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USR Implements vCheck

Mar 16, 2009

USR Electronic Systems Expands Its Offering for the Medical and Communications Markets Using vCheck � Valor's Quality Management Solution

Yavne, Israel � March 2009 � Valor Computerized Systems Ltd., a global provider of productivity-enhancing software solutions for the electronics industry, has completed a successful installation of its Manufacturing Quality Management System for electronics assembly at USR Electronic Systems, Israel's leading electronics contract manufacturer.

USR's work with customers in the medical, security and telecom segments such as GE Health Care, Syneron, Verint and others, presents its own unique challenges in terms of reporting and compliance. In order to deal with those challenges (such as FDA 21 CFR part 11), the company decided to implement a quality management system.

Valor's Quality Management System (vCheck) fully integrates into USR's manufacturing process, collecting data from test and repair stations including visual inspection stations, Orbotech machines, and added support for SPEA and Teradyne machines coming up. Data is also collected from the functional test area. Using the consolidated data, vCheck enables easy pin pointing of problems as well as automatic suggestion of solutions from its knowledge base, providing significant reductions in the time it takes to analyze problems and locate solutions. vCheck provides USR with a variety of reports for both internal and external use, thus greatly simplifying the communication process with customers.

�Valor's technology has proven its superiority in the past, and it continues to do so with vCheck. Its reporting system has allowed us to identify areas in the assembly process where we had to take immediate actions in order to improve our quality, and it allows us to meet the strict demands of our customers with relative ease. vCheck also provides to USR with the ability to analyze customer design problems and recommend changes to products in order to eliminate quality issues.� said Eddie Guez, CEO of USR. �Overall, the tool's performance, ease of use and capacity for growth make this a very worthwhile investment.�

�USR is another great example of how we build strong partnerships with key players and EMS vendors in our industry,� said Stephan H�fele, President of Valor Europe. �We see great interest among our EMS customers to adopt quality management solutions like vCheck, not only as an answer to their OEM customers' demand, but also as proactive means for better management and control of cost structures by improving the quality of operations.�

About vCheck

vCheck is a quality management system developed specifically for electronics manufacturers who need to minimize the occurrence of non-quality and drive the manufacturing process to optimal performance by balancing quality, throughput and cost. vCheck includes alarms and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) trigger points to help continuously reduce the Defect Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) rate in the manufacturing process, and is designed to increase profitability and customer satisfaction by making all aspects of quality testing and inspection visible to any decision maker.

About Valor Computerized Systems, Inc.

Valor Computerized Systems, Inc. is a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain. The company's software solutions simulate, optimize, monitor and control the PCB production lifecycle, enabling customers to manufacture PCBs for electronic products more efficiently, cost effectively and with better quality. Valor helps PCB layout designers test and validate the PCB design before it is sent for manufacturing. It provides the bare-board manufacturers with CAM (Genesis) tools to better plan and execute the fabrication process. Finally, the company assists PCB assemblers worldwide to better manage their cost structure with leading process planning�(vPlan) tools, shop floor monitoring and control software solutions (vManage), and test results and quality information management solutions (vCheck). For more information, visit

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