Shanghai, China —March 15, 2007—Aeroflex today announced the opening of its Test Applications Group in Shanghai, China. This is a test programming and fixturing facility that supports the Aeroflex 4200 Series, 5200 Series and the 5800 Series Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems. This facility fully supports users in the Asia Pacific region and has the ability to offer full In–Circuit (ICT), Manufacturing Defects Analyzer (MDA) and Functional Test Solutions. Aeroflex, with its unique OEM business model, is the only ATE supplier to provide the full turnkey solution at a local level with competitive pricing. By being physically located in the APAC region, Aeroflex has the flexibility to provide local service and lifetime support contacts to its customers. Aeroflex is not just supplying products to the region, it is fully embedded with this new support facility. The new applications group allows Aeroflex ATE customers who have expanded into the low cost manufacturing in the Asia Pacific region the ability to reduce the cost of ongoing capital investment support. They can now rely on Aeroflex to provide low cost high quality test fixtures and programs locally. The new group can quickly develop and modify test fixtures and test programs to ensure customers a minimum downtime in the fast moving, high volume manufacturing test environment. In addition, the group will house spare parts for all Aeroflex ATE products to make sure service contract commitments can be quickly fulfilled. “This new Aeroflex Test Applications Group represents a significant commitment by Aeroflex to its expanding ATE user base throughout the Asia Pacific region and to the Shanghai area in particular. Companies considering the Asia Pacific region for a low cost manufacturing destination can now be supported in local service applications and fixturing bringing about real ongoing cost savings in manufacturing test” said Brian Jeffrey, Worldwide ATE Sales Manager for Aeroflex. Aeroflex is also partnering with Petracarbon PTE (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. to offer the Aeroflex 4200 ICT, Aeroflex 5200 MDA, and the Aeroflex 5800 Multi-Strategy Functional Test Series in test fixturing and test programming. Petracarbon is an industry leader in the supply of Test fixturing and is a significant suppler of high quality, low cost test fixtures from various locations in the Asia Pacific region. With this partnership Aeroflex can locally fabricate standard or customized fixtures with the highest attention to quality and reliability. Other Capabilities Offered at the Facility Include: · Test programming · ICT , MDA and Functional test consultancy · Replacement and repeat fixturing · Extremely competitive pricing · Fast delivery · Fixture manufacturing · Fixturing consultancy · Rapid test program update · ATE service spares location · Test service capability · Assembly · Automatic wiring test · High accuracy drilling · CAD Conversion About the 4200 Series The 4200 Series Advanced Manufacturing Test System is the flagship of Aeroflex’s ATE range. The 4250 is the latest version offering a compact small-footprint design that can be equipped with a maximum of 2,048 pure (non-multiplexed) test points. It offers fast and efficient testing of a wide range of printed circuit boards using analog and digital in-circuit, boundary scan and functional techniques. About the 5200 Series The 5200 Series is a range of power manufacturing defect analyzers offering the highest throughput capability to the electronics manufacturing industry. Key features of the 5200 Series: · 1,200 Components/Sec test speed · Maximum of 2,112 pins · Windows XP Pro ™ operating system · Power-Up testing with programmable supply option · Automatic program generation software About the 5800 Series The 5800 Series is a range of functional test systems with AIC, Analog In-Circuit, test capability. This Series provides an open architecture that allows integration of hardware and instrumentation from third party suppliers. Key features of the 5800 Series: · PXI Capable · Analog ICT with up to 3456 Test Points · 1152 Digital Test Points · Three body styles · Highly configurable · Small footprint Facility Contact Information Aeroflex Test Applications Group No 2, 1280 Lian Xi Road Pudong, New Area, Shanghai P.R.China 201204 Tel: (86) 021-58438800 Fax: (86) 021-58432773 E-mail