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Seiko Epson Corporation Selects Aras as Enterprise PLM Backbone

Leading Global Developer of Crystal Devices Chooses Aras for Configuration Management, Manufacturing BOM Management, REACH and RoHS Regulatory Compliance and more

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – February 28, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Seiko Epson Corporation, a leading global developer of crystal devices, headquartered in Nagano, Japan, has selected the Aras Innovator® suite as its enterprise PLM backbone. Epson will leverage Aras for comprehensive, closed-loop product configuration management and quality manufacturing bill of materials management integrated with MES, as well as regulatory compliance for REACH and RoHS.

With 23% of the global crystal device market, Epson devices serve as the heart and pulse for a wide range of electronic products for consumers and industry. Utilizing its innovative hybrid quartz microfabrication technology, QMEMS, Epson offers technological expertise in timing, sensing and optical devices. Aras PLM supports Epson’s mission of enriching society through the development of high quality, progressively smaller devices that are more precise and accurate.

“We are very pleased that Epson has selected Aras for enterprise-wide PLM,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We look forward to working with Epson as they develop next-generation devices that fuel innovation in consumer and commercial electronics.”

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm