May 18 2009

INSIDE Contactless Improves Global Collaboration and Design Cycle Efficiency with Dassault Systèmes

ENOVIA Synchronicity Solution Catalyst for Optimized Product Design and IP Reuse

LOWELL, Mass., USA – May 18, 2009 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that INSIDE Contactless, a global leader in open-standard contactless payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) semiconductors, has successfully implemented the ENOVIA Synchronicity DesignSync solution, which is part of the V6 family of products, to improve the efficiency of its product development and design process.  INSIDE Contactless is using the DesignSync solution to design high-performance contactless chip technologies for next-generation payment, transit, identity and access control applications.  INSIDE’s secure contactless and NFC solutions are currently found in smart cards, key fobs, mobile phones, handheld devices, point-of-service systems and PC peripherals. 

“Designing semiconductor products for smart card and banking applications requires robust, collaborative software, flexibility within concurrent development projects, traceability and intellectual property protection,” said Michel Martin, IC Design Manager at INSIDE Contactless.  “The deployment of a semiconductor industry-specific collaborative design data and configuration management solution from Dassault Systèmes has enabled us to store, share and manage data effectively and implement and scale best design practices in the company.” 

By leveraging Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA Synchronicity DesignSync Data Manager, DesignSync DFII and ProjectSync INSIDE Contactless has been able to improve global team collaboration while also optimizing product design. This approach has enabled INSIDE Contactless to increase system-on-chip design integration efficiencies and IP reuse by utilizing modular data abstraction within a hierarchical design data and configuration management system.

“In an industry with ever-increasing product complexity, INSIDE Contactless is using the power of ENOVIA DesignSync to cut costs and bring contactless technology to its customers faster,” said Fabrice Mekersi, director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, High-Tech and Semiconductor, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.  “Dassault Systèmes’ solutions have helped INSIDE Contactless streamline multi-site circuit design, integrating data from often dispersed design teams. This kind of collaborative innovation is increasingly important for sustainable business.”

For more information on Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA solutions for the semiconductor industry, please visit the high-tech section of the company’s Web site.

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