Credence Wins Quartet Order from LG Electronics for

 Mixed-Signal Test  
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers  
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2000--Credence Systems 
Corporation (Nasdaq:CMOS), a leading manufacturer of automatic test 
equipment (ATE) for the worldwide semiconductor industry, today 
announced that Korea's LG Electronics has purchased the Quartet 
One(TM) consumer mixed-signal tester. LG Electronics, which 
specializes in the development of digital consumer products, will use 
the Quartet One for testing CMS devices for its digital TV and display 
products. LG Electronics will leverage Credence's network of 
Quartet-based foundries and test outsource companies once the devices 
ramp up to volume production.  
"Credence is a leading supplier of test equipment for Asia's 
booming test outsource business," said Dr. Graham Siddall, president 
and CEO of Credence. "We are very pleased with this order from LG 
Electronics since they are such a key company in the Korean 
semiconductor market."  
According to Mr. Bo-Ik Sohn, General Manager of the System IC 
Center, LG Electronics, "The new Test Blaze software tools for the 
Quartet have helped us speed time-to-volume production and 
time-to-market, which is critical to our ability to provide 
competitive products in this fast-paced consumer digital market. And, 
with the Quartet, we can leverage a large network of foundries and 
test houses in Asia for volume production."  
The Quartet One has been installed in LG Electronics' Corporate 
Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea.  
About the Quartet Series  
The Quartet mixed signal series combines a unique digital test 
subsystem with industry-leading audio, video, and RF instruments 
designed to seamlessly test CMS ICs, including high-volume 
cost-sensitive SoC (system on chip) devices targeted at the Internet, 
communications, and entertainment markets. The Quartet family includes 
Quartet One(TM), Quartet LC(TM), Quartet One XL(TM), and Quartet 
About LG Electronics  
LG Electronics has been the leader of the Korean electronics 
industry for 40 years. Since its establishment in 1958 as Korea's 
pioneer consumer electronics company, LG Electronics has dramatically 
expanded beyond its original borders to become a truly world-class 
enterprise with 35,000 employees in over 120 countries, and with 
customers in over 150 nations. LG Electronics makes high-end 
future-oriented products, such as monitors for digital TVs, flat panel 
LCD monitors, flat face tube monitors, and CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drivers. 
The company also manufactures sophisticated electronic home 
appliances, such as intelligent air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and 
microwave ovens. LG Electronics is targeting $11.8B in revenue this 
year. LG Electronics is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. More 
information is available at  
About Credence Systems  
Credence Systems Corporation is a leader in the manufacture of 
automatic test equipment (ATE) for the global semiconductor industry. 
Credence offers a wide range of products with test capabilities for 
digital, mixed-signal, and memory semiconductors.  
Utilizing its patented CMOS technologies, Credence products are 
designed to meet the strict time-to-market and cost-of-ownership 
requirements of its customers. Headquartered in Fremont, California, 
the company maintains advanced production and design facilities in 
Hillsboro, Oregon. Credence, an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, is 
listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CMOS. More 
information is available at  
Note to Editors: Credence, Credence Systems, Quartet, Quartet One, 
Quartet LC, Quartet One XL, and Quartet Logic are trademarks of 
Credence Systems Corporation. Other trademarks that may be mentioned 
in this release are the intellectual property of their respective 
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