SAN JOSE, Calif. —August, 21, 2008 — LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a leading provider of semiconductor built-in-self-test (BIST) and diagnostic solutions, today announced it has expanded its sales and customer service by the addition of Avant Technology Inc. as exclusive distributor for LogicVision products in Taiwan. LogicVision provides complete silicon test IP and methodology that spans SoC design and manufacturing test based on proprietary built-in-self-test (BIST) technologies for logic, memory and high-speed I/O. LogicVision’s technologies enable SoC design teams to achieve single-digit DPM (defects-per-million) quality levels, accelerate time to working silicon by reducing silicon bring-up times from months to days, lower test preparation costs and reduce device test times, thus significantly improving product margins. About LogicVision Inc.
“Avant is a leader in providing IP and EDA solutions to the Taiwan semiconductor community,” said James T. Healy, CEO of LogicVision. “Avant is expected to drive the adoption of LogicVision’s tools in the rapidly growing Taiwan semiconductor market, enabling companies to realize significant competitive advantage through the adoption of LogicVision’s test solutions.”
“The addition of LogicVision solutions to our IP and EDA offerings will enable us to provide a broader set of solutions and services to our customers,” said Yao-Chang Chang, General Manager of Avant Technology. ”We are excited to add LogicVision’s unique test solution to our portfolio of products to help Taiwan semiconductor companies address the increasing challenges of designing and testing complex semiconductor SoCs. ”
Under the terms of the agreement, Avant will be able to sell the complete line of LogicVision test solutions to the Taiwan semiconductor design community.
Avant Technology Inc., a leading professional IP & EDA distributor, was established in 1990 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Avant distributes leading edge products from LogicVision, Novelics, Agility, ChipVision, AerieLogic, TransEDA, Artwork, HDL Works, and Saratoga Data. Avant Technology Inc. is headquartered at 5F-1, No. 83, Sec. 2, Gongdaowu Rd., Hsinchu, Taiwan 30070. For more information, please visit www.avant.com.tw.
LogicVision (NASDAQ: LGVN) provides proprietary technologies for embedded test and yield learning that enable more efficient manufacturing test of complex semiconductors. LogicVision's embedded test solutions allow integrated circuit designers to embed test functionality into a semiconductor design that is used during semiconductor production test and throughout the useful life of the chip. The company's advanced Design for Test (DFT) product line, ETCreate, works together with Silicon Insight applications and Yield Insight to improve profit margins by reducing device field returns and test costs, accelerating silicon bring-up times and shorten both time to market and time to yield. For more information on the company and its products, please visit the LogicVision website at www.logicvision.com