HERZLIA, Israel – February 25, 2004 – Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), announced today that it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with SPEA to market the Tecnomatix eMPower for Electronics solution, eM-Test Expert, to its global customer base. SPEA, based in Italy, manufactures and markets automatic test equipment (ATE) for microchips, electronic modules and boards. Expanding a long relationship with Tecnomatix, SPEA will offer eM-Test Expert as the preferred software package to prepare data for faster test programs generation and comprehensive machine support for SPEA testers. SPEA customers include companies in a variety of industries, including industrial electronics, automotive, safety/security electronics, consumer electronics, lighting, medical electronics, telecommunications, military and aerospace. Tecnomatix eM-Test Expert helps users increase productivity and performance by optimizing test and inspection processes. It enables SPEA customers to eliminate bottlenecks in their test processes and speed time to market of their products. "Tecnomatix offers our customers an additional layer of technology that can improve the effectiveness of their ATE investment," said Andrea Ganio, executive manager, SPEA. "Through our partnership with Tecnomatix Unicam, we will be able to increase the capabilities of our automatic test equipment, while offering SPEA customers a flexible tool that integrates easily into their existing eMPower for Electronics solutions." "SPEA solves a critical need among manufacturers to quickly and accurately test their products before they’re shipped. Our eMPower for Electronics solutions enable faster, more reliable automated testing, making us an ideal distribution partner for SPEA," said Israel Levy, CEO of Tecnomatix Unicam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix Technologies. "SPEA customers who use eMPower are now able to integrate their test processes directly into our other eMPower for Electronics products, enabling them to take advantage of a broad range of business-critical capabilities."
About eM-Test Expert eM-Test Expert is a part of the eMPower PCB Assembly & Test suite, that increases productivity and performance by optimizing test and inspection processes. eM-Test Expert is an upgrade to the company’s renowned FABmaster solution, proven in the electronics industry’s most demanding manufacturing environments for over a decade. eMPower PCB Assembly & Test delivers tools to optimize manufacturing processes, including DFM, assembly, test, part library management and production documentation to reduce production costs and provide competitive advantages. For more information about eM-Test Expert, see www.tecnomatix.com/showpage.asp?page=454.
About SPEA Founded in 1976 by Luciano Bonaria, SPEA is a worldwide leading company in Automatic Test Equipment. The headquarters is based in Volpiano (TO) Italy, where all the SPEA test systems are designed and manufactured. SPEA produce a wide range of automatic test equipment, including flying probe, bed of nails, microchip and component handlers. Visit www.spea.net. for more information.