DFT Microsystems Appoints new President and CEO

    MONTREAL, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - DFT Microsystems ("DFT"), a leading
provider of low-cost test solutions for high-speed semiconductor device
interfaces, announced today the appointment of Paul Sakamoto to the position
of President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. David Lisk,
the Company's current President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to
sit on the Company's board of directors.
    "We're very pleased that an individual of Paul Sakamoto's caliber has
joined the excellent team already in place at DFT Microsystems," says Chris
Arsenault, Managing Partner & COO at iNovia Capital, and a member of the board
of directors of the Company. "With DFT's groundbreaking products now shipping
into the market, it is imperative to have the right leadership in place to
keep the momentum moving forward."
    Paul Sakamoto has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and
semiconductor equipment industry. Most recently, Mr. Sakamoto was the CEO of
Inovys Corporation, Pleasanton, California. Inovys was a maker of
semiconductor test software and hardware that uses advanced electrical defect
isolation methodology to locate faults in the most advanced silicon chips.
Inovys was successfully merged with Verigy Inc. (NASDAQ:   VRGY) at the end of
2007. Prior to Inovys, Paul was Vice President, General Manager of the Memory
Products Division ("MPD") at Credence Systems Corporation. Under his
management, MPD grew from zero to over $70M in annual revenues. While at
Credence, he has also held posts as VP of N. American Sales and VP of Customer
Marketing and created a number of "Design to Test" partnerships with customers
and software developers. This resulted in cutting semiconductor product
introduction times at these customers by up to 3 months per new design, to the
mutual benefit of both these select customers and Credence. Prior to joining
Credence, Mr. Sakamoto held various sales and engineering positions including
Vice President of Sales at MCT (Micro Component Technology), Director of Sales
at Megatest Corporation and six years of test and product engineering at Intel
Corporation, finishing as a Product Engineering Manager. Paul received his
BSEE/CE from Oregon State University in 1977 and is a native of Portland,
    "I'm very excited to be part of a story that is as compelling as DFT's"
said Paul Sakamoto. "Not only do our technology and products dramatically
lower the cost of testing high-speed pins, but they deliver a new level of
capability and performance that is even more compelling than the price. I look
forward to leading the company to take full advantage of this opportunity"

    About DFT Microsystems

    DFT Microsystems delivers a breakthrough in semiconductor test cost and
performance via its compact test instruments. By delivering state of the art
analog and high-speed digital test capability, DFT Microsystems' technology
extends the capabilities and economic life of any Automated Test Equipment
("ATE") platform. Our instruments provide solutions that dramatically reduce
test cost and accelerate time-to-volume. For more information visit:

For further information:

For further information: Becky Mallett, DFT Microsystems, (514) 878-8271
x 221, Becky.mallett@dftmicrosystems.ca

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