SOURCE: Tensoft, Inc.

February 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Tensoft® to Host Its Third Annual FSM™ User Conference in San Francisco, CA

Additional Hands-On FSM Training Offered During Post-Conference "Kicker" in Santa Clara, CA

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - Tensoft, a leading end-to-end ERP and supply chain solution provider for the semiconductor industry, announced plans to host its third annual FSM User Conference May 18-20, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The exclusive customers-only event is a forum for users of Tensoft's flagship Fabless Semiconductor Management (FSM) product and promises to provide customers with opportunities to share best practices with other FSM customers and learn from discussions with Tensoft developers, designers and industry experts.

FSM customers from throughout the U.S. as well as from Asia, Europe and Canada are drawn to this unique annual event. Featured session topics range from vendor integration, planning and costing to how operations and finance can perfect corporate performance before going public. Popular sessions from past conferences will also be repeated, including a Microsoft updates and roadmap session, and an overview of the FSM enhancements that have been recently added.

To accommodate customers who are traveling long distances, an additional two-day hands-on FSM training seminar will follow the User Conference. Guided by in-house Tensoft experts, this post-conference event will train users with hands-on practice, in-depth details and assist with customer-specific challenges. Both introductory and advanced level tracks will be available.

"Customers and Tensoft staffers look forward to the FSM User Conference each year as a high point in our calendar," said Tensoft CEO Bob Scarborough. "Customers not only learn from the intensive product sessions and discussions about FSM's future direction, they also learn about solutions and innovations from other FSM customers. Many of the product features being added to the next version of FSM were ideas discussed and suggested by customers at last year's User Conference. This unique opportunity for customer interaction and feedback helps us keep FSM an indispensable end-to-end semiconductor industry solution."

Customers who attended last year's User Conference are vocal about the benefits they received. "Last year, we found it very beneficial to have employees from our overseas facility attend the User Conference," said Luong Thien Duong, Cost Accounting Manager for GCT Semiconductor. "They discussed FSM-related issues and came up with mutual resolutions, which proved to be most advantageous."

"Last year, most of the Open-Silicon operations team was at the Tensoft FSM User Conference, so we were able to talk through and strategize how best to use FSM to meet our internal needs. Since we didn't have any ERP system at Open-Silicon and we just bought FSM, the User Conference helped me ramp quickly, both on the FSM product and in my new role at Open-Silicon," said Sadan Kumar, Senior Manager - Manufacturing Operations, Open-Silicon Research Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India. "Tensoft has a great team working on FSM with the primary motive of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. With their help we implemented many challenging tasks and improved our efficiency."

Dawn Harmon, Cost & Inventory Accountant from Ramtron International attended the post-conference hands-on FSM training in 2007. "After the User Conference, I found the training sessions to be very helpful. I was able to reinforce my knowledge of FSM and further enhance my FSM skills," she said. "The sessions offered hands-on product training and FSM experts were immediately available to answer any pending FSM-related questions."

About FSM

Tensoft Fabless Semiconductor Management (FSM) is a web-based solution, designed to support fabless semiconductor operations. FSM supports the fabless industry's unique financial, manufacturing and supply chain needs using a highly scaleable design. Serving customers from start-ups to large public companies, Tensoft FSM delivers a comprehensive end-to-end fabless solution that delivers increased profitability, improved customer service and a fast ROI. Integrating finance, operations and sales into one flawless system, FSM manages and leverages outsourced vendors as only a fabless-targeted solution can.

About Tensoft

Tensoft, Inc. specializes in innovative, end-to-end ERP and supply chain solutions for the fabless 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. For more information on the FSM International User Conference, contact Alejandro Barajas at 888.450.4030 x402 or alejandro@tensoft.com.