Alias Launches U.S./Canada Seminar Tour For Automotive And Industrial Design Students And Instructors

TORONTO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 20, 2004— Alias, an SGI (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today that it is launching an "Exploring Design and Innovation" seminar tour that will examine how this decade's most successful automotive and industrial designers bring their ideas to reality. Running from April 27 through May 6, the tour is aimed at students and educators and will be held in five cities located in the U.S. and Canada.

Industry experts from Astro Studios, GM(R) and Research in Motion(R) will discuss the steps they took to become today's best known innovators and will explore the tools they use to create award winning designs. Available for hands-on experimentation at each seminar will be Alias StudioTools, the leading industrial and automotive design suite of software that integrates the design process from concept, to engineering, to manufacturing; and Alias SketchBook(TM) Pro, software for sketching, annotating and presenting on a Tablet PC or Wacom(R) Tablet.

The seminar takes place in San Francisco on April 27, in Los Angeles on April 28, in Toronto on May 4, and in Detroit and New York on May 6. Each attendee will receive a copy of Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition, a fully functioning, non-commercial version of Alias Studio 11 and a trial license of SketchBook Pro. The seminars are free of charge and attendees are eligible to win an educational copy of StudioTools, a Quadro(TM) FX500 by PNY graphics board from NVIDIA(R), or a library of Alias Learning Tools.

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About Alias

As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for industrial design and visualization markets, film and video, games, web and interactive media. The company's design customers include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Italdesign, Kodak, Kwikset, Mattel, Price Pfister, Renault, Rollerblade, Sharp, Trek Bicycle, Teague and Timex.

Alias is a wholly-owned, independent software company of SGI(R) with headquarters in Toronto and custom development center in Santa Barbara.

Please visit the Alias web site at or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe +0049 89 31 70 20; Italy +39 039 6340011; France, Spain and Portugal +33 1 44 92 81 60; Japan +35 797 3500; other parts of Asia Pacific +81 3 3470 8282 and Latin America +770 393 1881.

(C)2004 Alias Systems, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. All rights reserved. Alias is a registered trademark and the swirl logo, Alias Sketchbook and StudioTools are trademarks of Alias Systems, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. SGI is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. GM is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. Research in Motion is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited. Wacom is a registered trademark of Wacom Technology Co. Quadro is a trademark and NVIDIA is a registered trademark of NVIDIA Corporation. All other products, companies or institutions mentioned are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Alias, 210 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 1J7, Tel: 416-362-9181, Fax: 416-369-6140

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