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18 December 2003

UGS PLM Solutions Announces Support For AMD Opteron™ Processor

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management subsidiary of EDS, today announced its intention to support the new AMD Opteron™ processor with two of its flagship product development software solutions -- Unigraphics® NX and Parasolid®.

Unigraphics NX, one of the world's most advanced computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications, will initially support the AMD Opteron processor running Microsoft's Windows XP 32-bit operating system (OS). Fully supported versions of Unigraphics NX on the AMD Opteron processor are expected to be available in early 2004. Plans are currently being developed to support Microsoft's Windows XP 64-bit OS, after its anticipated release in late 2004.

Parasolid, UGS PLM Solutions' industry leading geometric modeling kernel and the foundation for Unigraphics NX and hundreds of other CAD, CAM and CAE solutions worldwide, has been fully tested on the AMD Opteron processor in both the 32-bit and 64-bit environments, and is being made available immediately to Parasolid application developers. Fully supported Parasolid-based applications running in these environments are expected to begin shipping to end users upon availability of the appropriate Windows XP OS.

"Many of our CAD customers modeling very large assemblies are reaching the limits of 32-bit addressing," said Chris Brosz, vice president of Technical Operations, UGS PLM Solutions. "In order to continue to provide these customers with the same high levels of performance and support they are accustomed to, we believe it is important to make our product development solutions available on 64-bit platforms like the AMD Opteron processor. The Opteron's ability to run existing 32-bit Windows applications without modification, while offering a true 64-bit computing environment, will benefit customers in their migration to 64-bit computing."

About UGS PLM Solutions

UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million seats of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to create solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM. For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com or www.eds.com.

About EDS

EDS, the world's most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS' core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS' two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world's leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company's stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges.

Note: Unigraphics and Parasolid are registered trademarks of UGS PLM Solutions 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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