COLOGNE, Germany and PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle ma nagement (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced the Rofin Group in Germany has selected Solid Edge® as its computer-aided design (CAD) system across five company sites. The Rofin Groups initial order for 44 licenses of Solid Edge will be deplo yed across each site. Additional implementation within Rofin and for company sub sidiaries in the United States and Europe is being considered. Rofin Group evalu ated and benchmarked four software packages across more than 70 specific criteri a before selecting Solid Edge. We were excited about the 3D modeling and 2D drafting functionality, said Wolfgang Prem, manager for information technology and design at the Rofin Group. Also convincing was Solid Edges ease of use and product stabi lity. In addition to evaluating CAD software packages, the Rofin Group also examined t he potential implementation partners and cited the quality of PBU CAD-Systeme, a certified Solid Edge value-added reseller located in Aichach, Germany, as a con tributing factor in its selection. PBU CAD-Systeme was well prepared and showed us exactly what we needed to see and contributed in a large part to our selection of Solid Edge, said P rem.
from UGS PLM S olutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Desi gn with Insight and achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction, while increasing top line revenues. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into desi gn intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, compl emented by Solid Edge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, greatly ea ses the design of increasingly complex products required to meet continually cha nging market demands. Theextensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of c ompanies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering software applications and co mputer hardware solutions.
About the Rofin Group
With operational headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, and Hamburg, Germany, Rofin -Sinar Technologies Inc. designs, develops, engineers and manufactures laser sou rces and laser-based system solutions for a wide range of applications. With pro duction facilities in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan, Rofin-Sinar is one of the worlds leading designers and manufacturer s of industrial lasers and currently has more than 16,000 laser units installed worldwide serving more than 2,500 customers. Rofin-Sinar’s shares trade on the N ASDAQ National Market System under the symbol RSTI and are listed in Germany in the "Prime Standard" of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ISIN US7750431022. Ad ditional information is available on Rofin-Sinar’s home page:
About PBU CAD Systeme
PBU CAD-Systeme GmbH was founded in 1998. The company has continuously expanded its presence in the German and Austrian marketplace. From company headquarters i n Aichach near Munich and with subsidiaries in Linz and Vienna the PBU team toda y supports more than 250 customers in the computer aided product development ind ustry. With more than 1,400 installed software licenses in the area of CAD-CAM-C AE-PDM PBU, CAD-Systeme is one or the most successful resellers for UGS PLM Solu tions and SmarTeam, ranking as Europes third largest Solid Edge reseller a nd among the top 10 resellers of SmarTeam.
About UGS PLM Solutions
UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidia ry of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to create solutio ns enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capt ure the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies i ncluding Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, co llaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM. For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit
EDS, the worlds most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers su perior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the worlds leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions , a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software . With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the
Fortune 500. The companys stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London st ock exchanges. Note: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its sub sidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, reg istered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders. The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, includin g statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond EDS’ control, whic h could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For info rmation concerning these risks and uncertainties, see EDS’ most recent Form 10-Q . EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-look ing statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwi se.