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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 Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com.

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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