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08 September 2005

UGS’ NX Digital Product Development Software Exploits New Multi-Core Processor Technology with up to 50 Percent Performance Increase

FOR RELEASE Thursday, September 8, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced its NX digital product development software has demonstrated a performance increase of up to 50 percent for certain tasks running on the new multi-core processors from Intel and AMD.  Because of its long-standing and close working relationship with both Intel and AMD, UGS was able to leverage the modern architecture of its NX application to immediately support multi-core technology.

“Our customers rely on UGS’ NX software to rapidly perform complex design, analysis and manufacturing tasks as they continue to push the limits of digital product development technology,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, PLM Products, UGS.  “By delivering full support for the new multi-core processors on the day they shipped, UGS continues to lead the PLM industry by providing our customers with the performance they need to continue developing the world’s most advanced and innovative new products.”

State-of-the-art NX architecture delivers immediate benefits

In order to take advantage of multi-core technology, software applications need to employ a state-of-the-art “multi-threaded” architecture.  Because NX is built on Parasolid, UGS’ multi-threaded component software for geometric modeling, it was able to exploit the new technology immediately.  In house testing showed a performance increase of as much as 50 percent for several NX functions.

·        Geometry creation functions such as Boolean operations, offsetting complex surfaces and generation of draft and taper on components such as castings.

·        Geometry analysis functions such as mass property calculation and geometry verification.

·        Viewing functions such as hidden-line removal.

Multi-core technology places multiple processors on a single chip, thus delivering the advantages of symmetric multi-processing at an affordable price.  Workstations with multi-core processors from Intel and AMD are available today.

 

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, Teamcenter, Solid Edge, NX and Parasolid are trademarks or registered trademark 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.

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Jim Phelan
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