New eMPower eM-DFM Expert Tool Rounds Out Tecnomatix Offerings for PCB Assembly and Test | Automation.com

New eMPower eM-DFM Expert Tool Rounds Out Tecnomatix Offerings for PCB Assembly and Test

February 242004
Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), announced today the release of eM-DFM Expert, the electronics manufacturing industry's most advanced Design-For-Manufacturing (DFM) solution. eM-DFM Expert joins the comprehensive eMPower for Electronics suite of planning and execution tools for the electronics market, offering a powerful DFM tool for improved product and process design.

eM-DFM Expert is a fully automated DFM analysis solution for electronics manufacturers, comparing product design against manufacturing process constraints, enabling the acceleration of manufacturing processes and helping to bring products to market faster. The tool enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs) and electronics manufacturing suppliers (EMSs) to improve their enterprise collaboration with better organizational knowledge management and eliminate waste through improved product and process design. In addition, with more than 300 Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Test (DFT) rule checks - the most comprehensive available today - eM-DFM Expert compresses NPI durations, resulting in faster time to market.

"When compared with other solutions for DFM, Tecnomatix offered the requested total solution, with solutions for assembly planning, factory execution and manufacturing analysis," said Mark Verhoeven, business unit manager for Halin bv. "With eM-DFM Expert, design and manufacturing can come together. We can more rapidly analyze product designs for potential manufacturing issues and provide early feedback to our customers, allowing changes to be made before expensive tooling fixtures are ordered. We will exclude unexpected and unnecessary production stops with DFM. The result is faster time-to-market, higher quality and reduced integral price for our customers."

"Our DFx technologies have been developed with partners who have in-depth knowledge of DFM requirements, enabling Tecnomatix to be the only true provider of end-to-end integrated MPM solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry," said Israel Levy, CEO of Tecnomatix Unicam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix Technologies. "We have a legacy of commitment and intimate understanding of the needs and requirements that relate to our customers' electronics manufacturing processes, and the new eM-DFM Expert tool is the latest proof of that commitment."

eM-DFM Expert is available immediately and runs on Microsoft Windows/WinNT 4.0, SP 6.0A. Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Tecnomatix Unicam will hold eM-DFM Expert product demonstrations at Booth 657 in the APEX exhibit hall from February 24th through the 26th. For more information go to www.tecnomatix.com/showpage.asp?page=683.
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