MKS Inc.

MKS Inc.

August 07, 2008 08:01 ET

MKS Positioned as an Influential Vendor In Latest ALM Vendor Report

Voke Recognizes MKS for Execution of Vision with Integrity

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - MKS Inc. (MKS)(TSX:MKX) the global ALM technology leader, announced today that it has been positioned as an "influential" vendor and a technology leader in the Market Mover Array™, by independent analyst firm, voke Inc.

The Market Mover Array, which is illustrated in the voke "Core Vendors: Application Lifecycle" report, available to subscribers at, rates core vendors who offer solutions for multiple phases of the application lifecycle and the global lifecycle transformation. The "influential" band, where MKS was recognized identifies vendors that are making an impact on the market and are viewed as a compelling and competitive force, challenging other vendors to innovate.

"MKS Integrity has been built organically with a vision of collaboration, visibility, and reuse." commented Theresa Lanowitz, Founder, voke Inc. "Mature organizations that have successfully made the strategic business partnership between IT/development and the line of business will find that the MKS Integrity platform has successfully anticipated this convergence."

According to the voke report "...The organic creation and vision of the MKS Integrity platform puts MKS ahead of the curve in being able to position and sell to both IT organizations and engineering organizations. Whether used in part or as a whole platform, MKS Integrity emphasizes collaboration across all domains of the software lifecycle with complete visibility. Reuse-whether of software assets, requirements, source code, or artifacts-is also emphasized..."

"The affirmation of MKS' ALM technology leadership by voke adds to a growing consensus among industry analysts worldwide," said Philip C. Deck, Chairman and CEO of MKS Inc. "We are particularly gratified that voke's enthusiasm for MKS Integrity is based on the single platform strategy that has so clearly differentiated our approach to this dynamic market."

About voke Inc.

Founded in 2006, by technology industry visionary Theresa Lanowitz, voke, inc. delivers market analysis, trend observation, and insight. Companies of all sizes, turn to voke to harness strategic marketing, independent and impartial market observations and analysis to move markets beyond the status quo. Visit for more information.

About MKS

MKS Inc., the global ALM technology leader, enables software engineering and IT organizations to seamlessly manage their worldwide software development activities. With its flagship product, MKS Integrity, MKS offers support for all software development activities through a single enterprise application, resulting in better global collaboration and higher productivity. MKS supports customers worldwide with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about MKS, visit our Web site at

About MKS Integrity

MKS Integrity is an enterprise application lifecycle management platform that coordinates and manages all activities and artifacts associated with software development including Requirements Management, System Design, Software Configuration Management, Change Management, Test Management, Defect Management, Release Management and Portfolio Management for custom built and packaged applications.

MKS Integrity provides consistent capabilities across all disciplines of the application lifecycle by defining hierarchies, relationships and change management processes for numerous user defined application artifacts. Unlike other ALM offerings that have been assembled by acquisition, our unified platform provides enterprise class scalability and multi-platform capability to support large scale software reuse initiatives, workflow-based collaboration and rich mining of application activity data to deliver higher team productivity, visibility and compliance for software engineering and IT organizations.

Copyright (C) 2008 MKS Inc. MKS is a registered trademark of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Although the Company believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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