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MKS Guarantees Success on Mission-critical UNIX-to-Windows Migration Projects Using MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers

Fairfax, VA – June 15, 2004: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), the leading provider of tools for porting UNIX and Linux applications to Windows, today launched the “Guaranteed Success” program which provides a free, hour-long, scheduled porting consultation for any MKS Toolkit® for Enterprise Developers Evaluator, as well as 3 additional free hour-long, scheduled consultations with MKS porting experts after license purchase. In addition, MKS is so confident customers will succeed through this program that they are now offering a partial refund on all MKS porting tools licensed if the migration is not successful within 90 days.

New Guaranteed Success Program includes Free Consultation from MKS Migration Experts

Fairfax, VA – June 15, 2004: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), the leading provider of tools for porting UNIX and Linux applications to Windows, today launched the “Guaranteed Success” program which provides a free, hour-long, scheduled porting consultation for any MKS Toolkit® for Enterprise Developers Evaluator, as well as 3 additional free hour-long, scheduled consultations with MKS porting experts after license purchase. In addition, MKS is so confident customers will succeed through this program that they are now offering a partial refund on all MKS porting tools licensed if the migration is not successful within 90 days.

Guaranteed Success is a program designed in response to customer demand to reduce the cost and risk of migrating UNIX and Linux applications to the Windows environment. Leveraging existing investments in UNIX software and development expertise, MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers enables customers to achieve their migration goals quickly and cost-effectively. Now, with the Guaranteed Success program, organizations can leverage free MKS migration expertise to further reduce the time, cost, risk and unpredictability of introducing Windows platforms into their mission-critical computing environments.

MKS’s Guaranteed Success Program offers evaluators of MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers one free hour of scheduled consultation with an MKS team of porting experts, to address key technical and process migration issues, prior to any purchase. This consultation can make the difference between success and failure in a migration to Windows, and can shorten and make more predictable the migration process, whether MKS products are used or not.

Program participants who then purchase MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers are entitled to an additional 3 scheduled hours of consultation, at no additional charge. These scheduled consultations are in addition to MKS’ excellent Preferred Customer Support Service, which provides unlimited ad-hoc support on issues related to the use of MKS products, and which is included in any License purchase at no additional charge for 1 year. Any program participant that does not succeed in porting their UNIX application to Windows within 90 days will receive a 10% refund on their entire porting tools license purchase. Additional details may be obtained by contacting an authorized MKS sales representative.

In conjunction with the Guaranteed Success program, MKS is also pleased to announce its partnership with Nimaya Inc., a company founded by former MKS employees. Nimaya provides comprehensive world-wide consulting services in UNIX-to-Windows porting and in 32-bit to 64-bit migrations.

"We are excited about our partnership with MKS and the opportunity it provides MKS customers to use our comprehensive outsourcing offering. Nimaya can help customers deliver better, more complete Windows applications,", said Ashok Kumar, President, Nimaya, Inc. "This partnership will help us leverage our Unix-to-Windows porting expertise with MKS Toolkit, our vast knowledge of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and UNIX architectures, and our low-cost offshore development facilities."

Nimaya’s expertise coupled with MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers and the MKS Guaranteed Success program provides a complete UNIX-to-Windows porting solution for ISVs and corporate customers. "With the success we have achieved during the last 10 years, we are confident the Guaranteed Success program will eliminate the roadblocks many companies face in moving their mission-critical applications to the Windows environment", said Tom Bosanko, President, MKS Interoperability Division. "Both MKS and Nimaya have a tremendous amount of expertise in the area of UNIX to Windows migration and we look forward to assisting customers improve productivity and cut costs."

Availability

Guaranteed Success is a standard offering included at no additional charge with all MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers evaluations and license purchases. MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers and MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-bit Edition are currently available from MKS.

About MKS

MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE: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 provides UNIX to Windows porting solutions that significantly cut development 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).

About Nimaya Inc

Nimaya Inc. was founded in 1998 and is a product development and consulting company headquartered in Reston, Virginia with offices across the US and in Hyderabad, India. Nimaya builds and sells products in the Customer Data Integration (CDI) space. Nimaya also offers consulting services in the area of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Porting services for UNIX and Open VMS applications, offshore product development, quality assurance and support services. Several Nimaya principals are former DataFocus/MKS employees and have a lot of experience in the porting space and with MKS toolkit for Enterprise Developers. More information about Nimaya Inc. can be found at http://www.nimaya.com.

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