AREVA Names ANSYS Certified Supplier
International Nuclear Energy Leader Recognizes ANSYS as an Organization Essential to its Growth
SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Jul 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has been awarded an AREVA Certified Supplier seal of approval, strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. As a world leader in the nuclear power industry, AREVA works with key suppliers in its efforts to expand operations and develop new markets. It named ANSYS among 170 U.S. and Canadian companies that received this mark of distinction, citing how essential AREVA\'s partners are in deploying activities that support the company\'s growth.
Becoming an AREVA Certified Supplier entailed meeting 25 criteria, such as quality, sustainable development values and competitiveness. Other decisive areas included investment in innovation and R&D, capacity to tackle new markets, and attention to nuclear/occupational safety and the environment.
\"With this distinction, AREVA announces that it intends more than ever to strengthen its relationship with the companies that work closely with them,\" said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc. \"AREVA has had a long-standing relationship with ANSYS and has used our products throughout the world in its nuclear energy applications. In fact, ANSYS(R) is AREVA\'s standard solution for mechanical analysis across the enterprise. One application example is design optimization for the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR), one of the first GenIII+ reactors under construction. The completed projects deliver a steady stream of energy with increased reactor safeguards.\"
About AREVA Inc.
In 2008, AREVA purchased nearly $1.5 billion in goods and services from North American suppliers, helping to ensure thousands of jobs among these companies. Together with investments in major infrastructure projects, these purchases are helping AREVA develop CO2-free energy products and services.
As the leading U.S. nuclear vendor and a key player in the electricity transmission and distribution sector, AREVA Inc.\'s 6,000 U.S. energy employees are committed to serving the nation and paving the way for the future of the electricity market. With 45 locations across the nation and nearly $2 billion in energy revenues in 2008, AREVA Inc., through its subsidiaries, combines U.S. leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. In the U.S. and in more than 100 countries around the world, AREVA is engaged in the 21st century\'s greatest challenges: making energy available to all, protecting the planet, and acting responsibly toward future generations.
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 over 1,600 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.
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Date: July 21, 2009