21 February 2007

In-kind Software Grant from UGS Valued at $27 Million Provides Stony Brook University a Next Generation Digital Product Design and Development System

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, February 21, 2007


STONY BROOK, New York and PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Stony Brook University today announced an in-kind software grant with a list price commercial value of $27 million that will provide faculty and students of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) with a next generation digital product design and development system.


StonyBrook University is receiving UGS’ Solid Edge® software, the industry-leading 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software, as well as UGS’ NX® software suite, the industry’s broadest suite of integrated CAD, CAE and CAM applications, which address the full range of design, engineering and manufacturing activities in the product development process.


“The availability of this industry-leading computer-aided engineering software greatly enhances the value of student education and opens many doors for instructional and research development at Stony Brook as well as industrial outreach to small to mid-sized businesses across New York State,” said Fu-pen Chiang, Mechanical Engineering Department chairman.  “In our Department of Mechanical Engineering, UGS’ software will be used throughout the undergraduate and graduate curricula for courses in computer-aided drafting, machine design, computer integrated design and manufacturing, as well as design projects.  CEWIT will benefit from this outstanding and generous technology contribution as well.”


 “This software will allow us to shorten the time necessary to develop solutions for our partners,” said Satya Sharma, director of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and IT.  “The center is a next generation research and educational facility and is an unparalleled resource for technology companies interested in cost effective and locally secure R&D.”


 “Bringing the right products to market at the right time is a key business driver for today’s most competitive companies,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president, Global Marketing for UGS.  “And providing software to leading academic institutions like Stony Brook University empowers students who are our future engineers and encourages them to tie into global innovation networks that the world’s leading manufacturers are leveraging to build the most innovative products.”


About Stony Brook University

StonyBrook University is a leading research university with more than 1,900 faculty, 22,000 students and is located on the North Shore of Long Island, 50 miles east of New York City.  The University offers 119 undergraduate majors and minors, 102 master’s programs, 40 doctoral programs, and 32 graduate certificate programs. Stony Brook faculty members have been honored with Nobel Prize in Economics, Physics, and Medicine as well as National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology.  It is one of ten universities given a National Science Foundation recognition award for integrating research and education.


About GO PLM

UGS made this grant through its Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management (GO PLM™) initiative, which leads the PLM industry in the commercial value of in-kind grants it provides at more than US$4 billion annually.  In 2006, UGS announced grants to institutions in China worth more than US$1.1 billion alone.  UGS’ GO PLM initiative brings together five complementary programs focused on academic partnership; community relations; regional productivity; youth and displaced worker development; and the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) program.  The initiative provides PLM technology to more than 870,000 students annually at nearly 8,700 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from grade schools to graduate engineering research programs.


About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 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, GO PLM, NX, Solid Edge 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.