agere to speed time-to-market by eliminating functional patterns and the related pattern and timing debug stage on the tester between design and production. Using LogicVision’s technology, Agere was also able to quickly ramp its state-of-the-art chips to production with a very complex design and still achieve world-class manufacturing fault coverage.
Agere intends to continue to take advantage of the embedded test and diagnostic capabilities that allow LogicVision customers to provide high test quality and improve return-on-investment for nanometer-scale SoC designs.
“Today’s customers demand very high levels of at-speed test coverage. LogicVision’s at-speed capabilities have allowed Agere to offer our customers a very high level of confidence in the quality of our products,” said Peter Dziel, Design Center Manager with Agere Systems. “Our release to production time has also improved significantly because LogicVision technology allows us to bypass the need of generating and debugging traditional at-speed functional vectors which are needed to augment typically low coverage pattern-based transition fault test sets. This productivity improvement represents a competitive advantage for Agere because it allows us to produce higher-quality products while meeting and exceeding our customers’ time constraints.”
The Agere Gigabit Ethernet Economically Managed Switch (EMS) solution accelerates the convergence of voice, data and video services onto a single network infrastructure at double the port (channel) density and speed of any competing single-chip offerings. The solution offers simple-to-use, yet powerful, management capabilities, while maintaining an ‘unmanaged’-like price-per-port. Agere’s new system-on-a-chip creates an EMS Ethernet solution that delivers the required intelligence for multimedia convergence at a fraction of the cost of fully-featured and fully-managed switches.
“Agere’s accomplishments with our technology clearly demonstrate that our testing capabilities can enable the successful manufacturability of the most advanced semiconductor designs," said Jim Healy, president and CEO of LogicVision. "LogicVision is committed to helping customers such as Agere by providing them with usable information that helps them improve their quality and time-to-market.”
About LogicVision Inc.
LogicVision (NASDAQ: LGVN) provides proprietary technologies for embedded test that enable the more efficient design and manufacture of complex semiconductors. LogicVision's embedded test solution allows integrated circuit designers to embed into a semiconductor design test functionality that can be used during semiconductor production and throughout the useful life of the chip. For more information on the company and its products, please visit the LogicVision website at www.logicvision.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to the expected features, benefits and use of the ETCreate product and of Agere’s chips, and Agere’s intention to continue to use LogicVision’s capabilities, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products and technological advances, and other risks detailed in Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005, and from time to time in LogicVision's SEC reports. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. LogicVision disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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