Agile Optimizes Worldwide Product Design And Manufacturing Processes For Three-Five Systems

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), the leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Three-Five Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TFS), a leader in electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has deployed Agile PLM to optimize product design and manufacturing processes across its worldwide network of electronics manufacturing sites.

Three Five Systems (TFS) chose the Agile PLM platform as the company sought to capitalize on its leadership in visual display solutions and expand into a full-services electronics manufacturer. Agile is currently deployed in seven TFS locations around the globe, from Beijing to Orlando.

"Three-Five Systems looked for a solution that would help reduce the administrative processes and cycle time associated with engineering change orders at our factories," said Carl Derrington, vice president operations and chief manufacturing officer, Three Five Systems. "What we found with Agile PLM was a solution that maps to our fundamental business objectives of increased manufacturing efficiencies and better service to our customers."

TFS credits Agile PLM with enabling the company to reduce engineering change order cycle times by 90 percent. In addition, the design centers at each factory location can more easily communicate change orders with each other, improving response times to individual customer requests.

"Three-Five Systems is a case study on successful business transformation and is a testament to the power of PLM," said Bryan Stolle, Agile CEO. "The innovative manufacturers of the future are distributed across the globe to gain access to the creative talents and competitive advantages of each marketplace. PLM provides the framework to keep these distributed resources working in synch."

About Three-Five Systems(R)

TFS is a recognized leader in providing specialized electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). TFS has a global footprint, with operations in the United States, Europe, and several locations in Asia. TFS offers a broad range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities, with a special emphasis and expertise in display solutions. TFS' website is located at .

About Agile Software Corporation

Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions, time-to-value focused implementations, and a unique Guaranteed Business Results(SM) program, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Small and medium enterprises including Colubris Networks, Novoste, OnStor, Proxim, Sonic Innovations, Visx, and global enterprises such as Alcatel, Boeing, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, GE Medical, Haemonetics, Hitachi, Johnson and Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Magna Steyr, Siemens, QUALCOMM and ZF are among over 1,200 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have realized high impact results through their use of Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit

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