LogicVision makes better semiconductor tests. LogicVision's technology is called built-in self-test, or BIST. This is a technique of designing additional hardware and software features into integrated circuits (ICs) to allow them to perform self-tests using their own circuits, as opposed to the older method that employs external automated test equipment (ATE). The main driver for the widespread development and use of BIST techniques is the growing complexity of ICs. LogicVision's BIST helps designers better evaluate the functionality and performance of their devices throughout each stage of a complex semiconductor's life cycle. LGVN's products reduce manufacturing and test costs, accelerate silicon bring-up times, provide for yield learning, improve time-to-yield, and cut field returns. LogicVision's technology is particularly useful in newer state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, with its ever-decreasing feature widths. Digital consumer devices, including automotive devices, account for 95% of LogicVision's business, management says, and that segment of the market is projected to grab an increasing share of the overall semiconductor market. Given the growing complexity that comes with today's SoCs, LogicVision has never had a better opportunity to see its technology experience fast and widespread adoption. For 2008, Dutton Associates projects that the Company could increase sales 21% to $14 million. Although management expects to move into the black by 4Q, our projections suggest that this is more likely to happen in 2009. Our price target of $2.50 is post the upcoming March 12 reverse stock split.
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