ASUSTek Computer, Inc. to Accelerate Electronic Product Innovation with Dassault Systèmes Realistic Simulation Solutions

Time and Cost Reduction Key to ASUS Selection of Abaqus FEA Software from SIMULIA

Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, March 26, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS), a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, has selected Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand to accelerate innovative product design, performance, and reliability with realistic simulation solutions.

ASUS has won numerous awards for innovation and quality in the field of inboard computer components and peripherals and has ranked in BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100 for 10 straight years. In 2007, one in three desktop PCs sold was powered by an ASUS motherboard. The addition of Abaqus FEA to their product development process will allow ASUS to significantly reduce time and costs while maintaining their focus on excellence.

“The extremely quick pace of innovation, particularly in the electronic industry, makes it critical to diminish time-to-market as much as possible,” stated Benson Chan, Manager, Analysis Design Section, Mechanical & Industrial Design Center, ASUS. “Abaqus FEA will enable our engineering teams to reduce costly, time consuming physical tests by using virtual simulations such as mobile phone drop, twisting, bending simulation, hinge-operating simulation, pressure-on-NB cover simulation, and others.” 

“Our number one goal is to help our customers be more successful by providing the most reliable and realistic simulation technology as well as the best services and support in the industry,” stated Ken Short, VP Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “By selecting Abaqus FEA, ASUS is affirming that our robust simulation solutions will give them a competitive advantage by enabling ASUS to evaluate product performance faster and more affordably.”

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