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Aegis' Manufacturing Operations Software ed by Catalyst Manufacturing Enterprise Wide

Aug 23, 2008

HORSHAM, PA (USA) � Aegis Software, a leading developer of innovative Manufacturing Operations System (MOS) software, announces Catalyst Manufacturing Services, Vestal, New York, has standardized on the entire Aegis Operations Planning, Execution, and Analysis system across their multi-factory enterprise.

Aegis Software is now a key part of Catalyst's growth and vision of total cross-factory standardization of equipment, processes, and information management. Aegis technology will accelerate the company's product launch cycle from the receipt of customer data, to the point at which all line programs and documentation are completed, approved, and dispatched electronically to the proper workstations on the shop floor. All shop-floor documentation, product tracking, traceability, quality collection, shop floor materials verification, and machine data acquisition from their placement, process, and test equipment will be conducted on Aegis' single web-based software platform enterprise wide.

Catalyst will use Aegis Data Miner and iMonitor real-time dashboards to drive their growth in a controlled fashion via 'one version of the truth' enterprise-wide. Instant and real-time visibility of quality, utilization, and materials will support Catalyst's continuing expansion into new regions, while remaining in total control of that expansion. The Aegis system will also deliver faster and richer customer reporting and data fulfillment.

The Catalyst vision of uniform operations, equipment sets, and information management across factories extends to the ion of their ERP technology, and Aegis is being integrated into these business systems from the ground-up to create a world-class distributed, but also uniform, enterprise. The project will provide Catalyst a simplified and efficient IT systems infrastructure with one business software system, and Aegis as their one manufacturing operations system.

�Catalyst is aggressively expanding and believes that successful expansion depends strongly on maintaining control and uniformity across our operations. Our equipment sets are already standardized. When we looked to our factory information platform, only Aegis has one software system of the scope and depth required to support everything in our manufacturing operations,� commented Jim Matthews, CEO, Catalyst Manufacturing. �Our customers expect one experience regardless of the facility building their product, and want their product ready for launch quickly, the process to be perfectly controlled, and everything about our performance, quality, and traceability to be immediately available to them in real-time. Aegis supports our requirements via one system.�

�Working with Catalyst during their evaluation process was exciting because they recognize the competitive advantage of a singular information system for factory operations,� says Aegis CEO Jason Spera. �Their management team has significant experience with the problem in rapidly expanding EMS providers who allow 'information system fragmentation' during their growth. Catalyst is adamant that they will not only avoid that problem, but also differentiate themselves in their market by avoiding it. Aegis is pleased to be a key part of Catalyst's IT infrastructure, and a key part of their strategic vision.�

About Aegis Software Corp.

Aegis Software leads the emergence of the single-vendor information system for high-reliability manufacturers, providing a critical complement to enterprise-level ERP and PLM capabilities. Aegis' Manufacturing Operations system (MOS) Software fully manages the manufacturing information environment, from process planning and launch, through manufacturing execution and shop floor materials control, to operations analytics and real-time

dashboard systems. This holistic solution yields unprecedented product, process, and materials traceability, as well as the data fulfillment and visibility manufacturers need for competitive improvements. With a customer base of more than 1,000 corporations across the electronics assembly, medical equipment/device, defense/aerospace, and automotive markets, with 28 manufacturing equipment supplier partnerships, and eight consecutive years of independent customer satisfaction awards, Aegis delivers a unique level of capability, value, and time-to-value for its manufacturing customers. For more information, please visit http://www.aiscorp.com.

About Catalyst

Catalyst is a full service EMS provider for the industrial, medical, security/military, and telecom/datacom markets. The company specializes in the manufacture of low- to medium-volume, medium- to high-mix EMS requirements including prototype and quick-turn requirements, for both turnkey and consigned inventory programs. With more than 30 years of experience, the company enjoys a reputation for quality, performance, and customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.catalystems.com.

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