Tecnomatix and Corelis Enter into Agreement to Provide Productivity Tools for Boundary-Scan Testing
NASHUA, NH, June 12, 2002 -– Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) solutions, today announced an agreement with Corelis Inc., of California, to offer seamless integration with Corelis’ ScanPlus boundary-scan test tools.
Under the terms of the agreement, Tecnomatix Unicam, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix Technologies, will initially add a ScanPlusDFT™ translation tool to the eMPower™ suite of MPM solutions. With the addition of this functionality, eMPower software can read ScanPlusDFT testability coverage reports files and translate them into the FATF format used by eMPower. ScanPlusDFT testability coverage reports are commonly used in boundary-scan test applications for identifying nets that are testable using boundary-scan techniques and do not require testing with physical test nails. Adding this translation capability to eMPower software enables users to accept the test coverage reports files provided by Corelis’ customers and significantly reduce their test fixtures development time, complexity, and cost – saving hours, even days, in developing test applications and helping reduce time-to-market significantly.
“Our customers, including OEMs and Contract Manufacturers, have been asking Corelis to provide them with a seamless integration with the world leading Tecnomatix eMPower™ suite of MPM solutions,” said Menachem Blasberg, Corelis chief executive officer. “This partnership will prove most beneficial to Corelis and Tecnomatix Unicam’s mutual customers. Adding boundary-scan support to Tecnomatix Unicam’s suite of offerings, will allow our customers to design test programs and fixtures in the most efficient and cost effective manner.”
“This partnership will allow Tecnomatix Unicam to support a wider range of users that develop test programs using boundary-scan technology” said Israel Levy, Tecnomatix Unicam chief executive officer. “Our agreement with Corelis will enable us to expand the functionality of eM-Test Expert (formerly known as FABmaster) as well as to increase the return on investment for customers of both companies.”
About Tecnomatix Technologies
Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO) is the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM). Today’s leading global manufacturers are adopting MPM solutions to expand revenue potential and reduce costs by enhancing manufacturing’s ability to support the business strategy of choice. These companies are using Tecnomatix eMPower MPM solutions to accelerate product introductions, shorten time to volume, and optimize production execution. eMPower enables our customers to succeed with its collaborative, open platform and applications for defining, simulating, managing, and executing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise.
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About Corelis Inc.
Corelis, incorporated in 1991, is a world leader in the field of IEEE-1149.1 boundary-scan testing, JTAG In-System-Programming of Flash memories & CPLDs, JTAG emulation and debugging, microprocessor development tools, and VXIbus test instruments. Corelis is also a leading system integrator and developer of custom test solutions. Corelis has successfully integrated and developed systems for customers throughout the world. In addition to its USA representatives, Corelis has overseas sales and support engineers in countries such as Japan, Canada, Sweden, France, Israel, Germany, Korea, Ireland, Singapore, China, Taiwan, UK, Holland, Belgium, Australia, and more.
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