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Japan Airlines Selects MKS Integrity for Boeing 787 Aircraft Software Configuration Management

Waterloo, ON – September 25, 2008: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX), the global ALM technology leader, today announced that Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd (JAL) has selected MKS Integrity for software configuration management for its fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft.

Waterloo, ON – September 25, 2008: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX), the global ALM technology leader, today announced that Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd (JAL) has selected MKS Integrity for software configuration management for its fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft.

JAL's implementation of MKS Integrity will enable secure process-based control of changes to software, which is embedded on board the Boeing 787's.

"We evaluated technology solutions that would enable JAL to efficiently and securely cater to the Boeing recommended change processes for software on board the 787 and also cater to our workflows and systems landscape," said Mr. Yutaka Takeuchi, Staff Director of Engineering & Maintenance at JAL. "MKS Integrity was selected after a detailed workshop involving JAL technical staff and maintenance team, together with MKS Engineers in Tokyo, showed that MKS Integrity catered fully to all aspects of the requirement and that the flexibility of the MKS Integrity-based solution enables us to evolve forward at a lower cost than an in-house solution would have been."

"Our engineers in Japan worked closely with JAL in Tokyo and Boeing in Seattle, to position us with full knowledge of the target requirement," commented David Jones, Managing Director of MKS in Asia Pacific. "That knowledge, together with engineering skill and the flexibility of MKS Integrity, enabled us to shape the solution exactly to fit the JAL requirements. We are delighted to have JAL join the growing community of MKS Integrity users in Japan."

About MKS

MKS Inc., the global ALM technology leader, enables software engineering and IT organizations to seamlessly manage their worldwide software development activities. With its flagship product, MKS Integrity, MKS offers support for all software development activities through a single enterprise application, resulting in better global collaboration and higher productivity. MKS supports customers worldwide with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about MKS, visit our corporate Web site at www.mks.com or in Japanese www.mks-integrity.jp.

About MKS Integrity

MKS Integrity is an enterprise application lifecycle management platform that coordinates and manages all activities and artifacts associated with software development including Requirements Management, System Design, Software Configuration Management, Change Management, Test Management, Defect Management, Release Management and Portfolio Management for custom built and packaged applications

MKS Integrity provides consistent capabilities across all disciplines of the application lifecycle by defining hierarchies, relationships and change management processes for numerous user defined application artifacts. Unlike other ALM offerings that have been assembled by acquisition, our unified platform provides enterprise class scalability and multi-platform capability to support large scale software reuse initiatives, workflow-based collaboration and rich mining of application activity data to deliver higher team productivity, visibility and compliance for software engineering and IT organizations.

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US and Canada Media Contact:
Email: pr@mks.com

Japan Media Contact:
Yoshiaki Nakazawa
MKS Inc.
Phone: +81-3-5789-5862
Email: yoshiaki.nakazawa@mks.com

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