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Eyelit's Award-winning, Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) and Asset Management Software Suite Selected by Touchdown Technologies to Support Production Ramp at Innovative MEMS Manufacturer

November 20, 2006
SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit, Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the electronics, life sciences, MEMS, and semiconductor industries, announced today that Touchdown Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of advanced MEMS probecards, has purchased Eyelit’s Enterprise Manufacturing Execution suite to manage and control its production operations. Eyelit now has over ten prominent MEMS and start-up manufacturers who have selected and rely on Eyelit’s cost-effective manufacturing solution to improve and control mission critical operations. Eyelit is the clear choice in this fast-growing industry.

Eyelit was selected because of a proven track record of successful quick implementations, highest customer satisfaction in the industry, application ease-of-use, and demonstrated lowest total cost of ownership. Phase I will include MES, data collection, SPC, and tool-tracking deployment at two sites, one MEMS fab and one ceramic substrates.

“Touchdown Technologies was looking for a solution that could handle the complexities of our MEMS fab, be implemented quickly, and scale as we respond to growing demand for our product. We were impressed by the completeness of the Eyelit solution and their proven ability to deliver a solution that doesn’t require a large IT investment or staff. The evaluation team looked at several vendors, but Eyelit’s functionality, experience, track record, and customer base made it the obvious choice. We were also pleased to see that we could deploy Eyelit in our production assembly area and maintain full traceability back through our fab operations,” said Brian Flowers, CFO of Touchdown Technologies.

"Eyelit was again selected because it is the best value in the marketplace today for companies looking to improve manufacturing operations in a cost-effective manner. Only Eyelit provides a platform-independent, Java-based solution that can handle the production volumes and complexities of semiconductor/MEMS fabrication. With the recent announcement by Applied Materials to acquire Brooks Software, semiconductor manufacturers are constrained even further in their list of potential vendors. These manufacturers are limited to choosing solutions that are based on legacy languages, like COBOL and FORTRAN, or time-consuming toolkits. The Eyelit Manufacturing Solution stands out in its unique ability to deliver a proven, out-of-the-box configurable solution, using state-of-the-art technology and architecture that can be implemented quickly at half the cost,” stated Dan Estrada, Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

About Eyelit, Inc.

Eyelit is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Business Process Management (MES and BPM) solutions for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the electronics, life sciences, and semiconductor industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management, Factory Integration, Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain execution, Quality management (CAPA), and Business Process Management, that enable our customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes. With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven superior innovative technology can deliver quicker time to value. More than 40 leading companies, including Analog Devices, BreconRidge, Freescale Semiconductor, Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), Overland Storage Inc., Skyworks Inc., Tower Semiconductor, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About Touchdown Technologies, Inc.

Touchdown Technologies designs, manufactures, and supports advanced MEMS probecards to support the wafer test needs of worldwide semiconductor manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.tdtech.com.

Contact
Eyelit, Inc.
Lisa Medeiros, 905-812-3480
lmedeiros@eyelit.com
www.eyelit.com

 
 
"Eyelit is one of a new breed of production management suppliers that "gets it" when it comes to plant software. This is what manufacturers need in order to enhance enterprise performance in real time."