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MKS Partners with RCM Technologies

Waterloo, ON — November 7, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX) today announced a partnership with RCM Technologies (Nasdaq: RCMT), a leading provider of IT business solutions and professional engineering services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors. With 2005 revenues of $169 million, RCM Technologies provides services clients ranging from Fortune 1000 to mid-sized businesses in a number of industries, including Aerospace/Defense, Entertainment, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Power Systems and Utilities and Public Sector.

Waterloo, ON — November 7, 2005: MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX) today announced a partnership with RCM Technologies (Nasdaq: RCMT), a leading provider of IT business solutions and professional engineering services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors. With 2005 revenues of $169 million, RCM Technologies provides services clients ranging from Fortune 1000 to mid-sized businesses in a number of industries, including Aerospace/Defense, Entertainment, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Power Systems and Utilities and Public Sector.

As an MKS Solution Provider Partner, RCM Technologies complements MKS’s application lifecycle management solution, the MKS Integrity Suite™ with rich implementation expertise in addition to consulting and professional services across all of the firm’s IT service practices. RCM’s array of technology solutions and services include Enterprise Solutions, Regulatory Compliance Solutions, Competitive Advantage & Productivity Solutions, Application Development and IT Infrastructure Solutions. The MKS and RCM partnership was facilitated by John Pringle, senior vice president, RCM Technologies and will be initially deployed throughout the Western United States.

“Our customers clearly have a need for improved business processes around application lifecycle management, and we see our partnership with MKS as mutually beneficial with gains for both parties,” says Brynley Lee, vice president Business and Technology Solutions, RCM Technologies. “MKS has a solid line of solutions in the area of application lifecycle management around which RCM can wrap its expertise and build a services practice, allowing us to deliver additional value to our clients and extend our market reach.”

“RCM Technologies is a well respected and broad reaching services firm with presence across North America, and we are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with them,” says Pat Higbie, MKS vice president business alliances. “RCM has deep expertise around lifecycle management and software quality, but additionally the firm’s large services portfolio allows us to offer our customers new forms of expertise such as IT strategic guidance, life sciences compliance and Oracle application implementation.”

About RCM Technologies
RCM Technologies, Inc. is a premier provider of business and technology solutions designed to enhance and maximize the operational performance of its customers through the adaptation and deployment of information technology and engineering services. RCM has been an innovative leader in the design, development, and delivery of these solutions to commercial and government sectors for more than 30 years. More information about RCM Technologies can be found at http://www.rcmt.com.

About MKS
MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management solutions for the global 1000. MKS’s solution spans from requirements management to deployment providing customers with enhanced development productivity, visibility over processes, and improved IT controls for regulatory compliance. MKS’s software is distinguished by its single architecture and deep integration of features delivering collaboration throughout the development lifecycle, rapid 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 solution strategically on an enterprise scale, or by leveraging individual components to solve project-level challenges, our customers can use MKS’s software to 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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