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06 December 2005

UGS Provides New Digital Manufacturing Solution for the Greater China Market to Boost Manufacturers’ Productivity, Lower Operation Costs and Facilitate Regulatory Compliance

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, December 6, 2005

BEIJINGand TAIPEI– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announcedits commitment to the Greater China digital manufacturing market with the local launch ofTecnomatix™ Version 7 software for Electronicsthat enables customers to optimize manufacturing performance while ensuring regulatory compliance.  

To support Greater China’s global manufacturing leadership, UGS serves the local market throughdigitalmanufacturing competency teams in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taiwan. UGS has alsoexpanded itsShanghai-based development organization to focus on regional localization and platform support.

UGS worked closely with key customers in GreaterChina to ensure its release met critical business requirementsfor the market, particularly in regulatory compliance, by extending the solution’s ability to capture and trace virtually every manufacturing event from component level to final product shipment.

“We have worked with UGS over the past year, implementing the Tecnomatix for Electronics solution eight months ago,” said James Zhu CIO of Alcatel-Shanghai Bell. “UGS has demonstrated a deep understanding of electronics manufacturing and has proven its ability to deliver critical solutions. We are very pleased with their progress and believe that this new release will further facilitate our compliance efforts by providing a complete manufacturing traceability solution.”

Being inthe fastest growing electronics manufacturing region, Chinese manufacturersneed tools to deal with an increasingly complex business environment,”saidHans-Kurt Lübberstedt, executive vice president of Asia Pacific, UGS. “Tecnomatix for Electronics Version 7 helps Greater China customers transform their process of innovation and is a major milestone in our commitment to this market. UGS isnowuniquely positioned to address this market’s core business requirements, enabling process planning improvement and increasing production quality while facilitating stringent regulatory compliance.”

Integrated functionality tailored to electronics industry needs

Tecnomatix for Electronicsautomates and streamlines all key product planning and execution processes, enabling electronics manufacturers to systematically enhance product delivery, cost and quality in an increasingly competitive industry and challenging regulatory environment.  

§        RoHS (Lead-Free) compliance support
As the RoHS deadline approaches, UGS has worked with global customers in developing MES solutions that facilitate compliance strategies by assuring that production is compliant from component level through final product assembly.

§        Stockroom to ship traceability
Tecnomatix for Electronics provides a custom designed traceability solution for electronics manufacturing by collecting stockroom to shipping traceability at the component, board, surface mount technology (SMT) line and final box assembly level.

§        Real-time production control
As a web-based, out-of-the box solution, Tecnomatix for Electronics can interface directly with today’s electronics shop-floor, including the most commonly used production equipment, enabling real-time production control and improving overall equipment efficiency. 

§        Facilitates continuous process improvement
Tecnomatix for Electronics facilitates continuous process improvement by designing, capturing and reusing best manufacturing strategies that eliminate errors during production launch and shorten the durations of new product introduction (NPI) efforts.

§        Optimize line setup for high mix production
Tecnomatix for Electronics allows manufacturers to achieve common setup across several manufacturing jobs which may result in some cases in significantly increased manufacturing uptimes of 50 percent or more.

Please visit www.ugs.com/products/tecnomatix to learn more about Tecnomatix for Electronics.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 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, Tecnomatix 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.

 

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently filed with the SEC.  UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.