May 21 2009

Global Unichip Expands Implementation of Dassault Systèmes Solution to manage IC-Design Operation Process

ENOVIA PLM Helps to Reduce Purchase Order Response Time while Doubling Issue Resolution Rate

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, May 21—Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW: 3443), the leading fabless ASIC and SoC design foundry has expanded the deployment of ENOVIA PLM solutions to streamline service and design lifecycle management. By facilitating cross-enterprise process integration, the implementation will enable GUC to enhance its core competency with flexible order management capabilities helping to increase competitiveness amid the global downturn.

“GUC chose Dassault Systèmes as a PLM service partner based upon its capability to create a robust, powerful platform and provide best-practice, highly customized solutions through a professional service team”, said Albert Li, Design Development Division Director, GUC Taiwan. “IC design and implementation require tight control of quality and yield rate for the optimal cost scenario. Efficiency is essential. It is a must that we complete all the design project deliverables before the delivery time. ENOVIA PLM solution has provided an effective way for GUC to address these challenges.”

With more than 100 annual projects in development across 20 distributed Lotus Notes systems incorporating offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea, North America and Europe, GUC faced the challenge of effectively managing data in a highly complex environment. The ENOVIA PLM solution has enabled the company to create a centralized view of the company’s information facilitating improved coordination and collaboration among IP providers, IC design partners, wafer manufacturers, IC testers and packagers.

By implementing ENOVIA PLM, GUC has refined and enhanced its design operation process. Purchase order reporting time has been reduced dramatically owing to increased visibility and synchronization of information processing that enables real-time updates of data for both users within the enterprise and business partners. Meanwhile, the company’s issue resolution rate more than doubled as project management and execution improved considerably by means of common working platform. And automatically generated reports have been vital in reducing complexity and keeping track of project progress and exceptions.

“Dassault Systèmes PLM solution has enabled GUC to increase its design-win confidence through offering competitive pricing supported by precise cost estimation,” noted Bernard Parrenin, general manager of Dassault Systèmes Taiwan. “At the same time, the customer has been successful in lowering expenditure by productive utilization of project manpower that reduces superfluous costs incurred from potential project delays. The ability to forecast shipment volume and schedule has also maximized GUC’s price negotiation advantage.”

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