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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Selects EtQ Quality Management System & Environmental Health & Safety System

FARMINGDALE, NY (10-20-08): EtQ is pleased to announce the implementation of EtQ Reliance Quality Management System (QMS) and Environmental Health and Safety System (EHS) at Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Vitesse) - suppliers of high-performance integrated circuits targeted at systems manufacturers in the communications and storage industries.

Vitesse recognized a need for an integrated system with the ability to span over different areas of their enterprise, and chose to implement both EtQ Reliance QMS and EHS.

In particular, Vitesse was interested in EtQ's Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) module. Vitesse saw tremendous value in EtQ's ability to apply Risk Assessment methods and filtering to the CAPA module. Vitesse was also interested in EtQ's robust integration capabilities, linking CAPA to other areas within the QMS, and linking the QMS to all areas of the business. Vitesse chose to implement both a QMS and an EHS because they recognized areas in EtQ's EHS system that would benefit their environmental aspect such as Incidents; Aspects, Objectives and Targets; and Monitoring and Inspection modules. "Vitesse saw in EtQ the ability to provide them with a variety of options for both their quality and environmental aspects," said Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. "By providing Vitesse with both systems, we are able to provide them with a complete solution for their needs."

EtQ is excited to work with Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation and to meet all of their QMS and EHS requirements.

About Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

Vitesse designs, develops, and markets a diverse portfolio of high-performance, cost-competitive semiconductor solutions for communications and storage networks worldwide. Engineering excellence and dedicated customer service distinguish Vitesse as an industry leader in Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Ethernet-over-SONET, advanced switching, fibre channel, and other applications. Vitesse innovation empowers customers to deliver superior products for Enterprise, Access, Metro, and Core applications.

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.

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