SOURCE: Tensoft, Inc.

July 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Tensoft Adds Production Floor Capabilities to Tensoft® FSM

End-to-End ERP Solution Implemented at SEMICOA

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Tensoft, a leading ERP and supply chain solution provider for the semiconductor industry, announced today that SEMICOA of Costa Mesa, CA has successfully implemented Tensoft Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturing (FSM), including new Tensoft FSM features designed specifically to support semiconductor production floor management. The integrated ERP and supply chain solution, which was implemented by Tensoft and is being hosted by Tensoft, is optimized to increase profitability, improve customer service and manage production with greater visibility and control. The new functionality expanded Tensoft's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionality, and added additional costing features.

This implementation marks the first time a traditional semiconductor manufacturer -- one which creates only its own products in-house -- is using Tensoft FSM, which was originally developed exclusively for the fabless semiconductor industry. "The fabless model requires 'MES light' capabilities to track product genealogy, yield, cycle time, and cost -- product information which is still required, even if production is outsourced. In-house manufacturing requires more detailed collection, support and analysis for production floor data as well," said Tensoft CEO Bob Scarborough. "FSM not only tracks the semiconductor industry's inverted Bill of Materials (BOM) production methodology, but also detailed lot tracking, Work-in-Progress (WIP) visibility and streamlined accounting procedures. This functionality is necessary no matter what manufacturing model is used."

"Tensoft has excellent depth of knowledge of semiconductor assembly and test processes," said John L. McLemore, Vice-President, Business & Production Planning and Facilities for SEMICOA. "We are pleased at how simple and straightforward our monthly closing process has become. Closing now takes days instead of weeks, which significantly improves our financial reporting and decision-making. The ease with which we track daily WIP in the FSM system on a daily basis has also been a pleasant surprise," he adds. "We were pleased to partner with Tensoft on this first implementation of FSM in an in-house semiconductor manufacturing firm. It's a definite win/win for us both."

About FSM

Tensoft Fabless Semiconductor Management (FSM) is a web-based solution, designed to support both fabless and traditional semiconductor manufacturing operations. A clear leader in its field, FSM supports the semiconductor industry's unique financial, manufacturing and supply chain needs using a highly scaleable design. With customers from start-ups to public companies, Tensoft FSM delivers a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with a fast return on investment.

About SEMICOA

SEMICOA is a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of discrete semiconductors and optoelectronics for military/aerospace and commercial hi-reliability markets. Specializing in small signal transistors and photodiodes, SEMICOA is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA and has design, development and manufacturing facilities that achieve the highest government qualification (JAN MIL-PRF-19500 space level) and is ISO 9001 certified. SEMICOA's modern manufacturing facility includes fabrication, assembly and test capability utilizing innovative techniques and processes. For more information, visit www.semicoa.com.

About Tensoft

Tensoft, Inc. specializes in innovative, end-to-end ERP and supply chain solutions for the semiconductor and high tech industries. Founded in 1996, Tensoft delivers results tailored specifically to each customer's needs. The company sells its products directly to customers and partners with established firms in the U.S., Canada, and Europe to re-sell and provide local support for its products. For more information, go to www.tensoft.com or call (888) 450-4030 X406.