Eyelit's Award Winning Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES), Quality Management and Factory Automation Software Suite Selected by HelioVolt

December 19, 2007 10:59 AM Pacific Time

Eyelit Software Suite to Be Deployed in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility

SAN JOSE, Calif--Eyelit, Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, life sciences, semiconductor and solar industries announced today that HelioVolt, a producer of highly-efficient thin film solar products, has selected Eyelit's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution Suite (MES) to provide a cost-effective manufacturing software infrastructure for its global manufacturing network.

The Eyelit solution includes complete tracking of serialized PV glass panels, completed solar panels, associated consumables, raw material and inventory management, and tool tracking. Eyelit's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) FactoryConnect(TM) middleware will provide XML based connectivity for factory automation, OPC layer communications and tool interfaces, as well as RFID interfaces.

To support and enable HelioVolt's manufacturing strategy, Eyelit's Lean Scheduling(TM) module, provides kanban management, queue management and visual indicators of line performance. HelioVolt will also be utilizing eyelit Quality Management(TM) for experiment management, non-conformance, return material (RMA), and routing change electronic sign-off.

"We reviewed 12 MES vendors and selected Eyelit because of Eyelit's flexibility, speed of implementation and integrations capabilities. Eyelit's experience, knowledge and understanding of Photovoltaic (PV) solar panel manufacturing was also an advantage. I've worked with other MES solutions in the market today and know from first hand experience the complexities involved with each implementation. As the project continues to progress, my opinion of Eyelit's solution has only improved." said David Greer, Director of IT for HelioVolt.

"With HelioVolt's recent selection of Eyelit, solar panel manufacturers continue to see Eyelit as the leading solution for their MES and Quality solutions. Our product suite is a great fit for the solar industry providing complete product traceability from the front end (process) through completed solar panel (assembly). Some people still have trouble believing how quickly Eyelit's solution can be deployed. Unfortunately, the legacy MES solutions in the market today continue to paint an inaccurate picture because of their limitations. By leveraging modern technology and using sound implementation methodology, Eyelit has changed the traditional product and deployment model," stated Dan Estrada VP of Sales and Business Development.

About Eyelit, Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Business Process Management (MES and BPM) solutions for visibility, control and coordination of manufacturing operations for the Aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions including Asset Management, Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES), Supply Chain Execution, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC) and Business Process Management that enable our customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes. With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven superior innovative technology can deliver quicker time to value. More than 40 leading companies, including Analog Devices, Austria Microsystems, Freescale Semiconductor, Dimatix Fujifilm, HelioVolt, Tower Semiconductor and VTI Technologies rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

Eyelit, Inc.
Lisa Medeiros, 905-502-6184

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