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MKS Brings Innovative Process and Workflow Support to Eclipse and IBM WebSphere Development Environments

Waterloo, ON — September 14, 2004: MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX), a leading provider of enterprise software configuration management (ESCM) solutions for the Global 1000, today announced an expanded integration for Eclipse and IBM WebSphere development environments bringing the powerful capabilities of MKS Integrity Manager®, MKS's solution for process and workflow, directly to the developer's desktop.

Waterloo, ON — September 14, 2004: MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX), a leading provider of enterprise software configuration management (ESCM) solutions for the Global 1000, today announced an expanded integration for Eclipse and IBM WebSphere development environments bringing the powerful capabilities of MKS Integrity Manager®, MKS's solution for process and workflow, directly to the developer's desktop.

While other SCM vendors offer developers the ability to access common SCM functionality within Eclipse and IBM WebSphere, MKS is the first to offer such innovative process management support in this environment. Using the MKS "WorkTray," developers on distributed, mainframe and iSeries platforms may receive work assignments (tasks), run queries, review, and update without ever stepping outside of their integrated development environment (IDE). All software changes are easily linked to approved development tasks, providing complete traceability of all development work, significantly aiding any compliance initiatives and IT audit-ability within the organization.

"IT organizations who have a strategic investment in Eclipse or IBM WebSphere development environments, and who are seeking to reach higher levels of process maturity or comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, will be delighted with this new capability," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management. "MKS, with its 'Ready for WebSphere' certification, already offers one of the most robust SCM integrations on the market today. Now, with our integrated workflow capabilities, developers can follow prescribed process with ease. In turn, project managers can trust that development work is properly resourced, and have immediate visibility through MKS Integrity Manager of work assignments and progress. We are proud to continue our track record of innovation and support for Eclipse and the IBM WebSphere development suite."

MKS is pleased to announce two upcoming Webinars demonstrating the integration between MKS Integrity Manager, Eclipse and IBM WebSphere development environments scheduled for September 15 and 16, 2004. The first, "Managing Eclipse and WebSphere Development More Effectively with the New MKS WorkTray," will benefit Eclipse, WSAD and WSSD users. The second, "Managing iSeries and Multi-Platform Development More Effectively with the New MKS Worktray for IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client," will benefit WDSc for iSeries users. Both events run from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT. Please visit our homepage at http://www.mks.com for details and free registration.

Availability
Integration between MKS Integrity Manager 4.6, with Eclipse (2.1, 2.1.1, 3.0) and IBM WebSphere Studio development environments, including WSAD, WSSD and WDSc for iSeries (5.1 and later), is available today. Existing customers on maintenance may obtain the integration from the MKS Customer Community at: http://www.mks.com/community/index_i.jsp, or by contacting MKS Customer Care at: support@mks.com.

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSX: MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The company’s family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, and impact analysis capabilities. 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. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. 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), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

Copyright © 2004 MKS Inc. MKS, MKS Integrity Solution and MKS Toolkit are registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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