30 August 2006

UGS to Host Global Event Focused on Digital Manufacturing’s Expanding Business Value and Tighter Integration to PLM

FOR RELEASE August 30, 2006

PLANO, Texas and DETROIT – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it will host the fourth annual “Digital Manufacturing Symposium” on Sept. 13 and 14 at the Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Mich.

UGS’ premier digital manufacturing event will include a full day of customer presentations on the benefits of digital manufacturing technology, implementation lessons learned and future plans. Scheduled to present are executives and leaders from world-class manufacturing companies including Applied Materials, Ford Motor Company, GE Aviation, General Motors, Rolls-Royce, Tesco Group and more. This year’s keynote session will be hosted by Mr. Kevin Smith, director of Performance Consulting for Harbour Consulting.

In addition, UGS will host technical sessions covering Tecnomatix™ software, its market-leading digital manufacturing product suite. Focused breakout sessions will discuss industry-specific solutions for automotive and aerospace & defense. There will also be dedicated sessions for a variety of digital manufacturing topics such as part manufacturing, plant layout and performance, quality planning and validation, production management and human performance.

Highlights will include taking PLM to the shop floor with the introduction of a new solution from UGS that integrates Production Management with PLM, along with a special session on emerging technologies that will cover some of the next generation of quality planning and plant floor dimensional validation, tying six sigma processes back to the product definition.

“Now in our fourth year and growing, the overwhelming evidence for the value of digital manufacturing is clear,” said Al Hufstetler, vice president of Tecnomatix Global Marketing, UGS. “Customers are continuing to expand the boundaries and application space they apply to digital manufacturing, and this year’s diverse agenda further builds on this same theme. From ergonomics, to quality planning, to simulation, to assembly planning and data management, our customers are finding a variety of high value entry points into this extension of PLM.”

To register for the UGS Digital Manufacturing Symposium or for more information, please visit www.ugs.com/dmsymposium

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note: UGS, Transforming the process of innovation and Tecnomatix are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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