Design & Reuse and Dassault Systemes announce their intent to form a strategic alliance to expand Design & Reuse's B2B leadership position in IP commerce
DAC 2000 - Los Angeles (US) - Grenoble and Suresnes (France), 8 June 2000 - Design & Reuse and Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY) today announced their intent to establish a strategic alliance to reinforce Design & Reuse's B2B leadership position in IP (intellectual property or virtual electronic components) commerce and leverage Dassault Systemes' ENOVIA Solutions for Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Life cycle Management (PLM).
Driven by the acceleration of B2B IP exchange and product integration (System on Chip, mecatronics systems, ?), the electronic industry is today going through significant transformations of its product creation processes impacting the entire product life cycle of many industry sectors (consumer electronics, consumer goods, transportation). Both companies believe that B2B IP commerce solutions will also become key to other industries, for example mechanical industries.
The objective of this alliance is to deliver and extend current Design & Reuse IP solutions taking full advantage of ENOVIA enterprise PLM solutions & infrastructure.
"This alliance with the worldwide market leader in CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM, Dassault Systemes, will be applauded by the electronic market as it dramatically reinforces Design & Reuse?s capability to provide an enterprise solution for IP commerce. It also enables Design & Reuse to establish, in a short period of time, a worldwide sales & marketing network", commented Gabriele Saucier, Chairman of the Board, Design & Reuse.
" The alliance with Design & Reuse is a clear illustration of Dassault Systemes? commitment to the telecommunication and electronic market. Design & Reuse's solutions, supported by a strong ENOVIA e-business PLM infrastructure, will provide all the scalability and the robustness to become the standard Digital Enterprise solution for B2B IP management", added Dominique Florack, Executive Vice-President Research & Development, Dassault Systemes.
Design & Reuse is the worldwide leader as a System on Chip web portal recognized for its efficient B2B forums for IP e- trading based on the IBM WebSphere e-business solution. Design & Reuse has recently launched a well-accepted IP_ML? exchange technology supported by its set of repository and exchange management software.
Dassault Systemes S.A. is the premier global software developer for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM II market, providing companies with e-business solutions to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service. CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA solutions support industry-specific business processes to help unleash creativity and innovation, reduce development cycle time, improve quality, competitiveness and shareholder value: CATIA supports the digital product definition and simulation, DELMIA provides solutions to define and simulate lean digital manufacturing processes and ENOVIA delivers enterprise solutions that manage a comprehensive, collaborative and distributed model of the digital product, processes and resources. The combined integration creates the Digital Product life Pipeline, supporting reuse of corporate knowledge. SolidWorks and SmartSolutions, as Dassault Systemes companies, offer respectively 3D design-centric and TeamPDM software solutions based on Windows.
Information about Design & Reuse is available at http://www.design-reuse.com
Information about Dassault Systemes is available at http://www.dsweb.com
Information about ENOVIA is available at http://www.enovia.com
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