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Eyelit's Award-winning Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) and Quality Management Software Suite Selected by Innovative Battery Maker A123Systems for Use in Series of Manufacturing Plants in Asia

Eyelit's Software Suite to be Deployed in Network of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Plants throughout Asia and North America

January 23, 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit, Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, life sciences, semiconductor and solar industries, announced today that A123Systems, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-power lithium-ion batteries, has selected Eyelit's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution Suite (MES) to provide a cost-effective manufacturing software infrastructure for its global manufacturing network.

With over $132 million in private funding to date from a variety of high-profile investors, A123Systems is developing and delivering the next generation of battery technology for such applications as Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). Built on new, highly active nanoscale material initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, A123Systems is transforming the landscape of battery manufacturing.

"We selected Eyelit because of ease and speed of implementation, Eyelit's strong customer service record, and full MES functionality. We like the platform independence and feel it has the best, most modern architecture and scalability to meet our global needs," said Ben Nunes, Project Manager for A123Systems.

The Eyelit solution will be deployed in a series of A123Systems manufacturing plants in Asia. Initial deployment will occur in the coating and cell plants, providing complete product and component tracking and traceability, quality management, and Oracle ERP integration.

"Selecting Eyelit's software is a critical step in building our company and manufacturing software infrastructure in China. It will help us achieve our production ramp and product quality goals quickly and efficiently. I've had experience with other MES systems and was very impressed with Eyelit's overall capability, particularly Eyelit's Quality Management module," stated Vice President of Operations Louis Golato.

"We are excited about our first deployment in China and our continued market momentum with alternative energy companies. A123Systems, along with our rapidly expanding photovoltaic (PV) solar panel customer base, are bringing the next generation of energy products to the market place. This selection further demonstrates Eyelit's product flexibility and our interest in assisting emerging technology companies like A123Systems deliver green technologies," says Dan Estrada, Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

About Eyelit, Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

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 aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management, Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain Execution, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC), 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 A123Systems, Analog Devices, Austria Microsystems, Freescale Semiconductor, HelioVolt, Tower Semiconductor, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About A123Systems (www.A123systems.com)

A123Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers of high-power lithium ion batteries. The company's patent pending Nanophosphate™ technology enables its batteries to deliver previously unattainable levels of power, safety and life. Applicable to a wide range of industries, A123Systems' products remove many traditional technology constraints to provide OEMs expanded flexibility in system design. With more than 800 employees and the largest lithium ion R&D team in North America, world-class expertise and management, and global manufacturing operations, A123Systems' Automotive Class Lithium Ion™ batteries are leading the automotive movement towards platform electronification. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Massachusetts, A123Systems' proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For additional information, please visit www.A123systems.com.

Eyelit, Inc.
Lisa Medeiros, 905-502-6184

"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."