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LTX-Credence Announces Nighthawk(CT), The New Low Cost Benchmark For Connectivity Device Testing

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NORWOOD, Mass., Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LTX-Credence Corporation (Nasdaq:LTXC), a global provider of market focused, cost-optimized ATE solutions, today announced the first product under the Nighthawk brand, Nighthawk CT for testing connectivity devices.

Connectivity devices, including Zigbee, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and DVB integrated circuits, are high-volume, price sensitive devices used in a diverse and growing portfolio of consumer products. Prior to the introduction of Nighthawk CT, the only option for semiconductor companies designing connectivity devices to reduce test costs was to implement massive multi-site solutions on large, expensive RF testers. These solutions lead to higher capital cost, lower capital utilization and longer time to market. Nighthawk CT, the result of LTX-Credence's RF and DSP industry leading expertise, represents a major shift in testing strategy for these types of devices and significantly improves on every aspect of RF connectivity test.

With the adoption of Nighthawk CT, customers can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • A lower cost of test by over 50% compared to traditional competitive solutions.  
  • The widest IF bandwidth in the industry, allowing for fast and accurate testing of all existing standards and the newly emerging 802.11ac devices.  
  • Powerful embedded DSP processing to enhance dynamic range and produce the fastest throughput.  
  • An ultra compact RF system (the size of a laptop), which can easily upgrade any Diamond Series or X-Series tester in the field in typically 30 minutes.  
  • The lowest annual operating cost due to a calibration strategy which eliminates costly hardware and improves test cell operational efficiency.

Each Nighthawk CT instrument is capable of full quad-site parallel test and up to two Nighthawk CT instruments can be configured in a test system allowing for full functional testing of up to eight devices simultaneously. Nighthawk CT will be released to manufacturing in the first calendar quarter of 2013.

"In our view Nighthawk CT represents revolutionary technology. This new product, two years in the making, represents innovation at the highest level by leveraging 30 years of experience developing RF test solutions," said David Tacelli, LTX-Credence president and chief executive officer. "Our beta customers are extremely impressed with the performance, speed, size and reliability of the product. We anticipate Nighthawk CT will be a significant advantage for the Company when competing for business in the connectivity space."

About LTX-Credence Corporation

LTX-Credence is a global provider of ATE solutions designed to deliver value through innovation enabling customers to implement best-in-class test strategies to maximize their profitability. LTX-Credence addresses the broad, divergent test requirements of the wireless, computing, automotive and entertainment market segments, offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies, the largest installed base in the Asia-Pacific region, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at .

LTX-Credence is a trademark of LTX-Credence Corporation.

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