SPC Software integrates with MES software.

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SPACE statistical process control (SPC) software, integrated with FACTORYworks® Manufacturing Execution (MES) software suite, helps implement and maintain online SPC to detect, monitor, respond to, and reduce processing and equipment non-conformances. It detects exceptions, contains problem, and provides operator with trouble-shooting guides. SPACE's offline web reporting capability gives FACTORYworks users instant access to SPC status reports from remote locations.



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Brooks-PRI Automation Announces Integration of camLine GmbH SPACE with FACTORYworks, Bringing Powerful Statistical Process Control Capabilities to FACTORYworks Users



CHELMSFORD, MA-January, 2003-Brooks-PRI Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKS), which delivers total automation for semiconductor manufacturing, announced today the integration of camLine's SPACE statistical process control product with its FACTORYworks® Manufacturing Execution (MES) software suite.

"SPACE's real-time product, process and tool statistical process control capabilities are now fully integrated with FACTORYworks," said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of the Manufacturing Execution Solutions (MES) Business Unit of Brooks-PRI Automation. "SPACE provides the broadest set of SPC functionality available in the semiconductor industry today. It is production-proven in several semiconductor facilities worldwide. With the integration of SPACE and FACTORYworks, Brooks-PRI affirms its commitment to providing best-of-breed functionality in all of its FACTORYworks modules."

SPACE integrated with FACTORYworks is unique in that it provides a solution to the whole process excursion problem. It promptly detects exceptions, contains the problem, and provides operators with trouble-shooting guides to correct problems. Problem resolution can be automated through the FACTORYworks interface. SPACE's offline web reporting capability gives FACTORYworks users instant access to SPC status reports from remote locations.

SPACE integrated with FACTORYworks is designed to help operators, engineers, managers and IT staff easily implement and maintain online SPC to detect, monitor, respond to, and reduce processing and equipment non-conformances. SPACE is easy to deploy and use and complies with ISO 9XXX and QS 9XXX procedures for tracking and responding to non-conformances. SPACE is specifically designed for the SPC needs of semiconductor manufacturing. It is easy to integrate into existing fabs and easy to administer.

About Brooks-PRI Automation, Inc.
Brooks-PRI (NASDAQ: BRKS) delivers total automation. The company's hardware, software and services can manage every wafer, reticle and data movement in the fab, helping semiconductor manufacturers accelerate time-to-market while reducing their risk. Brooks-PRI products are used in virtually every fab in the world. For information, visit www.brooks-pri.com.

About camLine Holding AG
camLine delivers integration services and software products for passive component manufacturers, PCB assembly, semiconductor, and related industries such as LCD assembly and disk manufacturing. camLine software systems meet the robustness, high stability, availability and maintainability requirements of 24x7 production use. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The camLine web site is www.camline.com.

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