SOURCE: MetricStream, Inc.

January 23, 2008 09:30 ET

MetricStream Announces National Semiconductor Selects Its Solution for Enterprise-Wide Quality and Compliance

Solution to Serve as Integrated System for Company-Wide Product Quality Assurance, Process Compliance

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that National Semiconductor Corporation has selected the MetricStream solution as its next-generation quality and compliance management system. National, a Fortune 1000 company, creates high-performance, energy-efficient analog integrated circuits and subsystems. MetricStream's solution will enable National to harmonize and share quality, reliability and compliance information as well as key performance metrics across its worldwide corporate, design, fabrication and assembly operations. The solution will support National's product quality assurance and process compliance programs by providing a closed-loop, automated and workflow-driven approach to recording information, analyzing data and implementing corrective actions for continuous improvement based on industry best practices such as the 8D Problem Solving Methodology and Six Sigma.

"National selected MetricStream after an extensive evaluation of its capabilities and offerings. We were impressed by MetricStream's expertise in global, high-tech manufacturing environments and the solution's out-of-the-box, comprehensive functionality," said Mark Seay, National's director of quality, Worldwide Quality Network. "MetricStream's flexible platform will provide us with a robust foundation for streamlining and consolidating key quality and compliance processes throughout our sites, divisions and businesses units."

"We are very excited that National has selected MetricStream to manage some of their most critical business processes," said Carl McCauley, Vice President of Sales at MetricStream. "MetricStream continues to be the vendor of choice for global manufacturers focusing on achieving operational excellence by investing in technology to streamline core quality and compliance functions."

About MetricStream

MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as Fairchild Semiconductor, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Pfizer, Subway and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf in diverse industries such as Automotive, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Electronics to manage their quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as by over a million compliance professionals worldwide via the ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

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