PLANO, Texas -- EDS today announced leading product lifecycle management (PLM) c onsulting and research firm CIMdata Inc has named EDS as the leader in the compu ter-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market based on revenue generated from th e sale of NC software and related services for the second year in a row. CIMdata includes this ranking information in its recently released Version 12 ed ition of the CIMdata NC Software and Services Market Assessment Report. This rep ort measures and segments the CAM software market, ranks NC software suppliers b ased on CIMdata estimates, and identifies and discusses market and technology tr ends. The EDS manufacturing product set is extremely impressive, said Alan Christman, CIMdata vice president and noted authority on NC software and market trends. The range of manufacturing applications, depth of functionality, data integration, and knowledge based orientation go a long way in establishing EDS strong market presence and reputation in CAM. Additionally, the compan ys commitment to manufacturing, not only in the area of product developmen t but also in deployed resources and viable marketing programs, has resulted in a very sound strategy and direction for the companys CAM software suite.&# 148; Our CAM software sales have remained strong in a tough market environment, said David Primrose, vice president, NX Business Strategy & Marketing, ED S PLM Solutions. While global manufacturing has been affected by the negat ive economic setting over the past 18 months, we have seen a steady increase in our CAM revenues. Along with CIMdata and the worldwide NC software suppliers in general, we are optimistic that the overall market will show a growing increase during the balance of 2003 and into 2004. Our products enjoy a well-built reputa tion, and our clients can look to us to deliver superior products to meet their CAM requirements. EDS CAM solutions are part of thecompanys NX portfolio of CAD/CAM/CAE software. NX CAM tools include a wide range of capabilities to meet component machining requirements (planar milling, 3-axis contour milling, multi-axis milling, turning and mill/turning, as well a s wire EDM). The NX CAM product is one of the most established systems in a mar ket where reliability and proven capability are key characteristics of the most successful products.
About EDS EDS, the worlds largest independent information technology services compan y, provides strategy, implementation, business transformation and operational so lutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the dig ital economy. EDS brings together the worlds best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, c ollaborate in new ways, establish their customers trust and continuously s eek improvement. EDS, with its management-consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the worlds leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2002. The companys stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange.