11 August 2004

UGS Announces Support for HP Workstations with Intel-based EM64T Technology

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, August 11, 2004

PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading globalproviderof product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced support for the HP Workstation xw6200 and xw8200, based on the latest Intel® Xeon™ processors introduced in June.

These HP workstations, which provide 32-bit performance and support for 64-bit extensions in the future, are the first available Intel Xeon-based workstations to support UGS’ NX 2 and Parasolid® V16.0.  Featuring a convenient “tool-less” chassis design with the latest processor and system chip technology from Intel and offering PCI Express graphics from leading technology vendors, HP Workstations are the ideal platform for UGS’ most demanding customers.

“UGS and HP have had a close working relationship for more than 17 years with a mutual goal of ensuring that we deliver the highest quality and best performance products to our customers as quickly as possible and then back them up with world-class support,” said Chris Brosz, vice president of Technical Operations for UGS.  “In order to help UGS continue to deliver the same high levels of quality, support and quick time-to-market that our customers expect, HP has dedicated on-site resources at our facilities to provide rapid certification and workstation support for our customers’ needs.”

Close collaboration

UGS and HP worked closely together to ensure that NX 2, UGS’ premier digital product development solution, and V16.0 of Parasolid, the world’s most popular component software for geometric solid modeling, would support the new HP Workstations as 32-bit applications immediately.  In addition, the companies have collaborated to ensure that future releases of both software products will support and take advantage of the available 64-bit extensions.  The companies’ development relationship also continues to provide ongoing certification, tuning and support of HP products.

“At HP, we believe a great workstation experience goes way beyond the hardware -- and is a delicate balance of great technology, key relationships and years of expertise,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and worldwide marketing manager, Workstations Global Business Unit at HP.  “Since 1987, HP and UGS have been working together to perfect their solutions running on our hardware -- providing customers with the right balance of performance and power for all their design needs.” 

HP is a Strategic Partner in the global UGS Partner Program.  For more information on this program please visitwww.ugs.com/partners.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 


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