09 October 2003

Prestigious Ritsumeikan University in Japan Completes Major Implementation of Solid Edge® Computer-Aided Design Software System From EDS

PLANO, Texas -- EDS today announced that Ritsumeikan University in Japan has sel ected and successfully implemented its Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CA D) software. The internationally acclaimed university implemented 2,000 seats of Solid Edge i n classrooms and laboratories focused on the school’s mechanical design aut omation curriculum. In addition, more than 15,000 students have been given acces s to Solid Edge throughout the university’s Biwako-Kusatsu campus. "Ritsumeikan provides an excellent environment to prepare mechanical engineers f or careers among the thousands of companies where Solid Edge is providing major productivity gains already,” said Haruyoshi Iida, president for EDS PLM Sol utions in Japan. Solid Edge’s innovative implementation centers on the Ritsumeikan Universit y Media Resource Center, which is equipped with an integrated system that connec ts educational and research systems, academic information systems with electroni c library functions, and administrative information systems. “We are committed to educational and research innovations to ensure that ou r graduates will be able to play leading roles in international society,” s aid Engineering Professor Toru Watanabe in Ritsumeikan University’s Departm ent of Robotics. “The Solid Edge implementation through our new Media Resou rce Center follows that goal by delivering the world’s best mechanical engi neering tools into the creative hands of our students.” The Solution Solid Edge from EDS is po werful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Ins ight and to reduce time to market, improve quality and lower cost. The exclu sive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directl y within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization an d enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by SolidEdge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineerin g Change Orders (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The exte nsive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of compan ies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyag er Program includes 185 integrated engineering software applications and compute r hardware solutions. About Ritsumeikan Ritsumeikan was established 130 years ago as a private academy in Kyoto. Since t hen, it has expanded to comprise of two universities, such as Ritsumeikan Univer sity and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, three junior, and three senior hig h schools, collectively known as the Ritsumeikan Academy, which is now an intern ationally recognized institution with about 34,000 students. Ritsumeikan Univers ity’s Biwako-Kusatsu campus in Shiga emphasizes multidisciplinary studies center ed on its Integrated Institute of Arts and Science, and promotes research in clo se cooperation with businesses, governmental agencies and communities. Visit Ritsumeikan for more information. 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 ser vices, 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 PLM Solutions, a leader in produ ct data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company&#14 6;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 itssubsidiaries 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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