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12 November 2003

Victor Taichung Machinery Works Selects Solid Edge From UGS PLM Solutions As Its Mainstream Computer-Aided Design Software System

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsid iary of EDS, today announced the selection of its Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CAD) software by Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co. Ltd., the largest Taiwanese machine tools builder based in Taichung, Taiwan. Victor Taichung licensed 60 seats of Solid Edge as the first step to replace its 2D and existing mainstream 3D system. The company plans to implement as many a s 60 additional licenses of Solid Edge in the next two phases of its migration t o 3D solid modeling. Solid Edge will be the sole standardized CAD tool within t he research and development department to design machine tool and accessories in the next five years. Victor Taichung cited the Solid Edge product and the support from local Solid Ed ge value-added resellers Tun Far Technology Inc. and CAD Tech Info Co. for the s election. “We believe Solid Edge is a very capable design solution for our company wi th an easy to use interface and process-specific commands plus maneuverable lar ge assemblies management,” said Dr. Kelson Yen, vice president of Victor Ta ichung Machinery. “Even more importantly we are confident in the quality a nd strength of local reseller support, backed by UGS PLM Solutions to make this a rapid and successful implementation.” The Solution Solid Edge from UGS PLM S olutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to D esign with Insight and to reduce time to market, increase quality and lower cost. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capab ilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge&#1 46;s superior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Chang e Orders (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of comp anies and universities, including, Amana, Philips Broadcasting Systems, Pella Wi ndows, Alcoa, NEC Engineering, Volvo, and Yale University using more than 150,00 0 seats worldwide. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 185 integrated comple mentary, engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions. About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients, is the product lifecycle man agement (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its cli ents to create solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The combination of the former ope rations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading product design technologies that ultimately became the backbone of t he PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one building on three decade s of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM. For more information on U GS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com or www.eds.com. About Victor Taichung Machinery Victor Taichung Machinery, the largest machine tools builder in Taiwan, is a lea ding manufacturer of CNC lathe machines, plastic injection machines, CNC machine centers and a machining service provider. Victor Taichung Machinery reported sa les revenue at $110 million (U.S.) in 2000. About EDS EDS, the premier global 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 l eading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in p roduct data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 rev enue 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 to editors: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of EDS or its subsidiarie s 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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