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MKS Tools Help Accelerate Flarion Technologies' Mobile Broadband Network Technology to Market

Waterloo, ON - June 11, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that Flarion Technologies, the architect of flash-OFDM™ mobile broadband network technology, has adopted MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition 8.2 and MKS Integrity Manager™ 4.3 for enterprise software configuration management (SCM).

Waterloo, ON - June 11, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that Flarion Technologies, the architect of flash-OFDM™ mobile broadband network technology, has adopted MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition 8.2 and MKS Integrity Manager™ 4.3 for enterprise software configuration management (SCM).

MKS provides software solutions enabling development teams to analyze, build, and deploy traditional and web-based software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning family of MKS Integrity software configuration management (SCM) products, offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. MKS's software configuration management solution gives Flarion a scalable model for version control and work flow management, speeding deployment to market of its flash-OFDM mobile broadband system for licensed mobile operators.

"We chose MKS tools for multiple platform support and the ability to track real-time issues in the field as well as in our labs," says Robert Suffern, vice president of engineering and operations. "With MKS, we have a scalable model for version control and work flow management to bring Flarion's mobile broadband system to market."

Flarion's mobile broadband system is a packet-switched radio access network that seamlessly transports IP services over-the-air from an IP network to a user device. With its unique Quality of Service (QoS) feature at the flash-OFDM RadioRouter™, mobile operators can offer tiered class-of-service and ensure efficient use of its network in a flat-rate billing business model. Any laptop, personal digital assistant (PDA) or other IP-enabled device can be unwired by simply plugging in a flash-OFDM PC Card - with no changes to the IP protocol, applications, devices, or content.

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides software solutions enabling development teams to analyze, build and deploy traditional and web-based software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning family of MKS Integrity software configuration management (SCM) products, offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. MKS also provides interoperability solutions under its popular MKS Toolkit brand for UNIX-Windows co-existence, cross-platform development, 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).

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