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UGS to Integrate Technology from Jilin University


UGS today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Jilin University (JLU) to integrate one-step formability analysis technology developed by JLU into NX™ software, UGS’ digital product development solution. The technology, developed by JLU’s Institute of Auto-body and Die Engineering (IADE) helps improve design and manufacturing processes and is expected to be available in NX commercially in the third quarter of 2006.

“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with talented researchers and engineers from Jilin University who share UGS’ vision in innovation and knowledge sharing to provide the best cutting-edge technology for our customers,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of Products, UGS. “This partnership is a testament to the success of UGS’ GO PLM™ (Global Opportunities in Product Life cycle Management) initiative as well as our overall commitment to China.”

“Jilin University is very honored that UGS, a global leader in PLM, has validated our research efforts,” said Professor Ping Hu, Dean of IADE of Jilin University. “We remain committed to the success of the Jilin University/UGS Digital Manufacturing Education Centers to equip designers and engineers’ with the latest knowledge to design products. Our cooperation with UGS enables the graduates of Jilin University, especially those with NX Certifications, to be even better placed to offer employers value in today’s competitive job market.”

The Institute of Auto-body and Die Engineering is one of the beneficiaries of UGS’ GO PLM™ Initiatives. In November 2005, UGS granted NX and NX Nastran software with a retail value of US$169 million and technical support to Jilin University and set up the Jilin University/UGS Digital Manufacturing Education Centers to help develop Certified NX Specialists for China’s growing economy.

NX transforms the entire product development process to enhance design quality and increase efficiency. More than a suite of integrated CAD, CAM and CAE applications, NX goes beyond individual and departmental productivity to improve efficiency in the overall process, and at each step in the process. A comprehensive solution, NX is built on an open foundation and advanced technologies that directly support initiatives to transform business processes.


Date: August 14, 2006