AT&S Selects Cimnet Systems’

Europe’s Leading PCB Producer Chooses Industry’s Most Intelligent Engineering Execution Solution for Enterprise-Wide Implementation Across All Global Facilities

Indianapolis, IN (September 02, 2008) –

Cimnet Systems, a Consona business unit and leading global supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, today announced that AT&S, one of the world’s largest and most technically advanced producers of PCBs, selected Cimnet Systems’ Engenix, a pre-production engineering application, and the Direct Logix Control Center Solution, to become its enterprise-wide engineering automation solution. The PCB-specific software application will be implemented across all six of AT&S’s manufacturing facilities, spanning Austria, China, and India.

As Europe’s number-one producer of PCBs, AT&S’s uncompromising commitment to growth, customer service and business process optimization are leading the company to even greater prominence in the industry. In pursuit of this goal, AT&S sought a system to integrate its incoming processes and data seamlessly so that its facilities could engineer its products, ranging from single and double-sided to multilayer printed circuit boards, consistently, accurately and optimally.

Integration with Cimnet Systems’ open, fully scalable architecture, web-enabled feature set, and general philosophy to offer open integration with industry-leading third-party software suppliers, such as DirectLogix were all key factors in AT&S’s selection of Engenix. In response to future upgrades to PCB technology, AT&S plans to utilize Engenix to further develop advanced engineering tools for registration enhancement and design for manufacturability optimization.

AT&S plans to equip all of its manufacturing sites with Cimnet Systems’ state-of-the-art tools to offer its customers the very best product possible when it comes to front end engineering. Utilizing Engenix with a complete set of automated engineering scripts, along with the standardization of engineering practices and the elimination of human error from its processes, AT&S expects to realize a reduction in cycle time for new engineering jobs by more than 50 percent.

Cimnet Systems’ Engenix solution encompasses tools for job management, pre-production engineering, and communication and collaboration, providing a foundation for all of AT&S’s engineering automation needs. As part of its partnership with AT&S, Cimnet Systems has committed to helping the AT&S team develop enhancements to the foundation of Engenix on an ongoing basis.

“Cimnet Systems offers a set of solutions that can help PCB manufacturers completely automate front-end operations, from quoting to pre-production engineering and design,” said Mehul Davé, general manager of Cimnet Systems. “We’re thrilled to be putting some of our engineering automation tools to work as part of our new partnership with AT&S, particularly as the company’s world-class PCB production continues to grow and expand in the global market.”

“The joint deployment of Cimnet Systems and Direct Logix solutions truly provides both best-of breed ideas and applications for our mutual customers,” said Leigh Eichel, vice president of Direct Logix. “The PCB manufacturing industry–now more than ever–demands completely open systems support from software vendors. As the multi-site, global manufacturing of printed circuits continues to develop, this centralized engineering technology will help users achieve lower costs, faster responsiveness and improved business positions.”

About Cimnet Systems
Based in Lisle, Ill., Cimnet Systems Inc., a Consona business unit, develops and markets its Paradigm, Engenix, i-Quote, Navipoint and other software solutions and BPO services to manage the unique sales, engineering, production and collaboration processes of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers. Through a direct sales force with offices in the U.S., India, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and Germany, Cimnet Systems serves more than 100 customers worldwide, including such leading PCB manufacturers as Viasystems Kalex PCB, AT&S, Coretec, Amphenol Printed Circuits, DDI Corp., Firan Technology Group, HMP, Meiko, Founder, Tatchun, Fuba Tunisia, WUS, Ibiden, Hitachi Chemical, China Circuit Technology, ShenNan and UMTC. For more information about Cimnet Systems and its suite of ERP and engineering solutions and BPO services visit, e-mail, or call (800) 245-1246.

About Direct Logix
Direct Logix is a world leader in providing production support solutions for specialized applications in the electronics industry, principally for printed circuit boards (PCBs). The Company designs, develops, markets and services a wide range of automation software solutions for design, bare and assembled PCB’s. The Company’s innovative Control Center Engineering system enable customers to achieve the increased throughput and reduced costs essential to remaining at the forefront of electronics production. Direct Logix maintains its corporate office in Nevada with facilities worldwide. The Company’s extensive network of marketing, sales and customer support teams throughout North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and China deliver its knowledge and expertise directly to customers the world over. For more information visit, email or call 877-580-1007.

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Consona Corporation
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