MKS Inc.

MKS Inc.

June 24, 2009 07:00 ET

OKI Software Selects MKS Integrity as Platform for Software Development Process Management

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today announced that Oki Software Co., Ltd. has selected MKS Integrity™ for software development and maintenance process management.

Mr. Osamu Yaekura, President of OKI Software comments, "We evaluated several ALM solution packages, including freeware, against our requirement for fully integrated software development and maintenance management. We needed very strong requirements management, linked into source, testing and deployment into production. We also needed integrated ITIL-like maintenance ability for subsequent improvements and changes over the lifecycle of large systems which we develop for our customers. MKS Integrity clearly came out on top, and we will use it on a mission-critical development project from May as a first step. The unique architecture of MKS Integrity, with its ability to connect across process areas to manage linkages between work products and people, was a key factor in our decision."

David Jones, MKS Managing Director for Asia Pacific says, "OKI Software has a strong position in providing front-end systems solutions to large enterprises. As such, their solutions touch the customers of their customers and the strength of MKS Integrity requirements management will connect those customer needs into OKI Software's development activities. Streamlining the process and sharing documents and status information across project participants will facilitate further productivity increases to the benefit of OKI Software's customers. This is similar to what MKS Integrity has made possible at other large systems solution providers."

About OKI Software

With technology as a base, OKI Software provides optimal system development plans based on the careful analysis of customer business and understanding of customer needs. OKI Software is a solutions provider, providing total systems solution services from development to operations and support. (Japanese)

About MKS

MKS Inc., the global application lifecycle management (ALM) technology leader, enables software engineering and IT organizations to seamlessly manage their worldwide software-related activities. With its flagship product, MKS Integrity, MKS offers support for all software-related 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 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) 2009 MKS Inc. MKS and MKS Integrity are trademarks 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 MKS'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 MKS 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 MKS believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. MKS does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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