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DfR Solutions Announces Partnership with BQR.

Agreement Includes Software Collaboration, Joint Marketing and Sales

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research, testing, failure analysis, product problem-solving and consulting services based in Maryland, has joined forces with Israel-based BQR Reliability Engineering. BQR provides software tools and consulting services for reliability, availability, maintenance and safety (RAMS) and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS). As part of the agreement, DfR will act as a United States distribution channel partner for BQR's software, BQR will represent DfR's products in Israel, and both companies will share software architecture to develop reliability solutions.

"The synergy of BQR's and DfR's products and services make this an ideal alliance," said Dr. Craig Hillman, CEO and managing partner of DfR. "Both companies have unique expertise in design for reliability. BQR's fiXtress program is the only software on the market that allows circuit designers the ability to quickly and effortlessly assess the electrical stresses on each and every part under a variety of conditions. DfR Solutions is one of the only organizations worldwide that is able to use this information to help mechanical designers and reliability teams identify potential issues during design and perform comprehensive physics-of-failure based reliability predictions, including component and interconnect wearout. By sharing our tools and knowledge we will be able to provide designers, manufacturers, and users of electronics the ability to economize their resources and reduce time to market while still maintaining, or improving, a high degree of customer satisfaction. We look forward to jointly expanding each other's market, and to collaborating on DfR's upcoming reliability software, 'Sherlock,' which will be introduced in late 2007."

About BQR:

Established in 1989 to provide RAMS and ILS consulting services to high-tech industries, BQR has become the world's leading supplier of RAMS and ILS software tools. BQR enables enterprises to optimize availability and reliability while reducing maintenance costs from concept to in-service. BQR has developed the CARE[R]/CAME[TM]/CAfdE[TM] series of software tools, and the new fiXtress[TM] virtual PCB prototyping tool for stress detection. For more information visit www.bqr.com.

About DfR: DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies, and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company's integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information visit www.dfrsolutions.com.
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