MKS Inc.

MKS Inc.

November 13, 2006 09:00 ET

F1 Engine Giant Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines Accelerates Software Quality at Track Side with MKS

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 13, 2006) - MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) announced today that Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines (HPE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler and part of Formula 1 Racing's Team McLaren Mercedes, has selected MKS's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, MKS Integrity, to accelerate software quality of its F1 vehicle engines.

Based in Brixworth, UK, Mercedes Benz HPE is responsible for the design, development and production of Mercedes-Benz High Performance Formula 1 engines. A long-time MKS customer, Mercedes Benz HPE will harness the powerful process and workflow capabilities of MKS Integrity to manage Formula 1 engine performance, quality and development in real time. Mercedes Benz HPE's software development and track-side teams will use MKS to report and fix software and hardware problems maintaining high performance standards and engine reliability.

"Mercedes Benz HPE has established itself at the forefront of British engineering and technology and is world- renowned for the quality of engineering and our ability to deliver optimum performance without compromise," says Rob Thomas, Head of Quality at Mercedes. "We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with MKS as our chosen vendor for application lifecycle management. MKS's single architecture, coupled with its flexibility allows us to adapt and tune processes in support of our business needs, and MKS's own consistent focus on quality systems makes them an ideal choice for Mercedes."

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines to deliver new levels of value to the organisation's development and track-side teams. Formula 1 racing exemplifies the epitome of quality and performance and we are honoured to be chosen by its world-class engineering team as the foundation for software quality within this realm," says Robert Mackin, Managing Director, MKS Systems Inc.

About MKS

MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management solutions for the global 1000. MKS's flagship ALM solution, MKS Integrity, is the most highly integrated ALM platform in the industry today, spanning all aspects of the software development lifecycle and supporting critical business transformations including SOA, application rationalisation and outsourcing. MKS Integrity's single architecture drives high levels of user productivity, facilitates rapid deployment and process standardisation while delivering a complete view of application development activity through real time metrics, trends and reporting. MKS Integrity also provides essential support for IT operations through software deployment and issue management. Founded in 1984, MKS serves more than 10,000 customers in countries across the world. Whether through deployment of MKS's solution strategically on an enterprise scale, or by leveraging individual components to solve project-level challenges, our customers can use MKS's software to enable higher levels of process maturity, better manage global development activity and safeguard their most critical business applications and software assets. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS also provides UNIX-Windows co-existence and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market, while enabling enhanced performance. More information about MKS can be found at or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom) and 1-519-884-2251 (Rest of World).

Copyright (C) 2006 MKS Inc. MKS and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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