IMS SELECTS YA-MAN LTD. AS THE

Exclusive Distributor of IMS Products in Japan 
Business Editors 
BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 1997-- 
- Tokyo-based Ya-Man will support the direct sales and 
service of the IMS engineering Test Station product line - 
Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMSC) today
announced the selection of Ya-Man Ltd., a Tokyo, Japan distributor of
IC production and test systems as its sole distributor in Japan.
Ya-Man will provide sales, marketing, applications engineering and
customer service support for IMS' product line of engineering Test 
Stations, including the XL Family, the ATS and XTS Advanced Digital
Test Stations, and the MSTS Mixed-Signal Test Station. 
"Ya-Man will enhance our ability to successfully market IMS
products in the Japanese market and will provide us with a greatly
expanded sales and service support organization to assist our current
and new customers with their test solutions", commented Kenneth R.
Lindsay, IMS Vice-President of Asia Operations. 
Ya-man Plans To Move Aggressively To Expand IMS Name and Sales.
Ya-Man plans to aggressively and sales staff and application
engineers to focus exclusively on IMS sales and to complement its
current customer support organization.  In addition, Ya-Man will
promote IMS products in Japan through test industry advertisements,
articles, trade show participation, seminar programs and onsite
product demonstrations.  Beginning this month, Ya-Man and IMS will
demonstrate IMS' Test Station products at the Semicon Kansai Show in
Osaka, Japan. 
"We are making a strong commitment to Integrated Measurement
Systems, both as a sole distributor and a strategic partner, to help
them to successfully market their products in the Japanese market, "
stated Kimiyo Kamano, Manager of Ya-Man's Marketing and Sales
Development Division. 
Ya-Man's Test Industry Experience and Customer Contacts Will
Benefit IMS Sales.  Ya-man's strong and diverse customer base,
combined with its reputation for excellent customer support, should
place IMS in a strong position for sales in the Japanese
semiconductor market.  Ya-Man's customers include such well-known and
highly regarded high technology corporations as NEC, Fujitsu,
Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Hitachi, Sony, Sharp, IBM and Intel, to name a
few. 
In addition to IMS, Ya-Man is the exclusive distributor of MOSAID
products in Japan.  MOSAID is the leading supplier of memory IV
verification systems, and is an excellent complement to the IMS
product line.  Ya-Man will now be able to supply IC design engineers
with test solutions to cover a broad spectrum of technologies,
including high-performance digital, mixed-signal, and memory device
test systems. 
About IMS 
Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc. (IMSC), is a recognized
world leader in engineering Test Stations and Virtual Test Software,
providing cost-effective solutions to reduce the time required to
test and verify complex electronic circuits.  IMS markets and
supports its products globally through U.S. sales offices,
independent international distributors and dedicated sales personnel
employed by affiliated companies.  Technical and applications
engineers are strategically located in worldwide locations to respond
quickly to regional, national and international customer needs.  IMS
is an award winning company in customer support.  For the past three
years, IMS has been rated No. 1 in pure test in the VLSI Research Inc.'s
Customer Satisfaction Survey List of 10 BEST Suppliers of Test and
Material Handling Equipment.  IMS is listed on the NASDAQ National
Market under the symbol IMSC.  For more information, contact IMS at
9525 SW Gemini Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97008.  Ph: 503/626-7117 or
800/879-7117, Fax: 503/644-6969 or visit our Web site at
www.ims.com . 
XL, ATS, XTS, MSTS engineering Test Stations, Virtual Test
Software, and the IMS logo and name are trademarks of Integrated
Measurement Systems, Inc.
 
 
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