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LTX-Credence Announces the Purchase of Multiple PAx Testers by Giga Solution

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NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LTX-Credence Corporation (Nasdaq:LTXC), a global provider of market focused, cost-optimized ATE solutions, today announced that Giga Solution Tech. Co., Ltd., a leading provider of semiconductor test services for wireless communication devices, has purchased multiple PAx testers for volume production testing of RF components including multiband and multimode RF power amplifiers, advanced front end modules and 802.11ac devices. These testers will significantly expand Giga Solution's PAx capacity in order to support their growing customer base. The systems will be located at Giga Solution's factory in Hsinchu, Taiwan and will be used for high-volume, production test supporting several semiconductor companies located in both North America and Japan.

The PAx test system incorporates the latest in RF test technology and is ideally suited for testing a broad range of wireless/RF devices. PAx testers include a suite of tools to support testing a broad range of wireless communications standards including WLAN, WiMAX, LTE, CDMA, GSM, Edge, and WCDMA. With an installed base of approximately 100 systems, the PAx test system has advanced LTX-Credence's market leading position for testing RF front end devices.

"We have been offering our customers high value-added testing services for wireless communications devices for over 12 years, and we know how critically important it is to provide very cost competitive solutions to customers. PAx is a key part of our tester strategy that allows us to meet these challenges," said Frank Chien, vice president of Giga Solution.

"LTX-Credence continues to be the market leader for testing RF front end devices and the expansion of PAx capacity by companies like Giga Solution is further validation of that market position," said David Tacelli, LTX-Credence president and chief executive officer. "PAx delivers best-in-class RF test technology while also providing customers the ability to minimize their test costs."

About Giga Solution Tech. Co., Ltd.

Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Giga Solution focuses on wireless & RF expertise for test development and debug with seamless transfer to volume production test. Giga Solution's extensive test engineering staff provides complete test program / hardware development services. Giga Solution is committed to be the preeminent service provider of integrated circuit testing for wireless & communication applications by delivering the most cost-effective test solutions. Additional information can be found at www.giga-solution.com.

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 www.ltxc.com.

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

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CONTACT: Richard Yerganian, LTX-Credence Corporation Tel. 781.467.5063 Email rich_yerganian@ltxc.com

Source:LTX-Credence Corporation