Schneider Electric Partners With PTC

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 30, 2007— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced that the world's leading power and control specialist Schneider Electric selected PTC as its technology and services partner to improve the efficiency of its globally distributed product development processes. Schneider Electric's strategic business initiative includes the shift to a single Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform powered by PTC Windchill and the deployment of processes to support key product development strategies such as product modularization and the implementation of a Web-based IT architecture in a distributed engineering environment. As a result, Schneider Electric chose PTC Global Services as the preferred partner to realize a fast roll-out and a return on investment for the PTC Product Development System (PDS) including Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill.

"PTC is not only delivering best-in-class technology for our global PLM initiative but has also proven to be a important service partner for implementing and optimizing its solutions, based on a clear implementation roadmap," said Michel Catry, EIS Manager, Schneider Electric. "The fast roll-out of a single and integral Product Development System will substantially support our organic growth and the capability to cooperate with Global Competency Centers based in Mexico, India and China."

Schneider Electric has launched a global product development initiative to reduce time to market for new products while lowering product development costs. As a single, Web-based technology platform, the PTC Product Development System implemented by the Global Services team is well suited to support these initiatives and lower the total cost of ownership for Schneider Electric's Research & Development IT infrastructure. The new PLM backbone will enable Schneider Electric's global product development teams to work with common methods and processes, and share and reuse mechanical, electrical and software information more efficiently to free up product development capacity. The PDS replaces existing legacy systems in different departments and allows Schneider Electric to keep a single source of all relevant information, which can be shared internally and externally throughout the extended enterprise, including the suppliers, partners and distributed technical centers in China, India and Mexico. The overall change process is managed in Windchill PDMLink, and the exchange of information with participants both inside and outside the company is provided by Windchill ProjectLink in a seamless, integral change management environment.

"The power and control industry is under significant competitive pressure to reduce cycle times and costs by sharing and reusing more mechanical, electrical and software data on a global scale," said Barry Cohen, Ph.D., executive vice president, Strategic Services and Partners, PTC. "This requires a Web-based PLM infrastructure which can be easily rolled out on a global scale, but it also requires a deep knowledge about the product development process. Schneider Electric's decision to partner with PTC demonstrates that we are providing leading technology combined with the services expertise to help our customers realize long lasting business value."

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands, Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry and energy and infrastructure markets. With 92,000 employees and operations in 130 countries, Schneider Electric generated sales of EUR 11.7 billion in 2005 through 13,000 distributor outlets. Schneider Electric: Giving the best of the New Electric World to everyone, everywhere, at any time. For more information please look at

About PTC Solutions for Electronics & High Tech

PTC solutions for electronics & high tech are designed to meet the product lifecycle management requirements of electronics manufacturers. These solutions include product development process and data management, electronic verification and collaboration, environmental regulatory compliance (RoHS, WEEE, etc.) and 3D mechanical design. PTC has over 3,000 high tech customers, including the top 30 electronics manufacturers across the globe.

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: PTC's successful development and integration of the technologies necessary to offer integrated PLM solutions that address the evolving product lifecycle management functions ; PTC ability to provide cost effective services to deploy these solutions across our customer's extended supply and customer chains, the ability of PTC to successfully partner and effectively coordinate and manage joint activities (including sales, marketing, implementation and support) with third parties in order to efficiently and cost effectively deliver products and services that meet customer requirements, and the success of PTC's customer satisfaction initiatives in providing the foundation for long-term relationships and repeat business, together with such other risks and uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular deployment of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or the level of revenue for any particular period.


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