27 April 2004

Samsung Computers Implements Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions in Key China Plant to Address Growing Demand for Materials Traceability

HERZLIA, Israel – April 27, 2004 – Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:TCNO), the driving force in manufacturing process management (MPM), today announced that Korea-based electronic manufacturing solution provider Samsung Computers has implemented eMPower solutions from Tecnomatix Unicam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd., in its first Chinese computer manufacturing facility. The implementation helps Samsung fulfill manufacturing traceability standards required by the plant’s key customer, a major computer notebook/laptop provider. Samsung is using the traceability management and material management modules of Tecnomatix Unicam’s leading PCB Production Management system for business decision-making. It masks the complexity of managing and presenting critical information to electronics to help manufacturers better serve customers and meet regulatory demands. And by doing so, it creates new opportunities to realize more profit from manufacturing operations. The traceability management module helps Samsung Computers document exactly the who; what; when; where and how of a product’s manufacturing history. By automating this data collection process, Samsung will reduce data collection costs and achieve simple, accurate reporting of component and PCB board traceability records. The material management module tracks material from inventory through kitting, setup, and verification with real-time inventory visibility to both quantity and location. The material management solution also manages and optimizes the feeder change over process for improved throughput. Samsung Computers has already seen return on investment with faster change over times and an improved verification processes. Shortly after the implementation at Samsung, the material management module detected a loading error related to a non-conforming part. By alerting users of the non-conformance at an early stage in the manufacturing process, Samsung avoided having to either rework the entire lot, or have a far more costly product recall later on. "We are pleased with the early results we’ve experienced with the Tecnomatix solutions we’ve implemented," said Lee Buyng Bum, Manager of Production Support Division of Samsung Electronics Suzhou Computer Co., Ltd. "We must constantly be on the lookout for ways in which we can improve our manufacturing processes, and ultimately our margins. The eMPower solutions we have implemented have already provided significant value to us and to our customers. Tecnomatix has delivered a very effective set of solutions and services addressing our materials handling, verification, and product traceability needs. We will continue to look to Tecnomatix for new technology in these and other areas." "Like all electronics manufacturing services providers, Samsung Computers faces a very competitive market and a long list of very strict manufacturing requirements, in this case coming from one of the computer industry’s largest OEMs," said Israel Levy, CEO of Tecnomatix Unicam. "Samsung relies on Tecnomatix eMPower solutions to stay ahead of the competition, while at the same time leveraging the solutions to deliver excellent products and services to their customers. Samsung can continue to rely on Tecnomatix, placing confidence in our industry focus, our proven track record, and deep technology expertise. Building upon the already proven value delivered, we will continue to work closely with Samsung to identify other opportunities for improving their manufacturing processes and margins."

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