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VAR Agreement with Gnostic Systems

October 26, 2009

Austin, Texas, October 26th, 2009 - Critical Manufacturing, a leading edge software solutions provider for the high-tech manufacturing markets of semiconductor, solar and electronics, has celebrated a strategic value added reseller agreement with Austin, Texas-based Gnostic Systems, Ltd. a provider of professional systems integration services to the microelectronics manufacturing industries.

This agreement offers Critical Manufacturing's customers access to a large pool of experienced software integration resources to supplement their automation teams for turnkey solutions delivery. As part of the agreement, Gnostic Systems will offer automation solutions based upon Critical Manufacturing suite of semiconductor, solar and electronics factory automation software products, with special emphasis on Critical Manufacturing's breakthrough MES/MOM product, cmNavigo.

"We fully recognize the industries demand for professional services providers which posses the domain expertise, intimate knowledge of the 'off the shelf' manufacturing and automation products, and a proven track record of successful project and relationship management" said Reiner Missale Critical Manufacturing's CEO "It is with this understanding that Critical Manufacturing has extended a value added reseller agreement to Gnostic Systems. This firm possesses the unique combination of qualities which Critical Manufacturing demands of those representing its products within the demanding semiconductor manufacturing environment."

Mike McDonald, President of Gnostic Systems referred, "The Critical Manufacturing software development team, with its extensive track record of providing products and services to the semiconductor industry has truly developed a unique suite of manufacturing operations and automation software products which leverage the latest technology for cost effective automation development and deployment.  Their products make our job as an integrator dramatically easier and yield our end customers a solution which can be better implemented, enhanced, and maintained than with any other third party products we have experienced in the past."

About Critical Manufacturing S.A.

Critical Manufacturing creates leading edge software solutions for the high-tech manufacturing markets of semiconductor, solar and electronics. The company is part of the Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems, operating a CMMI Level 3 and ISO9001 Quality System. Critical Manufacturing is based on an experienced services team coming from Critical Group, and established a product team of individuals with more than 10 years experience in high-tech manufacturing. The company comprises over 80 people, with its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany and China.

About Gnostic Systems

Based in Austin Texas Gnostic Systems provides professional services and strategic consulting in support of factory automation programs for the high tech manufacturing industry. Gnostic Systems personal average 15 years of software automation experience.

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