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Eyelit Inc. Announces Partnership with SYSTEMA GmbH to Support Growth and Demand from Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panel Industry

SYSTEMA to Distribute Eyelit's Award-winning MES and Quality Management Suite, Provide Product Support and Consulting Services

June 6, 2008
TORONTO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the solar (photovoltaic) panel, aerospace & defense, electronics, life sciences, and semiconductor industries, announced today a comprehensive partnership agreement with SYSTEMA GmbH, a provider of manufacturing automation software solutions and integration services. This agreement greatly expands Eyelit's global presence and ability to meet growing demand for Eyelit's product suite.

Under the terms of the agreement, SYSTEMA will provide local European support, consulting services and be a distributor of Eyelit's innovative product suite. Eyelit's product suite provides a uniquely affordable paperless manufacturing system that helps companies better manage and control operations, improve yields and product quality, reach volumes quickly, and reduce time to market. With MES, Asset Management, Quality and Compliance Management, Product Costing, and Integration, Eyelit's product suite is the broadest out-of-the-box solution in the industry.

Already a trained Eyelit solution provider, SYSTEMA has an outstanding reputation for delivering quality products and services to high-tech and semiconductor companies. Some of SYSTEMA's customers include industry leaders such as AMD, Qimonda, Hewlett-Packard, Infineon, and Siltronic. SYSTEMA provides manufacturing automation solutions and integration services on the levels of Equipment, MES, and ERP, including data collection and analysis solutions (EDC, SPC, APC, FDC). SYSTEMA brings a wealth of industry and software knowledge to the relationship, having deep working knowledge and experience implementing and integrating MES systems such as FAB300, Factoryworks, PROMIS MES, Worksteam, and ERP systems, such as SAP and Oracle EBS.

"We are excited to partner with Eyelit and the ability to bring such ground-breaking products to the marketplace. Eyelit is known for exceptional customer support and innovative products; we have been impressed with the capability, flexibility, and built-in integration abilities of the Eyelit product suite. In combining Eyelit's products suite and SYSTEMA's automation solution and integration capability, we believe we can provide the best solution in the industry and deliver real value to our customers. Eyelit products are the right solution fit for companies looking to cost-effectively improve operations and quickly improve their bottom line," said Manfred Austen, SYSTEMA's CEO.

"We immediately wanted to partner with SYSTEMA once we saw their technology and capability; both companies are very customer-focused, which is critical to our mutual success. Their extensive experience and knowledge of Workstream, adds to Eyelit's already deep understanding of PROMIS MES and now enables Eyelit to provide migrations from both legacy semiconductor MES solutions. The partnership also greatly expands Eyelit global presence with SYSTEMA's operations in Europe, USA, and Asia," said Salil Jain, CEO of Eyelit Inc.

About Eyelit Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit is the leader in Manufacturing Execution, Quality and Business Process Management (MES, CAPA and BPM) solutions for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor, and solar (photovoltaic) panel industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management, Factory Integration (Automation), Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain Execution, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP, SPC, APC), 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 A123 Systems, Analog Devices, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, HelioVolt, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About SYSTEMA GmbH (www.systemagmbh.com)

SYSTEMA, a specialist in seamless system integration and manufacturing automation in the high-tech industry and photovoltaic industry, understands its customers requirements. The high-quality solutions and substantial experience help to contribute to increasing throughput and efficiency in the customers manufacturing lines. SYSTEMA's wide range of products and services provide a flexible solution to industry's accelerating time-to-market requirements. SYSTEMA offers turn-key solutions or packages for high-integrated and fully automated EI, MES, and ERP systems.

Headquartered in Dresden Germany, SYSTEMA has offices in Regensburg Germany, Thailand and the United States. This worldwide presence enables SYSTEMA to provide solutions around the globe.


Eyelit Inc.
Amy DeHeer
+1 905 502 6184

SYSTEMA GmbH Systementwicklung
Jochen Kinauer
+49 351 88 24 613 (Sales & Marketing)
Fax: +49 351 88 24 772

"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."