May 16, 2005 16:15 ET

SCHOTT Electronics Selects Camstar's InSite MES for Its Packaging Operations in Singapore

Application Helps Global Manufacturer to Deliver New Products Faster

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2005 -- Camstar Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise manufacturing execution and quality management systems, today announced that SCHOTT Electronics, a leading optoelectronics manufacturer in Landshut, Germany, has selected Camstar's InSite™ application suite to manage production at its wafer-level-packaging plant in Singapore.

SCHOTT Electronics develops and markets electronic housing technologies and special electronic components. Technology Resources Group (TR Group), one of the leading system integrators for the high technology automation industry and a Camstar partner, will provide professional services for the deployment, and is expected to deliver a rapid 90-day rollout.

SCHOTT Advanced Packaging Singapore will use InSite | Semiconductor Edition to radically improve visibility into its production processes, increase yields, and consistently deliver more product on time by linking customer orders directly to real-time production.

"In our world, manufacturing plants can no longer spend months ramping up new products," said Klaus Muecke, managing director of SCHOTT Advanced Packaging Singapore. "Our dynamic manufacturing environment requires a robust system to manage our product lifecycles, respond to rapid change in operation processes and speed our new product introductions. Camstar was an obvious choice because its solution clearly fits our overall manufacturing strategy."

The InSite application suite leverages Microsoft .NET technology and includes a fully Web-based user interface and simplified XML integration. It will link with SCHOTT's existing applications to create a unified and dynamic manufacturing model. The solution enhances SCHOTT's ability to introduce new products quickly by simplifying process changes, improving visibility for operations management, and providing detailed product traceability.

"We needed a solution that would support our existing investment in enterprise and automation systems, be rapidly deployed with minimum IT resources, and result in a low cost of ownership," said Hans-Peter Karpenstein, SCHOTT Electronics Managing Director and CFO. "We look to our partners Camstar and TR Group to help us reach these goals."

"In today's manufacturing world, rapid response to change is imperative to survive," said Scott Toney, Camstar President and CEO. "To support agile manufacturing, Camstar built a flexible and adaptable solution, and specifically meets our customers' ever-changing business needs. I am confident that together with TR Group, we will deliver a world-class manufacturing execution solution that will positively impact SCHOTT's bottom line."

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