Jul 25, 2005

Aegis Integrates Universal's Genesis/Advantis/GSM Platform Optimization Engine

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Aegis Industrial Software Corporation, the leader in Manufacturing Information Management Systems is pleased to announce the incorporation of Universal Instruments’ optimization engine within the Aegis offline programming environment. The integration provides superior Universal Instruments Company (UIC) Genesis/Advantis/GSM platform optimization and library management supporting the many options and configurations of these platforms with total assurance of current and forward compatibility.

Recognizing that a majority of their customers use third-party software systems such as Aegis for programming both UIC and other automated equipment in their factory, UIC developed a strategy that permits software providers to automatically invoke UIC's optimizer engine within their environment in a manner that is transparent to the customer. The optimizer engine supplied by UIC also provides data checking and simulation to ensure valid results.

Now all UIC customers can complete their programming effort in a single environment using the Aegis software suite. Aegis offers a full editing environment for UIC's GSM/Genesis/Advantis/ equipment. All changes are reflected in UIC's software via CDI, CI2 or SRFF file formats.

Peter Bollinger, Director, SM Platform Products, said "We recognize that our customers depend on manufacturing software to support our equipment in their factories. We are pleased to see that Aegis has employed our strategy for embedding our optimizer engine to provide our customers with accurate and predictable results on our equipment. This improves the experience for everyone involved and ensures that equipment performance is not compromised.”

Michele Gray, Aegis OEM Channel Manager commented, "Aegis is proud to leverage UIC's optimization technology and provide our mutual customers with a seamless experience for equipment programming. Such integrations, which Aegis favors, support a better business relationship between Aegis and the machine vendor, as it is based on cooperation rather than competition. Leveraging the expertise of the machine vendor through use of their optimization objects is a clearly superior model for our mutual customers. A model ensuring superior optimization, forward-compatibility and instant response to machine architecture changes."

About Universal Instruments Company, Inc.
Universal Instruments is a global electronics productivity specialist, providing innovative circuit, semiconductor, and back-end assembly technologies and equipment, integrated system solutions, and process expertise to manufacturers in every sector of the global electronics industry.

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Deb Geiger
VP, Global Marketing
Phone: +1 215.773.3571 x 1106
Email: dgeiger@aiscorp.com