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eDFX Services Selects Valor�s High-End DFM Solution; Becomes Valor�s First Certified Design Partner

May 19, 2004

Lake Forest, CA and Yavne, Israel � May 19th, 2004 Valor Computerized Systems [FSE: VCR, WKN 928731], the leader in productivity-increasing engineering software solutions to the electronics design and manufacturing industry, today announced that eDFX Services, Inc., an electronics design outsourcing firm with offices in San Jose, Ca., selected Valor�s Trilogy 5000 pre-production engineering solution to expand its service offering with high-end DFM (Design For Manufacturing) capabilities. The company also announced that it has recognized eFDX as being its first Certified Design Partner, a new Valor initiative aimed at bringing certain best practices for the implementation of Valor�s DFM solutions.

"We at eDFX are very pleased to partner with Valor and to be recognized as Valor�s first Certified Design Partner. Their industry-proven software tools are the premier choice for DFM solutions and are instrumental in providing our customers with first time-right designs. Trilogy 5000 helps us to deliver complete product development services to our high-end customers," commented Bhavesh Patel, eDFX President and CEO.

Valor Bridges The Gap Between CAD-to-Manufacturing

eDFX specializes in highly complex hardware designs, PCB layouts and DFM services for system and semiconductor manufacturers. Valor's solution bridges the gap between CAD-to-Manufacturing for a more streamlined and coherent engineering process driven by the high-level ODB++ data exchange model. The Trilogy 5000 tool set enables eDFX to reduce revision spins, accelerate time-to-market and speed up new product introductions for their customers.

Paul Burns, eDFX's VP Layout Services, points out, "Our customers require us to perform DFM analysis early in the design cycle. DFM analysis is an integral part of board design process in order to meet stringent requirement for high volume production while meeting electrical performance specifications. The Trilogy 5000 tool set enhances our design services to eDFX customers."

The selected system configuration includes industry-leading technologies such as Fabrication, Netlist and Assembly analysis, capable of performing over 700 rules-based checks, based on actual manufacturing constraints. Further selected system components are Valor's versatile BOM (Bill of Materials) manager, a template driven application allowing to adapt to an infinite number of BOM layouts, as well as a subscription to the Valor Parts Library (VPL), a unique online content library, containing millions of accurate component geometries to enhance PCB design and assembly verification performance.

Chuck Feingold, President of Valor's US subsidiary stated, "More and more design service companies are realizing the importance of offering extensive design verification services to their customers prior to sending jobs to the manufacturing floor. This enables them to pass on benefits to their customers in the form of cost savings, quality improvements and faster time-to-market."

About Valor

Valor Computerized Systems [FSE: VCR, WKN 928 731] is the leader in vertically integrated, productivity enhancing engineering software solutions to the electronics design and manufacturing industry. Valor is publicly listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company's powerful software tools, based on ODB++, the Valor-funded data format which forms the main structure of the new IPC 2851 standard for high-level data exchange, ensure the rapid transfer of optimized data from the design through manufacturing stages. Enterprise 3000 DFM system for physical design verification, Trilogy 5000 for assembly and test engineering, TraceXpert for real-time SMT production monitoring, exact traceability and materials management and the unique Valor Parts Library on-line data service are utilized by designers and engineers to deliver enhanced productivity, higher yields, shorter cycle times and increased product quality. All Valor products are sold and supported by a worldwide network that includes global subsidiary offices, VARs and OEM channels. More information about the company can be found at

About the Valor Certified Design Partner Program

The Valor Certified Design Partner Program is designed to bring best of breed DFM practices to the manufacturing industry, based on the Trilogy 5000 and Enterprise 3000 engineering platforms. Valor Certified Design Partners are companies such as Design Service Bureaus that specialize in the utilization of Valor's DFM (Design for Manufacturability) tools to perform in depth verification of PCB designs ranging from medium to highly complex board layouts. Valor Certified Design Partners help their customers to reduce revision spins and costs and achieve right first time zero-defect manufacturing to accelerate new product introductions (NPI).

About eDFX Services

eDFX Services, Inc., based in San Jose, CA, provides outsourced design services such as hardware and product development, PCB layout, signal integrity analysis, development boards and reference designs for System-On-a-Chip (SoC) products. eDFX's customers are system and semiconductor manufacturing firms. The company�s proven ability to manage product development and quickly bring products to market, combined with a "first time right" culture, results in savings of both time and total product development costs to clients.

Reader Contact Information:

North America

Valor Computerized Systems, Inc., 25341 Commercentre Drive, Suite 200, Lake Forest, CA 92630, Tel: (+1) 949-586 5969, Fax: (+1) 949-586 1343

Valor Corporate

Valor Computerized Systems, Ltd., Faran St. 4, P.O.Box 152, 70600 Yavne, Israel,

Tel +(972) 8-943 2430, Fax +(972) 8-943 2429

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