May 01, 2007

Aegis Selected by Silicon Forest from Process Planning To Execution

Philadelphia, PA – Aegis Industrial Software Corporation (Aegis), the leader in Manufacturing Information Management Systems, has been selected by Silicon Forest Electronics, Inc. (Silicon Forest) to expedite and improve product launch and shop floor execution. Silicon Forest has built their reputation for fast and reliable customer response to product launch and engineering changes using Aegis’ New Product Introduction (NPI) systems for several years. The decision to expand from Aegis’ NPI into its full Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution will greatly increase their ability to meet and exceed the stringent shop-floor information management demands of their clients, particularly in the defense market.

“Aegis is a proven product we have used to satisfy our customer’s demand for responsiveness and reliability for years,” commented Peter Wong, Silicon Forest’s Vice President of Technology. “Extending our solution to include shop-floor functions offers our clients greater speed of service, process control and information visibility. Deployment of the paperless functionality alone proved to save 400 man-hours monthly. The product tracking and quality functions now enable world-class data fulfillment capabilities to our customers.”

Silicon Forest is leveraging the value of having based their manufacturing information backbone in Aegis’ hands by expanding seamlessly from process planning into manufacturing execution. Partnering with Aegis means their existing NPI systems use the same information platform as their MES system and does not require a migration process to move into greater enterprise functionality. With the new extended Aegis solution, Silicon Forest now enjoys an automated and high-velocity path from customer data, process planning, and document generation, through paperless dispatching, product tracking and quality, and repair automation.

“As a long-standing NPI customer, Silicon Forest’s migration into the larger Aegis MES offering is something we greatly appreciate,” said Jason Spera, Aegis CEO. “Our system-level solution was envisioned and designed by Aegis to enable customers a path upwards in capability without loss of data or investment. We look forward to help further distinguish Silicon Forest as a leader in the markets they service.”

About Silicon Forest Electronics, Inc.:
Silicon Forest Electronics, Inc. is the premier Electronics Contract Manufacturing Services facility in the Northwest, providing prototype and production solutions to many of the top names in electronics, including FLIR Systems, Planar, Hach Ultra Analytical, Hewlett Packard, Sharp, Nintendo and many others.

For additional information contact:

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