26 June 2002

Oregon Institute Of Technology Selects EDS For Engineering And Technology Programs

PLANO, Texas -- EDS today announced that Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) wi ll implement 100 seats of Unigraphics and Solid Edge software from EDS PLM Solut ions to expand the school’s engineering and technology programs. "Solid Edge and Unigraphics fit perfectly in our current curriculum," said Randy Shih, OIT’s Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology professor. "O ur teaching and learning philosophy is based on an applied approach to technolog y studies. Classroom time is laboratory-intensive, and every program places the student in a high-tech learning environment, beginning the freshmen year. Stude nts will continue to work in the freedom of a real life environment, while learn ing world class software." "OIT’s product lifecycle management (PLM) enhanced curriculum will address the b usiness imperatives that arise from today’s digital economy to challenge the way companies manage their product lifecycles and establish their competitive effec tiveness," said Pat Kruse, president, Americas Operations, EDS PLM Solutions. "W e are pleased to team with OIT’s strong academic leaders and gifted students in improving manufacturing." About Oregon Institute of Technology Located at the foothills of the Cascades, OIT is an ideal setting to those who e njoy the outdoors and recreation. OIT offers a small campus surrounding, featur ing small classes and personal attention. OIT graduates are heavily recruited b y industry and year after year, accept jobs at a starting salary the leads other public universities in Oregon. About EDS EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, bus iness transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the wor ld’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customer s’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subs idiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2001. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchan ge.

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