Press Release

STEC Selects EtQ Reliance Quality Management System

FARMINGDALE, NY (01-10-08): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ Quality Management System at STEC; a global engineering and manufacturing company, offering high-reliability OEM memory and storage solutions with extensive value-added services to satisfy the needs of any applications.

STEC recognized the need for a strong quality management system to help them maintain the high-level of quality and compliance. STEC required a system to manage not only their quality operations but also scale the system to meet other business requirements such as sales, supplier quality, quotes, orders and shipment.

Using EtQ's robust set of modules such as Audits, CAPA, Calibration & Maintenance, Reporting, Change Management, Document Control, and Employee Training, STEC will be able to automate their quality process, integrate quality to their operation and collaborate across the enterprise - while providing a level of flexibility to configure the software to meet their specific business needs.

"Understanding the urgent need for a compliance at STEC, EtQ was able to implement a quality management system within a matter of weeks," states Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. "Using EtQ's proven implementation methods and the EtQ Designer graphical administration interface, companies like STEC can create workflows, forms, fields, sections, even the look and feel in a short span of time."

EtQ is excited to work with STEC to provide a robust system to help them maximize their investment in ETQ.

About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc. (formerly SimpleTech, Inc.) designs, develops, manufactures and markets custom memory solutions based on Flash memory and Dynamic Random Access Memory ("DRAM") technologies. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, we specialize in developing high-density DRAM memory modules and high-speed, high-capacity Flash-based Solid State Drives (SSD's) and memory cards used in sensitive and highly volatile environments. We offer a comprehensive product line of Flash and DRAM-based memory solutions used by original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

EtQ is a trademark of EtQ Management Consultants, Inc. All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact:

Brenda Percy
bpercy@etq.com