FOR RELEASE Tuesday, April 11, 2005
NEPCON Shanghai and PLANO, Texas – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Alcatel-Shanghai Bell, a leading Chinese telecommunicationsolutionsprovider, has selected its Tecnomatix eM-ExecutionTM solution to help the company support its printed circuit board assembly operations and to provide traceability support and lead free compliance to meet customer and regulatory requirements.
An existing customer productively using UGS’ TecnomatixTM NPI solutions for PCB Assembly and Test for over five years, Alcatel-Shanghai Bell chose the full suite of eM-Execution solutions following an extensive competitive evaluation process.
Alcatel-Shanghai Bell will implement eM-Execution to provide full component, product and process traceability to comply with both customer and regulatory requirements. Alcatel-Shanghai Bell is also the launch customer for the new eM-Execution Lead Free solution as it prepares to meet the July 1, 2006 RoHS regulations.
“As the leading telecom solutions provider, we will continue to improve our product and process traceability to ensure quick response to market demands. We rely on UGS to furtherimproveourshop floor data collection, analysis and managementtomeet the new Lead Free regulations,” said Mr. Martin Lehnich,ExecutiveVicePresidentof Alcatel Shanghai Bell.
“Alcatel-Shanghai Bell’s latest selection of UGS Tecnomatix marks one of the most comprehensive shop floor implementations we have ever been involved with in the electronics industry. We are especially proud of this selection given the extensive evaluation process,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of products, UGS. “With the recently completed acquisition of Tecnomatix by UGS, we have created the world’s leading manufacturing technology and solutions provider, and this selection firmly establishes UGS and its Tecnomatix products as the preferred manufacturing solution for global electronics manufacturers.”
Tecnomatix is the digital manufacturing brand of UGS, which acquired Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. on April 1. Tecnomatix is the most widely-used digital manufacturing solution, enabling organizations to design, simulate and execute production processes. Digital manufacturing is a critical component of product lifecycle management, helping businesses increase profitability by improving the way products are built. More than 5,000 companies worldwide – including BMW, Lockheed-Martin and Anheuser-Busch – are using Tecnomatix to reduce operating costs, accelerate product introductions and shorten time to volume while maintaining high levels of product and process quality. Tecnomatix leverages the UGS Open Manufacturing Backbone, which facilitates integration with other UGS solutions, as well as third-party systems. With Tecnomatix, UGS brings together best-of-breed digital manufacturing solutions, deep process expertise and a proven knowledge management foundation spanning the entire product lifecycle. For more information visit: www.ugs.com/tecnomatix.
About Alcatel-Shanghai Bell
Alcatel Shanghai Bell is the first foreign-invested company limited by shares in the telecommunications sector in China, with Alcatel holding 50%+1 shares and Chinese shareholders holding the remainder. The multi-billion dollar telecom technology leader delivers end-to-end telecommunications solutions and high-quality services, covering the fixed, mobile networking, broadband access, intelligent optical networking, multimedia solutions and network applications. It also has a key international R&D center with full access to Alcatel’s global technology pool, developing original technology for use in China and export to Alcatel’s customers worldwide. With 6,500 employees, an advanced manufacturing center, and the most extensive sales and support network in China, it is the only company capable of meeting the global needs of Chinese customers. For more information, visit Alcatel Shanghai Bell on the Internet athttp://www.alcatel-sbell.com.cn.
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. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, 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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