Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, May 21, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Lenovo, a world-leading IT and Personal Computing (PC) company, will deploy SIMULIA’s software to establish a simulation technology center within Lenovo’s award-winning Innovation Design Center (IDC). The new center will use Abaqus unified finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to evaluate realistic product performance during the design of Lenovo’s innovative PC and portable electronics products.
“Reliability and quality are major challenges for information technology and personal electronic products,” says Zhifeng Xin, manager of Lenovo IDC. “We are using Abaqus to perform design analysis on all of our products, including personal computers, notebooks, cell phones and servers. By partnering with SIMULIA to establish our new simulation center, we will deploy efficient analysis methods to accelerate the development of high-quality, market-winning products.”
“At SIMULIA our goal is to work closely with our customers to help them make better, more reliable products in less time,” states KC Jen, General Manager Asia Pacific, SIMULIA. “We are extremely pleased that Lenovo has chosen SIMULIA’s technology for their Innovation Design Center. Our realistic simulation solutions are playing an increasingly important role in the fast-paced and innovative electronics industry.”
Lenovo uses Abaqus during the design process to simulate dynamic impact, heat transfer, vibration, fatigue, and other realistic performance characteristics of their products. To evaluate and reduce noise and vibration in their desktop computers, Abaqus is used to compute the natural frequencies of the assembled computer. This enables design engineers to determine what parts to modify and where to add damping materials in order to make the computer quieter and more durable. For virtual drop testing of cell phones, Lenovo uses Abaqus to simulate the stress and strain on the cell phone design as it is dropped from various directions. Such virtual tests help to identify appropriate design changes—if necessary and to determine if the product will meet performance requirements. Realistic simulation solutions from SIMULIA are enabling companies, such as Lenovo, to lower costs, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality—resulting in higher levels of customer satisfaction.