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MKS Integrity and MathWorks Augment Model Value for Product Engineering

Waterloo, ON – October 5, 2010: MKS Inc., (MKS) (TSX: MKX) today announced the availability of a solution that integrates the engineering change management capabilities of MKS Integrity™ with MathWorks modeling and simulation environments, MATLAB® and Simulink®. This integration delivers end-to-end engineering lifecycle management with full control and traceability over Requirements, Models, Simulations, Source Code, and Tests.

Harmonized change control and configuration management improves product quality and gets complex products to market faster

Waterloo, ON – October 5, 2010: MKS Inc., (MKS) (TSX: MKX) today announced the availability of a solution that integrates the engineering change management capabilities of MKS Integrity™ with MathWorks modeling and simulation environments, MATLAB® and Simulink®.This integration delivers end-to-end engineering lifecycle management with full control and traceability over Requirements, Models, Simulations, Source Code, and Tests.

"We have evaluated the integration between MKS Integrity and MATLAB/Simulink, and are impressed by the design and usability of the smart integration. This solution enables us to connect models and simulations with other work products such as requirements, source and tests and to perform engineering change management that harmonizes change activity across all such work products" -- Manji Suzuki, Senior Manager, Corporate ePF Dept, Engineering Research and Development Center, DENSO CORPORATION.

“A growing theme across industries is the need to develop higher quality products that meet regulatory requirements and reach the market faster without extending set budgets. MKS and MathWorks share a common goal to address these pain points quickly and efficiently,” said Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow. “The integration of MKS Integrity with MATLAB and Simulink frees engineers from lower-level design tasks to engage in abstraction and innovation, resulting in lowered design costs and shortened development cycles. This is further reinforcement of the commitment of MathWorks and our partners to identify and resolve engineering challenges across industries and applications.”

“Engineers today must accelerate the pace of innovation and quickly incorporate changes to reduce overall development time and costs. Compliance with standards like ISO26262, DO-178B, and IEC61508 demands process control and automation capabilities with end-to-end coverage of engineering change. Achieving these goals requires the ability to work in an integrated environment where every asset in the lifecycle is connected and controlled,” notes Michael W. Harris, President & CEO of MKS. “By integrating with MathWorks, MKS now helps engineers focus on their design goals instead of administration and offers superior control, with far less effort needed to achieve that control.”

To learn more about the solution offered by combining MKS Integrity with Simulink and the MATLAB environment allowing organizations to increase the quality of their products while reducing the amount of time and effort needed to deliver those products, please click here for our White Paper, view our Integration Demo, download our datasheet, or visit our modeling & simulation section of the MKS website.

About MKS
MKS Inc., the global application lifecycle management (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 web site at http://www.mks.com.

Copyright © 2010 MKS Inc. MKS and MKS Integrity are trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners. 

MATLAB and Simulink are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. See www.mathworks.com/trademarks for a list of additional trademarks.

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. Although the Company believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. 

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