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Tecnomatix, Teradyne Extend OEM Partnership

(September 06, 2001)
Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd., provider of Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software solutions, today announced that it has extended an agreement for test data preparation software with Teradyne, a leading supplier of automated test equipment.

Under the terms of the agreement, Teradyne will continue to offer Tecnomatix's eMPower PCB Test Expert software as a front-end CAD preparation package option to Teradyne's Assembly Test Division test and inspection platforms. Teradyne has been a user of this test solution since 1993, when it was known as Fabmaster, and has now successfully implemented more than 900 seats at customer sites throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

"The agreement documents our success in providing customers with flexible, open architecture software tools as a key part of our test solution offerings," said Dave Anderson, Business Unit Manager, Teradyne Assembly Test Division. "eMPower PCB Test Expert has been an integral component of our test solutions and we will continue to make it available to our customers."

Teradyne sells eMPower PCB Test Expert software as a front-end preparation package for its Spectrum and Z1800- Series in-circuit testers, Javelin 1004 flying probers and Optima 7200 and 7300 inspection systems. eMPower PCB Test Expert provides an automated link to over 65 CAD systems. The solution enables Teradyne customers to develop test and inspection programs, and design test fixtures quickly and efficiently, allowing for faster time to market, reduced cost and improved quality.

"As the need to get products to market quickly and efficiently continues to dominate the electronics industry, Manufacturing Process Management solutions such as eMPower Test Expert become critical to the success of global manufacturing processes," said Israel Levy, chief executive officer of Tecnomatix-Unicam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. "Our agreement with Teradyne, the clear leader in automated test equipment, proves to us that eMPower PCB Test Expert continues to help customers meet these demands and achieve significant success in their operations."

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE: TER) is the world's largest supplier of automatic test equipment and is also a leading supplier of high performance interconnection systems. Teradyne's test products are used by manufacturers of semiconductors, circuit assemblies and voice and broadband telephone networks. Teradyne's backplane assemblies and high-density connectors are used by manufacturers of communications and computing systems central to building networking infrastructure. The company had sales of $3 billion in 2000 and currently employs about 9000 people worldwide. For more information visit

About Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd.

Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO) is the world's leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management software for the electronics, automotive, aerospace and heavy equipment industries. The company's eMPower(TM) software enables global manufacturing customers to build the best production strategies to succeed in their increasingly complex environments. Tecnomatix applications run on an open platform providing a collaborative environment for authoring, simulating and managing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise and its suppliers. The company, founded in 1983, has offices and distributors in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. Additional information about the company can be found at

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