HOOPS Technology from Tech Soft and 3D ACIS Modeler from Spatial Leveraged in Latest CoventorWare Release



OAKLAND, Calif. & BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2003--

High Quality Graphics and 3D Modeling Subsystems Support Effective MEMS Development

Tech Soft America (TSA), a leading provider of component technology to the CAD/CAM/CAE industry, and Spatial Corp., a market leading provider of 3D subsystems, are pleased to announce the use of their respective HOOPS(R) and 3D ACIS(R) Modeler components inside CoventorWare(TM) 2003, recently released by Coventor Inc., provider of innovative MEMS product development software. CoventorWare sets the standard for MEMS development software, offering a comprehensive, integrated environment for developing MEMS and microfluidics devices. The 3D intensive components are integrated into CoventorWare's DESIGNER(TM) and ANALYZER(TM) modules.

DESIGNER: Combines a manufacturing process description and 2D mask layouts to produce a 3D solid model.

ANALYZER: Performs detailed 3D analysis of the wide range of physical effects in MEMS and microfluidics devices. Includes a preprocessor, meshers, solvers, and results visualization.

"It's crucial that our customers have top-quality 3D rendering of their device designs, and the ability to interactively modify and mesh their 3D solid models," said Stephen Breit, Coventor's vice president of software product development. "By building our new Preprocessor on the HOOPS 3D Application Framework and the 3D ACIS Modeler, we have been able to efficiently create a state-of-the-art product that will enable our customers to produce more accurate analyses and save considerable engineering time."

"It is always satisfying to see HOOPS 3dAF used in comprehensive, powerful products such as CoventorWare. The diverse requirements of the different bundles used in CoventorWare tested the HOOPS technology to prove itself in 2D/3D visualization for all levels of design and analysis," added Ron Fritz, managing partner for TSA. "With this powerful new release users will experience the successful integration of HOOPS and ACIS within CoventorWare's fully integrated MEMS design environment."

"Spatial is excited that our partnership with Tech Soft America has made this possible," said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing, Spatial. "CoventorWare is a powerful demonstration of the possibilities the 3D ACIS Modeler and HOOPS technology bring to the MEMS market."

About CoventorWare

CoventorWare is a fully integrated MEMS design environment that offers the most productive path to MEMS design. It comprises four bundles, ARCHITECT, DESIGNER, ANALYZER, and INTEGRATOR. Its unique parametric behavioral libraries and system simulation environment for MEMSlets designers by-pass computationally intensive tools during the initial design stage to efficiently explore designs. After converging on a design that has the highest probability of manufacturing success, they can then perform detailed FEM/BEM on critical areas to fine-tune the device. For IC integration, CoventorWare is compatible with EDA software from vendors including Cadence and Synopsis, and RF simulation tools such as those from Ansoft and Cadence. For information see http://www.coventor.com/coventorware/.

About Coventor

Coventor provides an integrated suite of software tools developed specifically for MEMS and microfluidics design, and IC integration -- from concept to volume manufacturing. Coventor is a privately held company headquartered in Cary, N.C. European headquarters is in Paris, France. Coventor also serves the Asia Pacific through regional distributors. For information see http://www.coventor.com.

About Tech Soft America

Tech Soft America (TSA) provides premier customer driven development tools, consulting and support services enabling their partners to rapidly deliver world-class technical software. TSA develops the HOOPS 3D Application Framework, HOOPS Stream Toolkit and HOOPS Net Server, all components designed to dramatically simplify the design, development and maintenance of high-performance, interactive 2D and 3D applications built for PCs, UNIX workstations, Linux and the Web.

HOOPS technology has been incorporated into over 150commercial software applications, from such leaders as SolidWorks, PTC, Autodesk/CaiCE, MSC.Software, CADKEY, Fluent, and COADE.

The company maintains corporate headquarters in Oakland, Calif., and can be reached at http://www.hoops3d.com.

About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA,) company, is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software development technologies. Spatial develops, markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D development technologies and services, to address the requirements of 3D in Business-to-Business (B2B) applications. Spatial's component products for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability have been adopted by some of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. In addition, by offering CAA V5, the Component Application Architecture developed by Dassault Systemes, Spatial is the market-leading provider of 3D development technologies. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit Spatial's Web site at www.spatial.com or contact Spatial by email at Email Contact or by phone at 303/544-2900 or 800/767-5710.

All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Tech Soft America
             Melle Amade-Vice, 510/434-7630 ext. 214
             
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             or
             Spatial
             Chad Sanderson, 303/544-2932
             
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             or
             Coventor
             Gail Massari, 919/657-8102
             
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