03 April 2002

ASM Pacific Technology Expands Deployment of Solid Edge Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software from EDS

PLANO, Texas -- EDS reported today that ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. has expanded its deployment of Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CAD) software to include more than 100 licenses. ASM uses Solid Edge from EDS PLM Solutions to model its worldwide line of semiconductor machinery. ASM originally replaced its previous 2D system with 52 licenses of Solid Edge for operations in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia and has now added 50 more.

"Our move to 3D was made in order to reduce design time and lower the number of costly design changes," said Gary Fong, CAD section manager at ASM. "The result has been a very positive impact on downstream processes that speed manufacturing."

ASM also cited Solid Edge Insight technology for its decision to expand on its current use of Solid Edge. ASM designs machinery with thousands of parts and faces the common challenge to keep its working designs up to date. "We have seen a great need for an efficient and easy-to-use design management system that is part of the CAD product and manages the product structure, while securely maintaining the links between files. We are glad to see that Solid Edge has taken an industry lead with the Insight technology innovation," Fong said.

In its selection decision, ASM also cited Solid Edge’s interoperability with another EDS PLM Solutions product, Unigraphics, for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). "Our high-end CAM needs will be easily met because of the tight integration between Solid Edge and Unigraphics," said Fong.

About Solid Edge

Solid Edge from EDS is powerful, 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software that can reduce manufacturing companies’ time-to-market by an achievable 50 percent. Solid Edge empowers designers of machinery, automotive tooling, electro-mechanical and other products to easily and quickly create, capture and share product knowledge across the entire engineering organization.

Design with Insight: Exclusive Solid Edge Insight knowledge-sharing technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD to provide better quality products, lower costs, and shorter delivery cycles. Thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering and Volvo, cite Solid Edge for its innovative design capabilities and ease of use.

The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes more than 150 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.

About ASM Pacific Technology Ltd.

ASM Pacific Technology Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, with operations in Shenzhen, China, Singapore and Malaysia, is a dominant global supplier of a full line of assembly and packaging equipment for the semiconductor industry. With its strong financial strength and R&D resources, ASMPT offers its customers total solution in process innovation, package development and factory automation. ASMPT is 55 percent owned by ASM International N.V. ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd. trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the symbol: 0522. For more information, visit ASMPT’s web site at www.asmpacific.com.

About EDS

EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management-consulting subsidiary, 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 Exchange. This contract was signed in the fourth quarter of 2001 and was included in the total for fourth quarter business signings announced along with the company’s annual results on February 7.

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