WWK Begins Shipping Metrology Analysis Module for TWO COOL® Cost of Ownership Software

October 14, 2004 (Pleasanton, CA) –Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today it has begun shipping the next generation of its Cost of Ownership (COO) and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) software, TWO COOL® v3.1. This latest version includes the capability to analyze the cost impacts of stand-alone and in-situ metrology & inspection and is being provided at no charge to existing software maintenance clients.

TWO COOL® is the de facto standard for COO and OEE analysis software used by industry and academia. Originally developed at the request of SEMATECH, TWO COOL® is used in the semiconductor and other industries to manage procurement and optimization of multi-billion dollar capital asset portfolios.

TWO COOL® version 3.1 incorporates not only the traditional metrics for process equipment but now includes critical features to measure the performance of metrology systems and sampling plans. Version 3.1 provides the ability to measure the cost impact of incorrect metrology/inspection results (alpha and beta errors). The inclusion of sampling plans allows metrology costs to be more accurately assigned to the total production being supported by the metrology tools. “Metrology COO analysis allows our customers to better understand the costs and benefits of measurement and control when implementing leading edge technologies,” said Daren Dance, WWK’s Vice President of Technology.

With more than 2,800 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

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