Aug 08 2007

Dassault Systèmes Simplifies Semiconductor Design with Microsoft Visual Studio Integration

First solution to co-manage data from electronic design automation to embedded software, ENOVIA MatrixOne Synchronicity DesignSync plug-in enables greater communication and collaboration

LOWELL, Mass., Aug. 8, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a new plug-in for its industry leading semiconductor design management solution, ENOVIA MatrixOne Synchronicity DesignSync 5.0, which allows programmers working in Microsoft® Visual Studio® to access, manage and collaborate on DesignSync files from within their familiar desktop environment without having to learn new tools. The Visual Studio plug-in is available with the newly released DesignSync Windows OS product and is compatible with Visual Studio 2003.NET and 2005.NET.

“Software is an integral part of the integrated circuit design process, and anything that takes a software programmer out of his or her design environment costs companies time, money and accuracy,” said John Stanglewicz, director, Product Management, ENOVIA MatrixOne, Dassault Systèmes. “This latest addition to ENOVIA MatrixOne Synchronicity DesignSync adds a transparent link from one of the most widely used software design environment, Microsoft Visual Studio, to every other user in the design process.”

DesignSync enables programmers using a variety of electronic design automation (EDA) tools from vendors such as Cadence, Synopsis and Mentor Graphics to share files through easy pull down menus and tool bar access without having to toggle through a variety of systems. In addition, based on ENOVIA MatrixOne’s “EDA Data Awareness™” approach, DesignSync is the only solution that enables semiconductor companies to co-manage their hardware and related software designs in the same Design Data Management (DDM) environment – crucial to managing the inherent complexity of the multi-file binary objects and databases produced by EDA tools.

Launched in February 2007, ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync® 5.0 is the latest version of the company's semiconductor design data management platform and is the industry’s first unified design data management (DDM) system to span the entire semiconductor design chain, from specification through the completed integrated circuit. More than 120 organizations, including 13 of the top 15 semiconductor companies, take advantage of ENOVIA MatrixOne’s 10 years of experience in the industry to boost design productivity, reduce design and development costs, leverage design expertise, improve quality, and accelerate time to market.