24 March 2003

Solid Edge Computer-Aided Design Contest Winners Named By EDS

PLANO, Texas -- EDS today announced the winners of the annual Solid Edge® de sign contest, honoring users of its award-winning 3D solid modeling computer-aid ed design software for their mechanical engineering accomplishments. Solid Edge customers entered more than 150 design projects from around the world . Development managers and the global executive team from Solid Edge selected fo ur winners in four categories: part design, part images, assembly design and ass embly image. In addition, Solid Edge customers attending the 5th Annual Solid Ed ge Global Summit last month in Orlando, Florida selected two Users’ Choice winners. “These 150 entries show that the Solid Edge community of users leads the wo rld in mechanical design,” said Bruce Boes, vice president of Solid Edge gl obal marketing and business strategy at EDS. “The breadth and high quality of the projects reflects very well on the individual designers as well as the So lid Edge product.” Winners and their images are posted at http://www.solidedge.com/gallery/designs/d efault.htm. Category Winners Winner of the part design category is Martin Berry of David Brown Engineering Lt d. in Penistone, England, for his machined casting of a gear case. Bjorn Holmgre n of Tour & Andersson AB in Ljung, Sweden, won the part image category for his v alve body cast in brass. Taking the assembly design award was Jeffrey Berger of Fin-el LLC in Indianapoli s, Indiana, for his race car that competes in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand Am Road Racing series. Mario Baumgartner of Funworld AG in Schorfling, Au stria, won the assembly image category for his work on the company’s Spirit 2.1, one of the latest generation of electronic gaming terminals. The four category winners receive a CadMan 3D Controller, cordless keyboard and optical mouse from 3D connexion, a Logitech company. Users’ Choice Winners Two additional design projects were honored by popular vote by Solid Edge users attending their annual user group conference last month (Global Summit). Jeffrey Berger’s design of the race car noted above took top honors from hi s fellow users. He receives a new computer workstation from Advanced Micro Devic es, Inc. (AMD). Runner-up in the users’ choice competition was Hans Boch of J.A. Becker & Sohne in Erlenbach, Germany. He receives a new computer workstati on from MaxVision Corp. The Solution Solid Edge from EDS is po werful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insigh t and to reduce time to market, increase quality and lower cost. The exclusive S olid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly with in CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enha ncing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge’s superior core mo deling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and t heir related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid Edge user commun ity is comprised of designers at thousands of companies and universities, includ ing, Amana, Philips Broadcasting Systems, Pella Windows, Alcoa, NEC Engineering, Volvo, and Yale University using more than 135,000 seats worldwide. The Solid E dge Voyager Program includes 160 integrated complementary, engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions. About EDS EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, bus iness transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the wor ld’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customer s’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearn ey, serves the world’s leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS re ported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2002. The company’s stock is traded on the N ew York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Note to editors: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of EDS or its subsidiarie s 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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