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MKS Application Lifecycle Management Suite Acclaimed by Butler Group

Waterloo, ON — August 24, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) provides a strongly integrated and powerful enterprise-strength offering for companies seeking management coverage across the application lifecycle, says industry analyst firm Butler Group, in a technology audit of the MKS Integrity Suite™.

Waterloo, ON — August 24, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) provides a strongly integrated and powerful enterprise-strength offering for companies seeking management coverage across the application lifecycle, says industry analyst firm Butler Group, in a technology audit of the MKS Integrity Suite™.

Alan Rodger, Research Analyst, Butler Group says, “The MKS suite’s vertically integrated requirements management and change and configuration management competence that is inherent throughout the products within MKS Integrity Suite, deliver powerful features that are truly enterprise-strength.”

Butler applauded MKS’s approach of platforming the user experience on workflow processes to provide flexibility. “Combined with the stated objective of MKS to provide reduced costs of purchase, deployment, and ownership compared with competitor products, Butler Group believes that many organisations would find the offerings of MKS Integrity Suite an attractive option for adopting ALM.”

Butler goes on in the report to state, “A strong and differentiating feature of this product is its MKS Federated Server™ architecture (FSA). This incorporates frequent synchronisation of information between teams working remotely, ensuring that they are able to collaborate accurately in real time on projects, regardless of their location, and could be particularly valuable for international organisations, and those who outsource part of the development lifecycle.”

In addition “MKS has done an excellent job of extending ITIL-compliant management processes into the wider realms of the application development lifecycle.”

“We continue to receive rave reviews from customers, the media and the industry analyst community for our innovation and vision in the ALM market,” says Michael Harris, MKS chief operating officer. “MKS’s unique, single architecture, single solution is gaining rapid market acceptance – with more than 56,000 users now enjoying the benefits of increased productivity, and process maturity.”

The Butler Group Application Lifecycle Management Technology Audit is available by registering online: http://www.mks.com/technologyaudit.

About Butler Group
Butler Group is the premier European provider of Information Technology research, analysis, and advice. Founded in 1990 by Martin Butler, the Company is respected throughout the business world for the impartiality and incisiveness of its research and opinion.

Butler Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Datamonitor Plc ( www.datamonitor.com ). Datamonitor plc is a premium business information company specialising in industry analysis. It helps over 5,000 of the world's leading companies, to address complex strategic issues. Through proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, it provides clients with unbiased expert analysis and in-depth forecasts for seven industry sectors: Automotive, Consumer Markets, Energy, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Technology, Transport and Logistics. Datamonitor maintains its headquarters in London and has regional offices in New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong.

About MKS
MKS is the preeminent provider of enterprise technology management solutions for the global 1000. MKS’s solution spans the application lifecycle from requirements management, through application development, to server deployment providing customers with greater visibility over software development activities, enhanced development productivity and improved IT controls for regulatory compliance. MKS solutions are distinguished by their ease of implementation and low total cost of ownership. Founded in 1984, MKS serves more than 10,000 customers in countries across the world. Whether through deployment of MKS’s enterprise solutions strategically on an enterprise scale, or by leveraging individual components to solve project-level challenges, our customers can use MKS’s technology to better enable higher levels of process maturity, better manage global development activity and safeguard their most critical business applications and software assets. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS also provides UNIX-Windows co-existence and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market, while enabling enhanced performance. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom) and 1-519-884-2251 (Rest of World).

Copyright © 2005 MKS Inc. MKS, MKS Integrity Suite, MKS Federated Server, and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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