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Universitas Indonesia Deploys ANSYS Academic Products for Teaching and Research


Electronic Design Engineering Simulation Software to Help Develop Workforce to Meet Industry Needs

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2009-- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that the Universitas Indonesia (UI) has chosen to deploy Ansoft™ software from ANSYS within its Depok Campus (West Java), Indonesia. UI is one of the top universities in Indonesia focusing on engineering teaching and research. The Department of Electrical Engineering, UI will use Ansoft academic products from ANSYS for teaching programs and research activities in the telecommunications field. The selected software consists of a high-value technology bundle that features HFSS™ technology, enabling students to address high-frequency (HF), radio frequency (RF) and signal integrity (SI) problems.

“UI is committed to becoming a world-class teaching and research institution, as stated in its vision and mission statement. Deploying Ansoft academic products from ANSYS allows our students to be trained on a cutting-edge commercial electromagnetic simulation tool set along with the underlying numerical methods and physics, making them globally competitive and ready for industry,” said Professor Eko Tjipto Rahardjo, leader of the Antenna Microwave and Propagation Research Group (AMRG), Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. “Using HFSS technology — which is the gold standard for high-frequency electromagnetics in the electronics industry — along with its linkages to mechanical and fluid dynamics solutions from ANSYS will enhance our research capabilities for better collaboration between UI and other world-renowned universities and industry.”

UI\'s Department of Electrical Engineering offers courses on antenna propagation and microwave circuits in the sixth and seventh semesters, respectively. By using HFSS to learn computational techniques in electromagnetics as well as commercial software packages widely used for high-frequency electronic design, students will have a better understanding of 3-D finite element analysis, adaptive and automatic meshing techniques, and accuracy and convergence in the simulation of 3-D structures such as antennas, circulators, couplers and connectors. The engineering simulation tools offer a real-life approach to design tradeoffs.

“A well-trained and industry-ready work force is one of the key obstacles that customers in Indonesia and other ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries face when deploying engineering simulation to become globally competitive,” said Dr. Zol Cendes, chief technology officer and general manager at Ansoft. “UI is one of Indonesia\'s leading teaching and research universities with an eye toward the future: It recognizes that academic products from ANSYS provide unmatched value and commercial-grade technology. Our relationship with UI will help ensure that there is an ANSYS® trained workforce available to the country’s domestic customers and multinational corporations in the aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery and electronics industries.”

ANSYS offers a highly scalable range of engineering simulation software — including electronic design, mechatronic, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, explicit dynamics and electromagnetics — for academic teaching and research applications around the globe. For more information, visit

About Universitas Indonesia and the Department of Electrical Engineering

Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers wide arrays of scientific disciplines. UI simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding academic institution in the world. As a world class research university, UI seeks to achieve the highest level of distinction in the discovery, developing and diffusion of advanced knowledge regionally and globally. In the meanwhile, UI is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to the academic invention and research activities through various scientific programs.

The Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia manages Regular Undergraduate Program of Electrical Engineering (S1), Regular Undergraduate Program of Computer Engineering (S1), Undergraduate International Program (S1), Graduate Program (S2) and Post-Graduate Program (S3). Currently there are several research activities conducted in the department, namely microwave and antenna propagation, wireless and mobile communication, signal processing, renewable energy and microgrids, energy management and economics, multimedia and networking, high voltage and materials technology, power electronics and electric devices, electric power systems, microelectronic and sensor devices, optics and remote sensing, and control and robotics.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,700 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

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Date: June 15, 2009