FOR RELEASE Monday, May 2, 2005
2005 PLM World Conference, DALLAS, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced its plans to add the Linux open source operating system to the list of supported environments for Teamcenter® and NX™ solutions, the company’s flagship digital product lifecycle and digital product development software portfolios respectively.
Chuck Grindstaff, UGS executive vice president of PLM Products made the announcement at the 2005 PLM World Conference in Dallas, Texas, during his keynote product strategy presentation. In response to growing customer demand, Teamcenter and NX are both being ported to the Linux environment on x64 technology, the 64-bit architecture supported by AMD and Intel. The PLM World Conference is the annual conference for users of UGS software, the world’s largest PLM user community.
“Linux on x64 is attractive for many of our customers,” said Grindstaff. “Linux offers an excellent migration path for our UNIX® customers looking to move to the price performance benefits and multiple offerings available in x64 based workstations. The x64 platform also permits 64-bit applications to address large amounts of memory facilitating the development of large, complex models. In addition, since the x64 is backward compatible with the x86 architecture, customers can run the latest 64-bit applications along with any existing 32-bit applications on the same machine.”
UGS is expected to begin shipping completed products starting in Q4 of 2005, with additional products following in 2006. Initial support will be for Novell’s SUSE™ Linux Desktop and Enterprise Server 9.
“Having a mature and established platform is critical to enable UGS to develop, deliver and support our products with the quality our customers expect,” said Chris Brosz, vice president of Technical Operations, UGS. “Linux has evolved from a do-it-yourself project, to an integrated and supported operating environment with the necessary tools for development.”
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide. 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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