FOR RELEASE Friday, April 20, 2007
BEIJING – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today revealed details of Version 5 of NX™ software and how it provides Greater Powers to manufacturing industry in the Greater China region at a press briefing held in Beijing. NX 5 is the next generation of UGS® digital product development software designed to help companies develop innovative products faster and more cost-efficiently.
NX 5 delivers breakthrough technologies and usability such as Design Freedom, Active Mockup and NX Your Way, offering more flexibility, coordination, and higher productivity. NX 5 seamlessly integrates CAD/CAM/CAE into a unified, open environment. The latest release provides users a new, extremely intuitive user interface to develop innovative products.
“This year marks the 20th anniversary of UGS’ entrance into China,” said Chuck Yuan, vice president and managing director of Greater China Operations for UGS. “In the past 20 years, UGS has devoted itself to facilitating product innovation by providing state-of-the-art software technologies, thus enabling Chinese enterprises to improve their competitiveness. The launch of NX 5 in Greater China further demonstrates the commitment and determination of UGS to be part of the technology evolution within the Chinese market, as it addresses ever growing needs of the market in Greater China and gives users greater powers to capture knowledge, re-use best practices and achieve standardization.”
NX 5 digital product development system promotes technology innovations by increasing product and process information efficiency. With its unique knowledge-based engineering methods, NX can effectively promote technology innovations and increase the ability of Chinese companies to effectively leverage knowledge across their business. Drawn from extensive experience of serving customers from a wide variety of industries throughout the world, NX can help Chinese users play even more of a critical role in the global innovation network by improving the efficiency of the complete design process, as well as reduce costs and shorten time to market. .
“By using NX, our overall work efficiency is greatly augmented,” said Yang Guotao, CIO of Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd from China. “The consistency of the data of 3D model and the data of 2D drawing has improved from 50 percent to 90 percent, the design cycle was reduced by 40 percent, and processing cycle decreased by 30 percent, while the quality of the product greatly improved. NX knowledge-reuse function reduces initial product design deficiency by 35 percent.”
In Greater China, NX has an extensive range of customers, covering aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech electronics, machinery and consumer products. NX software also facilitates cooperation among enterprises of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, effectively improving general design and manufacturing capabilities in the region.
Hongdu Group was the first NX customer in China 20 years ago and maintains a good partnership with UGS. “Our engineers’ design and numerical control manufacturing capabilities have improved greatly with the aid of UGS’ NX and Teamcenter software,” said Song Likang, CIO of Hongdu Group. “The value brought by the software is far beyond what we expected. They helped us increase design capacity by 30 percent, reduce manufacturing time by 30 percent. Seventy-five percent of our product data are managed by Teamcenter.”
“Based on our many years of experience using NX CAD/CAM, we think its freedom and usability will help us achieve the maximum benefit of style modeling and manufacturing integration as we develop different cars,” said Lousi Sheu, management office director, R&D Center, San Yang Industry Co., Ltd. from Taiwan. “Thus, we will be able to meet market needs faster.”
“With the design solutions and powerful design capabilities of NX software, the efficiency of our product design has improved greatly,” said Li Xincheng, engineering manager of TTI Group in Hong Kong. “Its extraordinary capability in coordination, flexible means of operation, and excellent capability in knowledge convergence has helped us improve our original design models and realize the reuse of product design knowledge. It is simple and easy to use, and thus significantly reduces the internal software training cycle.”
As a recognized leading provider of PLM software, UGS is very committed to the development of Chinese markets with increasing investment to facilitate the transfer of Chinese enterprises from “Made in China” to “Made with China”. In terms of NX software, UGS has cooperated actively with Jilin University and Yancheng Institute of Technology in integrating Chinese technologies into NX software, with a view to further improve the product design and manufacturing processes.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 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.
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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, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 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.