Delivering board-level component test and root-cause analysis
STEVENSVILLE MD, May 23, 2003 - JTAG Technologies a leading provider of boundary-scan testing and LogicVision, Inc., (NASDAQ:LGVN), a leading provider of embedded test for integrated circuits, today announced their partnership to streamline the integration of device-level embedded test and diagnosis with board and system level testing. Through LogicVision's LVReadyTM partner program, JTAG Technologies has integrated LogicVision's Embedded Test Access (ETA) real-time control software into its boundary scan test environment. This integrated solution allows users to perform at-speed test and real-time root cause analysis of board mounted devices containing LogicVision's embedded test technology.
Typical applications for this integrated solution include silicon prototype debug for devices mounted on a reference board design, board and system level manufacturing test and debug, and field system debug and repair.
"Being able to address component quality at the PCB and system level has always been an important consideration for LogicVision." said Mukesh Mowji, LogicVision, Inc.'s vice president of sales and marketing. "Through the combination of JTAG Technologies' board test tools and LogicVision's embedded test IP and ETA, software users will be able to perform in situ at-speed test and root-cause analysis of silicon to the gate level. We expect customers to see not only productivity gains but also manufacturing cost savings from the reduction or elimination of many no-fault-found rejects as a result of the improved analysis."
"We are pleased to deliver to users a robust yet cost-effective integrated solution capitalizing on LogicVision's embedded test and debug capabilities and our proven board- and system-level solutions," said Peter van den Eijnden, JTAG Technologies' managing director. "We believe the user community will gain from being able to easily access, control, and debug their chip-level designs."
About JTAG Technologies
JTAG Technologies, with its US main office in Stevensville MD and corporate headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is the global leader in innovative boundary-scan (IEEE Standard 1149.1) products. The company delivers a broad line of software and hardware tools for test preparation, test execution, test result analysis, and in-system programming applications. With an installed base of more than 3,000 systems world wide, JTAG Technologies serves a wide variety of electronics manufacturers in industries such as communications, medical electronics, avionics, defense, and automotive. For more information, visit www.jtag.com.
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 benefits of the combination of JTAG Technologies' and LogicVision's technologies, such as expected benefits to customers and users, 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-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2003, 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.
LogicVision, Embedded Test, LogicVision Ready and LogicVision logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LogicVision Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.
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