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ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. to Accelerate Electronic Product Innovation with Dassault Systèmes

Time and Cost Reduction Key to ASUS Selection of Abaqus FEA Software from SIMULIA

 

Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, March 26, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS), a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, has selected Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand to accelerate innovative product design, performance, and reliability with realistic simulation solutions.

ASUS has won numerous awards for innovation and quality in the field of inboard computer components and peripherals and has ranked in BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100 for 10 straight years. In 2007, one in three desktop PCs sold was powered by an ASUS motherboard. The addition of Abaqus FEA to their product development process will allow ASUS to significantly reduce time and costs while maintaining their focus on excellence.

“The extremely quick pace of innovation, particularly in the electronic industry, makes it critical to diminish time-to-market as much as possible,” stated Benson Chan, Manager, Analysis Design Section, Mechanical & Industrial Design Center, ASUS. “Abaqus FEA will enable our engineering teams to reduce costly, time consuming physical tests by using virtual simulations such as mobile phone drop, twisting, bending simulation, hinge-operating simulation, pressure-on-NB cover simulation, and others.”

“Our number one goal is to help our customers be more successful by providing the most reliable and realistic simulation technology as well as the best services and support in the industry,” stated Ken Short, VP Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “By selecting Abaqus FEA, ASUS is affirming that our robust simulation solutions will give them a competitive advantage by enabling ASUS to evaluate product performance faster and more affordably.”

About SIMULIA

SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and SIMULIA SLM for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit www.simulia.com .

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com .

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

Tim Webb (SIMULIA)                          tim.webb@3ds.com                             +1 (401) 276-8105

Derek Lane (DS Americas)               derek.lane@3ds.com                          +1 (818) 673-2243

CJ Lin (DS AP)                                   cj.lin@3ds.com                                     +86 21 3856 8039

Arnaud Malherbe (DS EMEA)            arnaud.malherbe@3ds.com             +33 (0)1 55 49 87 73

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Date: March 26, 2009