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Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) Selects Eyelit's Manufacturing Suite to Support Increased Customer Demand at World's Largest Independent MEMS Foundry

June 21, 2005
TORONTO, Ontario—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the electronics, life sciences, and semiconductor industries, announced today that Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), a leading MEMS manufacturing partner, purchased Eyelit's enterprise manufacturing suite to manage and control its wafer fab R & D and production operations. IMT becomes the ninth prominent MEMS manufacturer to select Eyelit's product suite, continuing Eyelit's momentum in this fast-growing industry.

Once again, Eyelit was selected over major MES competitors following several months of evaluation because of Eyelit's proven quick-implementation capability, application ease of use, and demonstrated lowest total cost of ownership. It was also important for IMT to select a product suite that provided a complete solution, including Execution (MES), Product Costing, Asset Management, and Quality Management.

The MES implementation (Phase I) is currently in progress and will be completed within a month. Phase II includes Product Costing and Asset Management, which will commence immediately following Phase I. IMT plans to have the entire product suite implemented by the end of the year.

"We saw the functionality and the capability we needed in Eyelit. We were confident we could implement Eyelit's solution quickly to support our production ramp and growing customer base. We looked at all of the leading suppliers and felt Eyelit provided the best value. Also, being a foundry we liked the fact that one of our customers had recently selected Eyelit and were impressed with their satisfaction," stated Mike Shillinger, Vice President of Operations for IMT.

"Eyelit's solution is a strategic investment for us," said John Foster, CEO of IMT. "We view this as the beginning of a long a partnership with Eyelit, and being the largest independent MEMS foundry, we need to continually work with partners that help us improve the methods and means we use to better serve our customers."

"This win continues our success among MEMS manufacturers and high-tech companies. We continue to surpass our competitors in our speed of implementation, customer satisfaction rating, and overall value. It makes us the clear choice once we get involved in the selection process," stated Dan Estrada, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "Additionally, members of the IMT team had previous experience with PROMIS™, so they understood the necessity and the benefits of manufacturing software."

About Innovative Micro Technology

IMT was formed in 2000, specifically to produce MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices. Its 130,000 square-feet facility contains a 30,000 square-feet clean room/fab, the largest and best-equipped independent MEMS fab in the world. The company was built for high-volume manufacturing, and provides full foundry services from design through production. IMT currently has over 100 employees, and more than 20 customers in diverse applications, including drug discovery, drug delivery, biomedical implants and cell purifiers, microfluidics, inertial navigation, printing, various sensors, night vision, IR emitters, telephone/DSL switching, RF devices, power management, and several others. IMT's overriding goal is to partner with companies to develop products based on MEMS technology.

Monte Heaton
Phone (805) 681-2852; Fax (805) 967-2677, Email monte@imtmems.com
Or visit www.imtmems.com.

About Eyelit Inc.

Eyelit is the leader in Collaborative Production Management (CPM) 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 product costing, asset management, manufacturing execution, supply chain execution, quality management, 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 (Motorola), Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), Kodak, Skyworks Inc., Tower Semiconductor, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

Eyelit Inc.
Amy DeHeer
+1 905 502 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."