FOR RELEASE Wednesday, December 13, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that for the third year in a row, leading PLM industry analyst firm CIMdata, Inc. has recognized UGS as the leading provider of collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) software for the High Tech and Electronics (HTE) industry.
The ranking, based on 2005 revenues generated by software and related sales to companies in the HTE industry, is included in CIMdata’s PLM Market Analysis 2006 Report, Module 2. This annual report provides an in-depth look at the cPDm portion of the PLM market by geographic regions and industry segmentation.
“High Tech and Electronics companies have been major adopters of cPDm technology and methods,” said Ken Amann, CIMdata’s director of research. “For the past few years, UGS has been the revenue leader in supplying cPDm solutions to this growing industry.”
UGS® software is widely used globally at the leading HTE companies, including the top semiconductor and mobile phone manufacturers, four of the top five consumer electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), three of the top five semiconductor equipment manufacturers, and eight of the top 10 contract manufacturers. In the first half of 2006 alone, the company signed more than 30 contracts with leading global companies in the HTE industry.
“This ranking is a reflection of UGS’ ability to deliver solutions that enable high tech and electronics companies to develop innovative products that capture the imagination of consumers, while speeding product development cycles, facilitating regulatory compliance, enabling value chain synchronization and improving production efficiencies,” said Tom Maurer, global director, High Tech & Electronics at UGS. “We are pleased that CIMdata recognizes our position as the clear leader in the HTE industry segment.”
UGS’ product offerings for the HTE industry are developed using the knowledge and expertise gained from years of experience working with the world’s leading HTE manufacturers to address core business processes, including environmental compliance management, program planning and control, manufacturing process management, digital simulation, component and vendor management, platform development and systems configuration and software product management.
UGS’ PLM suite includes Teamcenter® software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely-used PLM portfolio; NX® software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution; Tecnomatix™ software, UGS’ digital manufacturing portfolio and Solid Edge® software, UGS’ industry-leading, 3D computer-aided design (CAD) solution.
For more information about UGS in the HTE industry, visit www.ugs.com/industries/hte.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 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.
Note: UGS, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix, NX, Solid Edge and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
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.