Test objectives achieved on 11 milion gate, 140 nanometer SoC
San Jose, Calif. - April 16, 2003 - LogicVision, Inc., (NASDAQ:LGVN), a leading provider of embedded test for integrated circuits and systems today announced that Agere Systems (NYSE:AGR.A, AGR.B) has successfully completed an 11 million gate system-on-a-chip (SoC) that contains LogicVision's embedded test structures. The LogicVision technology detects new types of defects associated with advanced processes, helping Agere to continue to achieve its quality and time to market objectives. During the chip design phase of development, Agere utilized LogicVision's hierarchical architecture to efficiently integrate test controllers with the 200 clock domains in the functional logic. At-speed verification of first samples was completed with the newly purchased LogicVision Validator system in less than one day.
The Agere MARS Universal framer IC is the industry's most integrated, full-featured and versatile framer for multi-service metro and access networks scalable from rates of 155 megabits per second to 10 gigabits per second. The chip is comprised of 11 million gates, multiple high-speed interfaces and several hundred clock domains with a system clock speed of 155 MHz. The design was implemented in Agere's 140 nanometer silicon process. Using the fully integrated LogicVision flow that extends from design through prototype debug and production test setup, Agere plans to achieve dramatic improvement in total development time. In addition, LogicVision's embedded test has become part of Agere's standard ASIC SoC design flow.
"Last June, we stated our intent to widely deploy LogicVision's embedded test to help us achieve our quality, time-to-market, and cost objectives," said Don Friedberg, director of design methodologies for Agere Systems. "The handoff from design to test eliminated time-consuming pattern translation, compilation, and debug tasks, enabling us to deliver high quality prototypes within a very short interval."
"We are committed to enabling Agere to make a smooth transition to full adoption of LogicVision's solution," said Mukesh Mowji, LogicVision's vice president of sales and marketing. "We believe that our product offerings are a good match to Agere's needs. This result is further proof of the acceptance we are gaining in the semiconductor industry."
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 are as to the features and benefits of LogicVision's embedded test technology and Validator product, the including the benefits to Agere, and LogicVision's expectations regarding its relationship with Agere and customer demand, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risk 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 LogicVision's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 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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