Largest CAM Software Market Vendors Named by CIMdata

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, May 24, 2006—CIMdata, Inc. names the largest CAM Software vendors for 2005 in its recently released NC Software Market Assessment Report, Version 15. In this annual report, CIMdata also projects the leaders for 2006. For 2005, CIMdata estimates that UGS was the market leader on the basis of revenue received with $123 million of CAM related software and services revenues. This resulted in a 14.6% market share.

Mr. Alan Christman, CIMdata Chairman and primary author of the report, states that, “UGS has been the largest CAM supplier on the basis of revenue received for the past three years and they are projected to maintain that position in 2006. The overall strengths of Unigraphics NX CAM include market presence, industry reputation in CAM, integration from design through manufacturing, breadth and depth of the products, a knowledge-based orientation, and industry leadership provided in mold base design, progressive die design, high-speed machining, and 5-axis machining. The integration under Teamcenter Manufacturing for information management and the inclusion of some of Tecnomatix digital manufacturing capabilities strengthens the UGS CAM position.”

The market share for the 10 largest vendors on the basis of revenues received is shown in the following chart.



CIMdata also ranks vendors on the basis of end user payments. This ranking includes revenues received by resellers as well as vendor revenue received. It is a measure of overall market presence. On this basis, IBM/Dassault is the largest vendor with an estimated $189 million in CAM related software revenues and a 14.1% market share. Following IBM/Dassault in this ranking are UGS, PTC, Delcam, Hitachi Zosen Systems, Planit Holdings, CNC Software, Missler Software, Tebis, and OPEN MIND Technologies.

The NC Software Market Assessment Report not only ranks the CAM suppliers by revenue categories, but also by seats shipped and installed, growth rate, distribution channels and resources. Further, it sizes the CAM software market, segments the market by geography, industry, and eight other factors; and includes approximately 50 pages devoted to trends in manufacturing, machining and the NC software market and its technology. The report contains 94 charts and is in excess of 200 pages in length. The full report is further described and can be obtained from CIMdata at their web site, www.CIMdata.com.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, an independent worldwide firm, provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. CIMdata offers world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy by providing world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions.

In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through international conferences in the US, Europe, and Japan that focus on PLM. CIMdata serves clients worldwide from locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957. br

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