On October 29th, DS announced that Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), the world’s largest consumer goods company, has chosen to implement DS’s ENOVIA solution as its enterprise-wide PLM backbone. P&G will leverage Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio to create a global platform to support product development. P&G also uses 3DVIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA and SolidWorks solutions from Dassault Systèmes.
In September, DS held its ENOVIA Customer Conference for the Asia Pacific region in Tokyo, Japan with more than 500 of the region’s leading executives attending. Featured customers included Toshiba in E&E Nikon in semiconductor; Larsen & Toubro in Power, Process & Petroleum/Shipbuilding and Pacific Brands in apparel.
DS SolidWorks introduced SolidWorks® 2009 which delivers dramatic speed increase plus more than 260 customer-driven enhancements. This new software release offers significant performance improvements, continues to focus on ease of use and is designed to extend the gap between SolidWorks software and other software products in the 3D Mainstream market. Among other enhancements, SolidWorks 2009 includes: SpeedPak, a new approach to large assembly handling that dramatically reduces the amount of computer memory needed, while maintaining full graphic detail and associativity; and, Simulation Advisor, which helps users analyze their designs for hidden flaws, guiding them through every stage of the simulation.
DS SolidWorks also announced SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009. The new version of the product data management solution introduces deeper integration with SolidWorks® 3D CAD software, expanded bill of material (BOM) functionality, and Item-Centric product data management.
DS announced the availability of its PLM portfolio, Version 5 Release 19, for its CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, ENOVIA and 3DVIA brands. V5R19 enhancements are focused on expanding PLM deeper into production cycles, accelerating PLM adoption for mid-size companies, broadening IP lifecycle management and further integrating PLM within the enterprise ecosystem.
DS introduced Isight for Abaqus, a new product from SIMULIA that leverages technology from recently acquired Engineous Software. Isight for Abaqus is an add-on product for Abaqus FEA software that provides design exploration and optimization technology, enabling designers and engineers using Abaqus to perform rapid trade-off studies of real-world behavior and accelerate product development.
In mid-September, DS announced 3DVIA Shape 2.0, the latest release of its free 3D modeling software featuring an all new and expanded 3D remix capability, which enables users to complete 3D scenes using models contributed by other users on the 3DVIA.com content library.
DS recently announced the completion of its new “green” global headquarters, “Dassault Systèmes Campus,” with employees moving to the campus starting early November. Dassault Systèmes Campus has earned the French HQE (High Quality Environment) label.
Other Corporate Information
On October 16, 2008, Dassault Systèmes’ voluntary delisting from Nasdaq was completed. Dassault Systèmes has filed a Form 15F with the SEC to deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under the Exchange Act. The deregistration will become effective 90 days after the filing of the Form 15F. The Company does not plan to publish a Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.
Dassault Systèmes continues to maintain its American Depository Receipt (ADR) program, which will enable investors to retain their ADRs and facilitate trading on the U.S. Over-The-Counter (OTC) market.
Dassault Systèmes will continue to publish its financial reports, statements and press releases in English as well as information for investors on its website ( www.3ds.com) pursuant to section 12g3-2(b) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act.
The Company intends to continue reporting and publishing quarterly unaudited financial information in U.S.GAAP for the fourth quarter 2008 reporting period in addition to reporting and filing IFRS quarterly financial information as required by the French securities regulation. Starting with fiscal year 2009, DS will solely report and publish its financial information in accordance with IFRS.
The Company’s objectives are prepared and communicated only on an adjusted basis and are subject to the cautionary statement set forth below. The Company’s objectives are the following: