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LogicVision Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Q4 Cash Balance is $9.4M

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a leading provider of semiconductor built-in-self-test (BIST) and diagnostic solutions, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2008 were $3.0 million, compared with $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2008 was $782,000, or $0.08 per share, compared with a net loss of $499,000, or $0.05 per share, reported in the third quarter of 2008. The fourth quarter net loss includes approximately $334,000 in restructuring charges related to facilities reductions.

Gross margins in the fourth quarter were 75 percent, compared with 74 percent in third quarter of 2008.

Operating expenses were $3.0 million in the fourth quarter, including $83,000 of stock-based employee compensation charges in accordance with SFAS 123 (R). This compares with $2.9 million of operating expenses in the third quarter of 2008, including $137,000 of stock-based employee compensation charges in accordance with SFAS 123(R).

At December 31, 2008, LogicVision had $9.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments, compared with $7.5 million at September 30, 2008. The company has no debt.

New orders received during the fourth quarter totaled $450,000. The company exited the fourth quarter with a 12-month backlog of $9.9 million, compared with a 12-month backlog of $10.4 million at the end of the third quarter. The company's total backlog was $17.9 million as of December 31, 2008.

Fiscal Year 2008 Results

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, LogicVision reported revenues of $12.2 million, a five percent increase from revenues of $11.6 million in 2007. The net loss for 2008 was $3.5 million, or a net loss of $0.37 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.7 million or a net loss of $0.39 per share in 2007. Gross margins in 2008 were 73 percent, compared with 72 percent in the prior year.

"In the fourth quarter, our revenues were within our guidance range, and our cash balance at the end of the fourth quarter was significantly better than our forecast," said James T. Healy, president and CEO of LogicVision. "Throughout 2008, key customers renewed their contracts with us, some customers adopted our products enterprise-wide, and we signed new customers that could potentially grow into bigger accounts. As a result, our 2008 revenues increased five percent from last year, and new orders of $17.9 million in 2008 were 49 percent higher than $12.0 million in new orders in 2007."

"We entered 2009 with a 12-month backlog of $9.9 million, a healthy cash position, and a reduced operating structure. While the economic outlook for 2009 is certainly challenging, we have spent considerable time re-evaluating our 2009 operating plan and are quite confident in LogicVision's future. We intend to continue to focus on closing additional significant customer expansions and renewals in 2009, as well as gaining potential new customers during the year. Our 2009 financial goals include recording solid year-over-year revenue growth, as well as achieving positive cash flow and profitability," said Mr. Healy.

Guidance for the First Quarter of 2009

    --  Revenues are expected to be in the range of $3.0 million to $3.2
        million.
    --  Net income is expected to be in the range of $0 to $100,000, or a net
        income in the range of $0.00 to $0.01 per share.
    --  Cash, cash equivalents and investments are expected to be between
        approximately $6.5 million and $7.0 million at the end of the first
        quarter.

Conference Call

LogicVision will broadcast its conference call discussion of fourth quarter of 2008 financial results today, January 27, 2009 at 2 p.m. Pacific time. To listen to the call, please dial 888-769-8520, pass code: "LogicVision." A taped replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for one week. To access the replay, dial 888-562-4470. The LogicVision financial results conference call will be available via a live web cast on the investor relations section of the company's web site at http://www.logicvision.com. An archived web cast of the call will be available at http://www.logicvision.com for one year.

About LogicVision Inc.

LogicVision (NASDAQ: LGVN) provides a comprehensive set of proprietary built-in-self-test (BIST) technologies for achieving the highest quality silicon manufacturing test while reducing test costs for complex System-on-Chip devices. LogicVision's Dragonfly Test Platform(TM) enables integrated circuit designers to embed BIST functionality into a semiconductor design. This functionality is used during semiconductor production test and throughout the useful life of the chip. The complete Dragonfly Test Platform, including the ETCreate(TM), Silicon Insight(TM) and Yield Insight(TM) product families, improves profit margins by reducing device field returns and test costs, accelerating silicon bring-up times and shortening both time-to-market and time-to-yield. 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 Company's outlook, expectations of the customer renewals, expansion in use of the Company's products and increases in the adoption of the Company's products by customers, interest in the Company's products, the Company's ability to obtain orders from new customers, growth in the market potential for the Company's products, and the Company's expected financial results, including revenues, net loss and cash, cash equivalents and investments are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the possibility that orders could be modified or cancelled, existing customer orders may not be renewed, customers may not adopt or expand their use of the Company's products, the ability of the Company to negotiate and sign customer agreements and obtain purchase orders, trends in capital spending in the semiconductor industry, the timing and nature of customer orders, whether customers accept the Company's new and existing products, the impact of competitive products and alternative technological advances, and other risks detailed in LogicVision's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 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, ETCreate, ScanBurst, ETMemory, Silicon Insight, Yield Insight and LogicVision logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LogicVision Inc. in the United States and other countries.

- Summary financial data follows -

                                 LOGICVISION, INC.
                 UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                       (in thousands, except per share data)

                                                   December 31,  December 31,
                                                   ------------  ------------
                                                           2008          2007
                                                           ----          ----

                         ASSETS
    Current Assets:
       Cash and cash equivalents                         $9,249        $6,783
       Short-term investments                               150         1,544
      Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
       doubtful accounts of $5 and $20, respectively        504           996
       Prepaid expenses and other current assets            593         1,345
                                                            ---         -----
          Total current assets                           10,496        10,668
    Property and equipment, net                             411           510
    Intangible assets, net                                    -             -
    Goodwill                                              6,846         6,846
    Other long-term assets                                  206           239
                                                            ---           ---
          Total assets                                  $17,959       $18,263
                                                        =======       =======

           LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current Liabilities:
       Accounts payable                                    $516          $413
       Accrued liabilities                                1,791         2,015
       Deferred revenue, current portion                  7,871         5,859
                                                          -----         -----
          Total current liabilities                      10,178         8,287
    Deferred revenue                                      1,703           605
    Other long-term liabilities                             187           165
                                                            ---           ---
          Total liabilities                              12,068         9,057
                                                         ------         -----

    Commitments and contingencies

    Stockholders' Equity:
       Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value:
          Authorized: 5,000 shares;
          Issued and outstanding: no shares issued
           and outstanding                                    -             -
       Common stock, $0.0001 par value:
          Authorized: 125,000 shares;
          Issued and outstanding: 9,459 shares
           at December 31, 2008 and 9,666 shares
           at December 31, 2007                               1             1
    Additional paid-in capital                          109,248       108,921
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)           (29)           68
    Accumulated deficit                                (103,329)      (99,784)
                                                       --------       -------
          Total stockholders' equity                      5,891         9,206
                                                          -----         -----
          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity    $17,959       $18,263
                                                        =======       =======



                                 LOGICVISION, INC.
             UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                       (in thousands, except per share data)

                                             Three Months     Twelve Months
                                                 Ended            Ended
                                             December 31,     December 31,
                                             ------------     ------------
                                              2008    2007     2008     2007
                                              ----    ----     ----     ----
    Revenues:
      License                               $1,397  $1,321   $5,771   $5,279
      Service                                1,599   1,553    6,402    6,270
      Product                                    -                -       69
                                             -----   -----   ------       --
          Total revenues                     2,996   2,874   12,173   11,618
                                             -----   -----   ------   ------

    Cost of revenues:
      License                                  154     202      667      887
      Service                                  587     640    2,572    2,326
                                               ---     ---    -----    -----
          Total cost of revenues               741     842    3,239    3,213
                                               ---     ---    -----    -----
    Gross profit                             2,255   2,032    8,934    8,405
                                             -----   -----    -----    -----

    Operating expenses:
       Research and development                701     835    3,246    3,637
       Sales and marketing                   1,039   1,067    5,336    5,090
       General and administrative              969     902    3,647    3,787
       Restructuring                           334       -      334        -
                                               ---       -      ---        -
          Total operating expenses           3,043   2,804   12,563   12,514
                                             -----   -----   ------   ------

    Loss from operations                      (788)   (772)  (3,629)  (4,109)
    Interest and other income, net              14      65      107      349
                                                --      --      ---      ---

    Loss before provision for (benefit
     from) income taxes                       (774)   (707)  (3,522)  (3,760)
    Income tax provision (benefit)               8       5       22      (37)
                                                 -       -       --      ---

    Net loss                                 $(782)  $(712) $(3,544) $(3,723)
                                             =====   =====  =======  =======

    Net loss per common share, basic and
     diluted                                $(0.08) $(0.07)  $(0.37)  $(0.39)
                                            ======  ======   ======   ======
    Weighted average number of shares
     outstanding, basic and diluted          9,507   9,665    9,581    9,654
                                             =====   =====    =====    =====

Web site: http://www.logicvision.com/