Freescale Selects Agile 9.2 for Global Deployment to Over 7000 Users Across Their Product Network

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Selects Agile to Increase Collaboration and Visibility Across Global Enterprise

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors has selected Agile 9.2 to help increase global collaboration and visibility across their product network.

"We needed a solution that would enable us to increase our collaboration and visibility with our 7,000 users across our global offices in a fast and efficient way without decreasing quality," said Sam Coursen, vice president and Chief Information Officer, Freescale Semiconductor. "Agile was selected after several months of intensive evaluation of Agile and other PLM suppliers. In the end, Agile's solutions had most of what we needed in an out-of-the-box configurable application."

Freescale is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing, and sales operations in more than 30 countries. It is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, with annual sales of $6.4 billion (USD).

The Agile 9.2 solutions that Freescale selected are Agile Product Collaboration and Agile Engineering Collaboration. Agile Product Collaboration supports a distributed manufacturing capability that integrates directly into leading management systems, such as SAP systems, and enables visibility and management of site-specific product information across global operations and extended supply networks. Agile Engineering Collaboration includes integrations to leading MCAD, ECAD, software, firmware, and desktop publishing applications; it also provides comprehensive design collaboration and visualization support.

"With manufacturing and sales offices in over 30 offices around the world, Freescale needed a global PLM solution that increased collaboration and visibility," says Jay Fulcher, Agile president and CEO. "With our broad suite of best in class PLM solutions, market leaders like Freescale are able to do so in addition to driving innovation and improving cost efficiencies throughout the product lifecycle to remain ahead of the competition."

About Agile Software Corporation

Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit

NOTE: Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile OnDemand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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