15 November 2005

UGS Launches Tecnomatix for Electronics Version 7; Integrated Digital Manufacturing Software Solution for Global Electronics Industry

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, November 15,2005

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announcedTecnomatix™ for Electronics Version 7 software, the company’s first integrated suite of digital manufacturing software solutions custom designed for the global electronics industry.  

Designated as “Version 7” to align it with the entire family of UGS’ Tecnomatix solutions, Tecnomatix for Electronics automates and streamlines all key product planning and execution processes enabling global electronics manufacturers to systematically enhance product delivery, cost and quality in an increasingly competitive industry and challenging regulatory environment.  TheTecnomatix for Electronics suite combines several digital manufacturing software products previously offered by UGS as individual solutions for printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, final assembly and manufacturing execution.

As a result, UGS can focus this newly packaged offering in the areas of new product introduction (NPI) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) while providing a level of functional integration and coordination of the suite’s development and release.  The resulting solution helps companies face challenges such as increasing demands for new and innovative products, shrinking delivery schedules and regulatory compliance requirements.

“With the new release of Tecnomatix for Electronics, UGS is uniquely positioned to address our electronics customers’ core manufacturing requirements while facilitating compliance to increasingly stringent regulatory directives,” said Al Hufstetler, vice president, digital manufacturing global marketing for UGS, “UGS is committed to helping all of its customers transform their process of innovation by offering them world leading comprehensive and robust PLM software and services.  Tecnomatix for Electronics continues this strategy by further enhancing UGS’ digital manufacturing family of solutions.”

Integrated functionality tailored to electronics industry needs

By combining multiple software products into an integrated suite, Tecnomatix for Electronics provides the electronics manufacturing industry with end-to-end solutions for planning and executing manufacturing processes:

§        RoHS (Lead-Free) Compliance support
As the RoHS deadline approaches, manufacturers will need to declare compliance and back their declarations with proof by way of traceability and process control on the shop-floor.  UGS has worked with global customers in developing MES solutions that facilitate compliance strategies by assuring that production is compliant from component level through final product assembly.

§        Stockroom to ship traceability
Tecnomatix for Electronics provides a custom designed traceability solution for electronics manufacturing by collecting stockroom to shipping traceability at the component, board, surface mount technology (SMT) line and final box assembly level. All related production history is captured and archived with on-demand traceability reports that dramatically reduce risk of product recalls.

§        Real-time production control
As a web-based, out-of-the box solution, Tecnomatix for Electronics can interface directly with today’s electronics shop-floor, including the most commonly used production equipment, enabling real-time production control and improving overall equipment efficiency. Tecnomatix for Electronics offers manufacturers full visibility allowing processes to be controlled in real-time.

§        Improve business metrics by integrating with enterprise business applications
Realize the true potential of enterprise ERP/MRP investments by feeding back accurate inventory, labor, and WIP status enabling manufacturers to make informed decisions and to execute as planned.

§        Facilitates continuous process improvement
By designing, capturing and reusing best manufacturing strategies that eliminate errors during production launch and shorten the durations of NPI efforts, Tecnomatix for Electronics helps manufacturers “get it right the first time.”

§        Optimize line setup for high mix production
With shorter production lifecycles many manufacturers are facing numerous product changeovers on a daily basis leading to excessive down-time.  Tecnomatix for Electronics allows manufacturers to achieve common setup across several manufacturing jobs which may result in some cases in significantly increased manufacturing uptimes of 50% or more.

§        Enhanced test engineering
Perform upfront design for test and increase test coverage and job turnover while eliminating test process bottlenecks. Building on the industry’s leading test solution, Tecnomatix for Electronics now incorporates more features with greater user flexibility resulting in improved testability at the board level.

Please visit www.ugs.com/products/tecnomatix to learn more about Tecnomatix for Electronics.

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, Tecnomatix and Transforming the Process of Innovation 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.


The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently filed with the SEC.  UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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