Hitachi Successfully Deploys Camstar's Electronics Suite in Just 60 Days

    High Tech Manufacturer Improves Manufacturing Efficiency with
High-Performance Manufacturing Execution System

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2 /CNW/ - Camstar, a leading provider of
Enterprise Manufacturing Execution and Quality Systems, announced today that
Hitachi, one of world's leading electronics companies has implemented
Camstar's Electronics Suite(TM) solution to manage manufacturing production at
one of its plants located near Suzhou, China, that manufactures Cold Cathode
Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL). iDimension Systems, a top e-manufacturing solution
provider and Camstar partner in the Asia-Pacific region, led the deployment
and delivered a rapid 60-day rollout. Electronics Suite now helps Hitachi to
control its shop-floor production operations through real-time visibility,
traceability, and consistent product quality needed to meet ever-growing
demand for its products.

    Hitachi selected Camstar's Electronics Suite for its out-of-the-box
functionality designed specifically for Electronics manufacturing processes,
and for its ability to streamline production through electronic management and
enforcement of process specifications, and for the system's unique multi-level
work-in-process (WIP) tracking capabilities. Hitachi now efficiently collects
accurate and timely information on work orders, WIP status, yield, high
investment production equipment, material usage and defect analysis. As a
result, Hitachi more accurately controls and manages production planning, work
order progress, materials, quality, full product build traceability,
equipment, and operator certification - all critical business requirements.

    "Camstar was the ideal choice for us because of their high level of
easy-to-use functionality which aligned closely with our manufacturing method
and process requirements," said Tsutomu Koizumi, Deputy Managing Director for
Hitachi. "Camstar's reputation as a renowned MES provider for High Tech
manufacturers also contributed greatly to our decision."

    "iDimension's rapid implementation methodology is a result of years of
MES experience in the Electronics and Semiconductor industries," said Daniel
Boo, Managing Director of iDimension Systems. "The effective methodology and
iDimension's expert professional services team complemented Hitachi's
commitment and Camstar's exclusive out-of-the-box functionality. As a result,
Hitachi successfully completed their MES implementation in just 60 days."

    "Electronics Suite represents the next generation of Camstar solutions
designed to adapt and easily scale to meet the future needs of this industry,"
said Scott Toney, President and CEO of Camstar. "We are very pleased with
Hitachi's rapid success. Camstar's Electronics Suite is readily adopted by
leading electronics companies because it helps them make better business
decisions based on real-time, accurate information."

    About Camstar Systems, Inc.

    Camstar's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution System and Quality Systems
help manufacturers rapidly boost the performance of their distributed
manufacturing operations by delivering complete visibility and by providing
the flexibility required for rapid growth and change. Camstar's unparalleled
solution monitors, controls and synchronizes global manufacturing, delivering
process interoperability and best practices - resulting in maximum agility,
the highest quality products, and leaner, more efficient operations.

    Designed for ultimate configurability and built on services oriented
architecture, Camstar's tightly integrated solution set encompasses a
manufacturing execution system (MES), quality management system (QMS),
business process interoperability (BPI), and manufacturing business
intelligence (MBI). Industry-specific, out-of-the box applications and a
proven implementation methodology ensure successful deployment and rapid time
to benefit.

    More than 100 leading companies, including AMD, Amkor, ASAT, Corning,
dpiX, GEM Services, Genesis Microchip, Hitachi Global Storage Technology, IBM,
Kodak, Philips Semiconductor (NXP), SanDisk, Sony Ericsson BMC, Renesas,
SCHOTT, and Spansion rely on Camstar as a trusted software partner.

    For more information, please visit Or visit our Chinese
language website at You may also contact us at:

    Camstar Systems, Inc.
    Level 23 Citigroup Tower
    No. 33 Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Road
    Pudong, Shanghai 200120
    Telephone: +86 - 21 - 6101 0331

    About Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:   HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is
a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled
10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of
systems, products and services in market sectors including information
systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products,
materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please
visit the company's website at

    About iDimension Systems

    iDIMENSION is an independent e-manufacturing solutions provider that
assists manufacturing companies in optimizing the use of their production
assets. We help manufacturing companies to achieve the increase agility
required to gain and maintain a competitive edge in the constantly changing
e-business market through our knowledge and experience.

    Our capabilities span from equipment automation, cell controllers through
production tracking systems (MES/SPC/APS/ERP) to e-business systems that
enable supply chain success. Our customers include NXP Semiconductors, Unisem
Semiconductors, Carsem Semiconductors, Haier, Hisense, Midea, Panasonic
Motors, Cypress Semiconductor, Lexmark, Dupont Photomasks, StatsChippac and

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