Synopsys Enhances Saber Simulator Integration with UGS Software Through Global UGS Partner Program

Expanded Collaboration Will Extend Saber Product Line Integration with UGS' NX MCAD and Teamcenter PLM Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17 // -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS), today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with UGS to enable tighter integration between its Saber(R) Simulator and Saber Harness software and UGS Corp.'s Teamcenter(R) collaborative product data management (cPDM) and NX(R) mechanical CAD (MCAD) software solutions. As a Software Partner in the UGS Partner Program, Synopsys now has a "Foundation" specialization, which ensures that UGS customers get an integration scheme that can be maintained and improved by both UGS and Synopsys. This integration will enable the effective delivery of complementary electro- mechanical solutions critical to modern automotive and aerospace designs.

The Saber Simulator and Saber Harness software for wire harness design and simulation complement UGS' mechatronics initiative by combining the elements of mechanical, electrical/electronic and software design. The Saber Simulator and Saber Harness will be more tightly integrated with UGS' suite of PLM software via a configurable interface, allowing for greater flexibility and facilitating better collaboration with joint customers. This integration is critical in the automotive and aerospace industries, which rely on a common, collaborative database to drive system design across the enterprise.

"The combination of UGS and Synopsys wire harness design and simulation solutions will enable our common customers to solve crucial design challenges, especially as they integrate more and more electronics into their products," said Sharone Zehavi, vice president of Electronics and Mechatronics at UGS. "We are delighted to have a leading EDA provider like Synopsys as one of our Software Partners within the UGS Partner Program and we are confident that their new Foundation specialization will help UGS move forward with our mechatronics initiative."

"In order to effectively share critical design data, our automotive and aerospace customers require tighter integration between their wire harness design and simulation solutions and their PLM and MCAD systems," said Mick O'Brien, vice president and general manager, Synopsys Saber Product Line. "This expanded collaboration with UGS, one of the world's largest MCAD and PLM systems providers, shows our commitment to mechatronics system design and verification and is a significant step in providing a new level of productivity for our mutual customers."

About Saber Simulator and Saber Harness

Saber Simulator and Saber Harness together are the automotive and aerospace de facto industry standard for the robust design of mechatronic systems. Saber Harness is used to design, develop and manufacture the wiring interconnect so crucial in complex electronic vehicle and aircraft systems. The Saber Simulator is a powerful modeling and simulation tool providing designers the ability to simulate, analyze and verify system interactions between multiple physical domains (electrical, magnetic, mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, etc.). With Saber Simulator's advanced analysis and modeling capabilities -- waveform analyzer, comprehensive model libraries, and multi- language modeling tools -- designers can optimize their designs for performance, reliability and cost. Production-proven on thousands of successful designs in multiple industries, the Saber Simulator and Saber Harness tools continue to be a preferred solution for minimizing costs, reducing design iterations and improving reliability. Visit Saber Simulator and Saber Harness at

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in EDA software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at

Synopsys is a registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc. Saber is a registered trademark of Sabermark Limited Partnership licensed to Synopsys, Inc. UGS, NX and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered marks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

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