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Valor Announces Funda��o CERTI's Purchase and Successful Implementation of Valor's Software Solutions

May 26, 2009

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA � May 2009 � Valor Computerized Systems, Inc., global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board design and manufacturing supply chain, announces that Funda��o CERTI, based in Florianopolis Brazil, has purchased and successfully implemented Valor's Trilogy DFM, vPlan, vManage and solutions.

CERTI is an independent private technology research and development organization that conducts unique activities and maintains partnerships with universities and research centers in Brazil and abroad. Its mission is to provide industrial and service companies with innovative and competitive technological solutions. CERTI's continuous challenge is to maintain itself at the vanguard of technical knowledge. Through �mobilizing projects� that have public and private support, CERTI contributes to the technological, corporate and social development of Brazil.

CERTI purchased Valor's software in December of 2008 and the installation of the systems at the CERTI LABelectron factory in Brazil was completed in March of 2009. The Valor software solutions implemented at CERTI cover the entire manufacturing preparation and execution process including design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis of native CAD files, multi vendor SMT programming and optimization, component level materials management, SMT part verification and complete process traceability. Valor's systems interface seamlessly with various machines at CERTI including Juki, Universal and Fuji.

�Valor and CERTI share a unique relationship, jointly promoting advanced technologies and processes that enable Brazilian companies to produce products at an accelerated pace and with the highest quality levels in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The Valor solution will provide CERTI with complete real-time visibility and control over its manufacturing processes as well as full traceability of components and materials. We expect to duplicate the success we have shared with CERTI at many other Brazilian electronics manufacturers,� said Dan Weitzman, President of the Americas.

�Foundation CERTI is extremely satisfied with the acquisition and implementation of the Valor system. Valor's software brings a lot of benefits for CERTI LABelectron and our customers. The Trilogy DFM and DFA software allows us to accelerate the introduction of new products. Now our customers receive an HTML report complete with images of potential PCB design problems that could negatively impact the manufacturing, assembly and test of their products. The Valor DFM software reduces the risk of delays in the product development cycle as a whole. We have optimized our assembly processes with the implementation of the vPlan software. In addition to automatic assembly machine programming and optimization, the vPlan system generates the necessary documentation for manual and automatic assembly stations as well as visual controls for inspection. Overall the vPlan system enables better execution of the activities on the factory floor and a reduction of the preparation time for all assembly processes. The implementation of the vManage module has enabled greater control for all of the activities in the plant. This occurs through accurate materials management, closed loop setup verification of the machines, monitoring of the equipment and fast identification of issues and errors on the assembly line. We believe that the Valor system at LABelectron is a positive step towards our objective to raise the level of excellence for all manufacturing processes and in supporting our customers in the development of electronic products and in the dissemination of innovative technologies,� said Carlos Alberto, CERTI's Executive Director.

For more information about CERTI, visit For more information about Valor Americas, visit

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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