Feb 25, 2005

Aegis Extends NPI Leadership with Launch of TestXcell for Electrical Test

Anaheim CA, APEX 2005 – Aegis Industrial Software, the leader in Manufacturing Information Management Systems for global electronics assemblers, has announced its new electrical test program generation product, called TestXcell. TestXcell, derived from Digitaltest’s C-Link, has a proven history and market acceptance with over 900 users worldwide. An OEM agreement between Digitaltest GmbH, Herbert Schmidt GmbH and Aegis Inc. allows Aegis to deliver an unrivalled best-in-class NPI suite, handling BOM and CAD import and compare, SMT line programming, documentation creation and now electrical test program generation.

Jason Spera, CEO at Aegis, said “An increasing number of customers were asking Aegis to add ET into our portfolio. ET is a specialized discipline so when we heard about C-Link from Herbert Schmidt we immediately started discussions and I am really pleased with the result. The engineering philosophies and strategies between our companies were synergistic from the very beginning. This alignment manifested itself through a strikingly similar, look and feel and general product constructs, it is difficult to tell them apart. With a dedicated 20 person R&D team we can expect rapid support and development of new functionality according to our roadmap for TestXcell. We already have application engineer support available to us in the US, and in Europe our application specialist, Peter Bongartz, is a veteran test expert.”

“Grant Boctor, president at Digitaltest commented, “I am very happy to have Aegis as a global reseller of our test software, with their large installed base, over 550 sites world-wide, we believe it will not be too long before TestXcell is established as the ET market leader. TestXcell’s heritage is built upon a mature product developed over 12 years to support the most demanding test markets and with a comprehensive list of supported machines, as well as over 50 CAD inputs.”

Herbert Schmidt GmbH is the international marketing arm for Digitaltest’s C-Link, headed by Herbert Schmidt, president and the ex-owner of Fabmaster, who knows a thing-or-two about test and the global test market. “The combination of Aegis market-leading machine programming and documentation tools, now with TestXcell, will provide users with unrivalled performance benefits all from a single source. My company’s aim is to support Aegis and its global customers to gain maximum benefit from TestXcell. The expertise within our R&D team will provide continuous product development to meet and exceed market requirements,” quoted Herbert Schmidt.

For additional information contact:

Deb Geiger
VP, Global Marketing
Phone: +1 215.773.3571 x 1106
Email: [email protected]