Quote Sheet: Industry Partner Support for Microsoft’s High-Tech Technologies

September 2006

“Asyst, after significant due diligence and in-depth customer surveys, has standardized its next-generation semiconductor connectivity solution products on the Microsoft® .NET Platform. With .NET we meet our customers’ expectations for delivering highly reliable solutions for their mission-critical application needs. Our experience with .NET has exceeded our metrics with respect to reliability, performance and scalability. Continued successful deployment of Asyst connectivity solutions based on .NET on a worldwide basis, operating in 24×7 environments, has reinforced to Asyst that we made the right decision from the start to collaborate with Microsoft.”

— Paula LuPriore

Vice President, General Manager

Connectivity Solutions Group

Asyst Technologies Inc.

“Today’s global manufacturers are looking to improve operational performance and lower their total cost of ownership. The combination of our production-proven applications built on top of a Microsoft infrastructure provides us with a new and unique value proposition for our customers. Together, Brooks Software and Microsoft deliver a powerful competitive advantage by empowering our customers’ people to become more productive.”

— Joe Bellini

President and Chief Operating Officer

Brooks Software

“High-tech manufacturers rely on Camstar’s InSite manufacturing execution system for dependable 24×7 operations. We built the application on Microsoft’s leading-edge .NET service-oriented architecture, allowing for unparalleled end-user configuration options and low cost of system ownership. Network Load Balancing and Microsoft Cluster Server make it possible to sustain high-volume, high-availability performance, and to scale the system to meet the increasing needs of our customers’ growing businesses.”

— Scott Jones

Vice President of Technology

Camstar Systems Inc.

“Cognizant shares Microsoft’s vision for People-Ready Business and is committed to its Peak Performance Initiative that enables manufacturing and technology companies to achieve and share optimum value, while empowering its own people, customers and partners. Cognizant’s unique IT Transformation methodology and industry solution frameworks leveraging the Microsoft technologies can guide customers through transformation projects by providing the services, methods and best practices that help enterprises keep costs under control, accelerate time to value, and enable project objectives to be aligned with business goals.”

— Lakshmi Narayanan

President and CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions

“As a key Microsoft global alliance partner actively engaged in growing its Microsoft-focused services business, EMC is committed to providing customers with highly available, manageable information infrastructures that improve operational productivity. Our holistic approach to enterprise application integration and business process automation helps organizations transform their business relationships, processes and systems to collaborate effectively across the manufacturing value chain. EMC and Microsoft continue to work together to reduce cost and complexity for high-tech manufacturing customers and help them maximize the value of their Microsoft investments at every point in the information life cycle.”

— John Hollinger

Vice President and General Manager of Microsoft Practice

EMC Corp.

“Fullscope has joined forces with Microsoft to build an industry solution for high-tech manufacturers to improve the speed of data across their global supply chain for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX to enable real-time planning and scheduling, subcontractor integration and support for more efficient business processes.”

— Brian Marshall

Director of Sales

Fullscope Inc.

“HP is the world’s leading integrator of Microsoft technologies. HP and Microsoft have collaborated for more than 25 years and we have jointly delivered solutions to more than 1,000 electronics manufacturers worldwide. HP Services utilizes its delivery expertise to help electronics manufacturers increase profits through the use of innovative technology. Together we are poised to help electronics companies improve their bottom line.”

— Todd Taylor

Global Electronics Industry Lead


“High-tech companies today are challenged by extremely variable customer demand. In order to combat variability and win in the marketplace, they must be able to quickly sense demand changes, shape demand based on available supply, and execute a demand response profitably. Effective collaborative demand management is critical to high-tech companies seeking to combat this variability. As a leading provider of supply chain solutions for the high-tech industry, we joined forces with Microsoft to develop i2 Demand Management-Microsoft Edition to address these challenges. Through our alliance, i2 has extended its market-leading demand management solution to leverage the power, usability, familiarity and extensibility of the Microsoft technology platform to help enterprises better manage their customer demand. We believe the competitive advantage, fast implementation and low total cost of ownership this solution provides are a wonderful reflection of the goals put forth in Microsoft’s Peak Performance Initiative for high-tech companies.”

— Paul Chermak

Senior Vice President

High Tech Industry Group

i2 Technologies Inc.

“Kinaxis shares Microsoft’s mission to improve insight and innovation across the manufacturing value chain. Kinaxis offers an on-demand response management service — delivered on a Microsoft platform — that provides multi-enterprise supply chain visibility and collaborative real-time data analysis to enable brand owners and manufacturers to take quick and effective action in the face of constant change. As a Microsoft partner, we too are committed to offering mission-critical solutions that can drive breakthroughs in operating performance and customer service in response to the new and evolving challenges of the high-tech manufacturing market.”

— Randy Littleson

Vice President of Marketing

Kinaxis Inc.

“OSIsoft Inc., the global leader in real-time performance management software for the process manufacturing industries, announced support for Interface A standards. In this effort, OSIsoft will provide semiconductor manufacturers a real-time software platform to incorporate and comprehensively display critical operational information into a common format for storage, visualization and advanced applications. OSIsoft joins Asyst Technology and Microsoft in their efforts to speed the adoption of Interface A in the semiconductor industry.”

— Maureen Coveney

Vice President of Marketing

OSIsoft Inc.

“Microsoft tools and technology help PEER Group build systems that facilitate global collaboration by providing visibility and control over the manufacturing floor. PEER Group used .NET Framework and SQL Server™ technology to develop the manufacturing information system Microsoft used for the successful global launch of the Xbox 360™ system. We are proud to count Microsoft as a partner and a customer.”

— Robert P. Harris


PEER Group Inc.

“PRTM has invested considerable resources in understanding how to use Microsoft technology to IT-enable our complete solutions related to product innovation, supply chain innovation and BPM (business process management). Our alliance with Microsoft allows us to create and deploy solutions such as real-time sales and operations planning in less time and at a lower cost than with alternative enterprise-level solutions. The People-Ready vision provides a powerful set of capabilities for supply chain and product development executives and knowledge workers to plan and manage more effectively with increased visibility to trends, issues and corrective action initiatives. It also enables an extraordinary improvement in the ability of individuals to collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partner organizations. Emerging ’desktop capabilities’ such as performance management and real-time visibility and collaboration will transform how we all work.”

— Mike Romeri

Lead Director

Business Technologies Group


“Sopheon’s Accolade system provides governance for the process of innovation that empowers companies to increase top-line growth and profits from new products. It’s built on Microsoft technology and integrates tightly with Microsoft collaboration and project scheduling tools that help users more effectively manage process execution and work together to make faster, better innovation decisions. The rapid emergence of Accolade as a best-in-class market leader and its adoption by top manufacturers throughout the world are testimony to the important business benefits that accelerating innovation can generate. Like Microsoft, we believe that enabling people to achieve peak performance is essential to high-tech business success. As a partner, we share their commitment to delivering People-Ready technology that allows individuals, teams and companies to operate at new levels in creating value from innovation.”

— Bryan Seyfarth

Solutions Marketing Director


“UGS and Microsoft have worked together for years to develop and deliver proven solutions that accelerate time to market for manufacturers, which is especially important for the high-tech industry as it is at the forefront of today’s business environment of fast-paced technological advancements. Microsoft’s Peak Performance Initiative, which helps companies better integrate people, processes and information, combined with UGS’ industry-leading product life-cycle management solutions for the high-tech and electronics industries, will provide users with an open, interoperable and scalable solution to enable global collaboration and help transform the process of innovation.”

— Chris Kelley

Vice President of Marketing

UGS Corp.

“Unisys Corp’s long-standing and successful relationship with Microsoft has been a result of a shared vision for increasing the value of IT in our clients’ infrastructure. Coupled with the Unisys 3D-Visible Enterprise methodology, the Microsoft Peak Performance Initiative runs parallel to Unisys’ goals to improve efficiencies, heighten collaboration and save on resources, and thereby improve our clients’ ability to meet their business objectives.”

— Jim Boak

Vice President

Microsoft and Intel Strategic Alliances

Unisys Corp.

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