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MKS Named to SD Times 100 List of Innovators and Leaders in Collaboration and SCM for Third Year Running

Waterloo, ON — May 16, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today has been named to the annual SD Times 100 list for the third straight year in the category of ‘Collaboration and Software Configuration Management.’ The annual SD Times 100 recognizes 2004’s leaders and innovators of the software development industry. The MKS Integrity Suite™ was heralded by the magazine as “a major suite built from scratch offering a truly seamless experience,” a tribute to the company’s one solution, one architecture, total visibility model.

Waterloo, ON — May 16, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today has been named to the annual SD Times 100 list for the third straight year in the category of ‘Collaboration and Software Configuration Management.’ The annual SD Times 100 recognizes 2004’s leaders and innovators of the software development industry. The MKS Integrity Suite™ was heralded by the magazine as “a major suite built from scratch offering a truly seamless experience,” a tribute to the company’s one solution, one architecture, total visibility model.

“MKS is clearly a SCM market innovator and well deserves our continued recognition,” says Alan Zeichick, Editor-in-Chief of BZ Media’s SD Times. “MKS has consistently disrupted the market’s status quo, and has led the industry with its modern SCM architecture, federated model for geographically distributed development, and being among the leaders in blending requirements management, change management and versioning into a single SCM system.”

For the full May 15, 2005 special report, “SD Times 100: The Best of the Best,” click here: http://www.sdtimes.com.

MKS’s expertise on software development and regulatory compliance was showcased in the pages of SD Times over a half dozen times in 2004, including a recent news article on the MKS Integrity Suite 2005 and new integrated requirements management offering, entitled, “MKS Moving Beyond SCM.” 

“We are honored to be named to the SD Times 100 list for the third year running as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ in the industry and continue on our path of unmatched innovation in the enterprise SCM market,” says Michael Harris, MKS chief operating officer. “Our advanced, single architecture approach to the application lifecycle has been received enthusiastically by large enterprise organizations who seek to leverage enterprise SCM to gain higher levels of IT efficiency and process maturity while meeting compliance goals. We thank the editors at SD Times for their continued recognition.”

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 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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