Accent Emphasizes Greater Design Chain Productivity with Semiconductor Data Management Solution from ENOVIA MatrixOne

Electronics Design Service Provider Also Turns to Synchronicity Publisher Suite with IP Gear to Manage Intellectual Property Portfolio for Use Directly with Partners and Customers

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 5, 2006— Dassault Systemes (DS)(Nasdaq: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Accent has expanded its implementation of ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity line of solutions. Accent, one of Europe's leading and largest electronics design houses and an early adopter of the Synchronicity(R) Developer Suite(TM), will now leverage MatrixOne's Synchronicity Publisher Suite(R) with IP Gear(TM) to manage its intellectual property (IP) portfolio for both internal and external use with partners and customers.

As a leading supplier of complex SoC ICs, Accent engineers work on several projects concurrently across design centers and customers' locations. The company has now expanded its implementation of Synchronicity DesignSync(R) to enhance collaborative data design management. Accent has adopted ProjectSync as its collaborative tool for tracking issues, design requirements and specifications across its global locations. In addition, ProjectSync will be deployed as part of the collaborative tool suite that Accent is providing to its customers to enable a concurrent engineering design environment.

"Today's complex SoC designs require the availability of an efficient collaborative workgroup design environment enabling concurrent engineering approaches. Accent's design infrastructure, based upon state-of-the-art EDA tools and a grid computing server farm, is complemented by ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions including DesignSync, ProjectSync and HCM," said Paolo Mancini, VP and chief information officer for Accent. "The only way to reach the productivity made necessary by today's time-to-market challenges is to reuse and leverage existing IPs and design modules using a proprietary design platform. In this respect IP Gear plays a fundamental role being the foundation of Accent design-for-reuse platforms."

In order to pool its SoC IP, Accent turned to Synchronicity Developer Suite to allow its project teams to safely share design data. Now, the organization will use Publisher Suite to build a design reuse system to be stored in a customized IP catalog. Engineer productivity is expected to increase as they are able to easily search for, learn about, evaluate, acquire and get support on suitable existing design blocks for their projects.

"Accent, like many other leading semiconductor manufacturers, has worked successfully with ENOVIA MatrixOne to get more out of its existing IP assets," said Patricia Megowan, vice president, global electronics for ENOVIA MatrixOne. "With a secure solution that enables new collaborative business models and design reuse, Accent is improving cycle time while reducing costs."

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21 E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Dassault Systemes' current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are described in the Company's reports on Form 20-F and 6-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Accent

Accent Srl is a leading electronics design house that helps customers worldwide to realize their new product ideas and concepts as well as further innovate existing products through the development of dedicated ICs (integrated circuits) and complex, high performance SoCs (systems-on-chip). Accent works closely with IDMs, OEMs and fabless companies alike as well as increasingly with non-electronics companies that need access to electronics expertise as part of their product innovation processes. Accent can provide a turnkey design service from concept and architecture definition through to design implementation and prototyping as well as assist customers' own design teams with experienced design engineers at every stage of the development flow. Accent can also manage the whole electronics supply chain including access to the major foundries for small-to-medium volumes silicon with a COT (customer-owned tooling) approach through its Highway to Silicon programme. Accent operates through offices and representatives in Germany, Israel, Nordic, Italy, the UK and the USA. For more information about Accent, please visit www.accent.it, call +39 039 629011 or email info@accent.it

About ENOVIA MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. was acquired by Paris-based Dassault Systemes in May, 2006 and today is part of its ENOVIA PLM Collaborative Environment family of solutions. The ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions enable companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. ENOVIA MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 850 companies use ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, New Balance, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, REI, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. ENOVIA MatrixOne ( www.matrixone.com) is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

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