Dy 4 Systems and Force Computers Announce Fully Integrated Services Portfolio

6/25/2002 - Dy 4 Systems, a division of Force Computers, a Solectron company, and a leading designer and manufacturer of COTS VME and CompactPCI products for harsh environments, has announced the full integration of its vantagePLUS suite of lifecycle support and professional consulting services into Force's overall services portfolio, which will continue under the SolutionsPLUSTM brand name. This change takes effect immediately.

By uniting Dy 4's extensive experience and commitment to customers in the defense and aerospace markets with Force's award-winning excellence in execution, the combined services offering will now provide customers with more comprehensive support alternatives for unique lifecycle management and time-to-market needs.

"This combination of service suites significantly improves Dy 4's ability to support our customers' unique lifecycle management requirements," said Bob Brown, Dy 4's services manager. "Through increased lifecycle stability, we are able to offer our customers notably reduced costs of program ownership and dramatic increases in overall program predictability."

Comprehensive program of lifecycle management, long-term supply/repair capabilities
The new fully integrated SolutionsPLUS service portfolio now provides a truly comprehensive program lifecycle management capability through the provision of long-term board-level supply and repair capabilities, extended warranties and configuration management to long-lived military and avionics programs.

"Dy 4's vantagePLUS portfolio is an ideal complement to and greatly enhances Force's SolutionsPLUS program," said Denny Betz, director of World Wide Professional Services for Force. "By being able to offer customers a comprehensive range of services, especially in the area of managing product change, we can help them avoid unnecessary risk in an increasingly volatile technical environment."

Furthermore, Dy 4 and Force also offer a variety of enhanced technical support packages as well as customer/application specific technical training to meet customer technical support requirements. In addition, consulting on a wide spectrum of technical and Integrated Logistics Support topics is available.

Detailed information may be found by visiting www.dy4.com or by making a literature request to Dy 4 Systems Inc., 333 Palladium Dr., Kanata, ON K2V 1A6, Canada. T: 613.599.9199 x 5282; F: 613.599.7777; E: sales@dy4.com

About Dy 4
Dy 4 Systems designs leading-edge Commercial-Off-The-Shelf embedded solutions. Based on open systems architectures, Dy 4's boards, software and systems are deployed in mission-critical, high-reliability applications. Coupled with best-in-class products, Dy 4 also provides complete lifecycle management, program management and tailored customer support services. Dy 4 is a division of Force Computers, a Solectron company.

About Force Computers
Founded 1981, Force Computers (www.forcecomputers.com) is a leading designer and worldwide supplier of open-standards-based and custom board- and system-level embedded computing solutions. These solutions address telecommunications, data communications, medical, industrial control and defense and aerospace markets. Force systems offer capabilities for Ultra AvailabilityTM, remote system management and platform management as well as feature telecom protocol software, telecom controllers and chassis compatible with NEBS Level 3 and ETSI building practices for 1U to 15U standard servers and custom integrated solutions. For boards, the company develops and manufactures leading-edge designs across a breadth of high-performance processors, high-bandwidth input/output interfaces and robust digital signal processors. Through the Dy 4 Systems division, Force leverages its expertise in hardening COTS products for ruggedized embedded applications. Certified ISO 9001, the company practices Total Quality Management principles in all phases of its global operations. In 1997, along with parent company, Solectron Corp., Force won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing. Force's company headquarters is located in Fremont, California. Force's Europe and Asia-Pacific headquarters are located in Munich, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan, respectively.

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For more information, contact Derek.Handova@fci.com

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