Acorn Product Development Chooses PTC To Support Global Development Initiatives

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 16, 2007— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced that Acorn Product Development, an innovative engineering outsource design firm developing products for consumer, computer, communication and medical companies, has begun an enterprise-level upgrade to PTC Windchill(R) PDMLink(TM) to support its global product initiatives and sustain its current rapid growth.

Unlike many traditional design companies, Acorn offers its clients an optimized range of product development services from architectural analysis through manufacturing floor support worldwide. Recent Acorn projects include new product releases for Logitech, Network Appliance, Siemens and Sun designed using Pro/ENGINEER(R). With development locations in Silicon Valley, Boston and China, Acorn has adopted a global product development strategy, successfully executing complex projects with geographically dispersed teams of engineers.

To support this strategy, the company needed an enterprise product lifecycle management solution that would enable it to increase the efficiency of its processes for getting new products to market. An established user of Pro/ENGINEER with over 60 licenses of various PTC products, Acorn chose to expand its PTC technology investment to include Windchill for content and process management. Windchill will enable Acorn to manage data across a distributed product development environment with advanced controls for data that can be accessed by multiple entities inside and outside the company. The Acorn implementation was driven by NxRev, a leading PTC channel partner.

"The combination of PTC technology with the experience of our value added reseller NxRev provided the most compelling solution to help us implement a global product development strategy in order to sustain and increase our competitive advantage," said Ken Haven, chief executive officer, Acorn Product Development. "The single integral technology architecture of PTC's Product Development System was the key differentiator for us because it simplifies product development while also providing the power and scalability to support our continued growth. As we open new geographies, we feel confident that the remote staff, using Windchill, can immediately participate and contribute to product development."

"Acorn is representative of many small and medium businesses that are leveraging PTC solutions to enable them to successfully compete with larger companies," said Joshua Fredberg, vice president, product and market strategy, PTC. "We are very pleased that Acorn has chosen our integral solutions to help them optimize their product development processes and welcome the opportunity to help them achieve their business goals."

About Acorn Product Development

Acorn develops mechanical and electro-mechanical products for client companies across industries from consumer goods to computing and networking to medical devices. Acorn Product Development is headquartered in Silicon Valley (Fremont, California). Additional offices of Acorn are located in Boston, Massachusetts and Dongguan, China. For more information, please visit

About PTC Solutions for SMB

PTC solutions for the small and medium business (SMB) market are designed to provide easy-to-use, yet scaleable 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solutions for manufacturing companies at an affordable price. In addition PTC provides dedicated product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the unique product data management and collaboration requirements to the midrange market. PTC currently serves over 35,000 SMB customers in 41 countries through more than 320 Value Added Resellers (VARs).

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include the ability of PTC to successfully partner and effectively coordinate and manage joint activities (including sales, marketing, development, implementation and support) with third parties in order to efficiently and cost effectively deliver products and services that meet the functional and price point requirements of small and medium businesses; the successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer an integrated, flexible and scalable product development system that is able to adequately respond to the evolving requirements of both large and small customers in multiple vertical industries; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular selection of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue there from or the level of revenue for any particular period.

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