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Three day conference to bring together esteemed guest speakers, MSC.Software customers and executives to focus on the evolution to enterprise simulation

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (OTC: MNSC), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services today announced the keynote speakers for their 2006 Americas Virtual Product Development Conference. The VPD conference provides the opportunity for the global engineering community to learn from thought leaders in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing -- and from the success of their peers. The conference will take place July 17-19 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

This year's Virtual Product Development (VPD) Conference, themed "the evolution to enterprise simulation," spans three days and is designed to help companies maximize their return on enterprise simulation investments, ensure right-to-market and minimize time-to-market for products in highly competitive global environments.

"As the premier industry conference, exploring all aspects of virtual product development, the Americas 2006 VPD conference will spotlight strategies to help engineering teams meet the ever-increasing pressures of time, cost, quality, and performance," said Andrew Meyer, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, MSC.Software. "As we explore the evolution of enterprise simulation -- which creates improved communication and collaboration in product design and manufacturing processes -- we've invited industry experts to share their thoughts on how technology can accelerate time and right to market."

    Keynote speakers for the conference are scheduled to include:

    *  Dave Fennell, vice president of information technology at the Boeing
       Company, who is responsible for the design and support of company-wide
       engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance systems for the Boeing
       Commercial Airplanes Unit.

    *  Charles Foundyller, CEO of Daratech, is the author of world-renowned
       research and is known for his in-depth analyses of domestic and foreign
       markets for PLM, CAE, CAD, and PDM, as these technologies are applied
       to product creation and manufacturing as well as to engineering, and
       construction, in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and power
       generation industries.

    *  Daniel Burrus, one of the world's leading technology forecasters and
       business strategists, is the author of "Technotrends: How To Use
       Technology To Go Beyond The Competition" and "Technostrategies:
       Creating and Sustaining Strategic Advantage."  Burrus was the only
       futurist to accurately identify the top technology categories that
       drove revolutionary change, and has established a worldwide reputation
       for his exceptional record of accurately predicting technological
       change and its direct impact on the business world.

    *  Ed Miller, president of CIMdata Inc. and internationally recognized
       authority on PLM, will discuss the economic value of enterprise wide
       simulation deployments.  CIMdata Inc. is the independent worldwide firm
       that provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability
       to design and deliver innovative products and services by applying PLM
       strategies.

    *  Thomas Tecco is the director of Global CAE/Test Systems and Electrical
       for the Information Systems and Services Organization at General
       Motors.  Tecco joined General Motors from MacNeal-Schwendler
       Corporation (MSC), where he was vice president and general manager of
       the Automotive Group.  Prior to MSC, Tecco was vice president of
       Engineering with Automated Analysis Corporation where he was
       responsible for the engineering services and commercial software
       groups.

    *  Professor Haichen Yang, from the China Aerospace & Technology
       Corporation, the developer of low earth orbit, geostationary and
       sun-synchronous rockets.  Yang has focused on research, development,
       organization, management and applications of many key projects in the
       areas of national defense technology and advanced research of military
       projects, and has devoted his career to improving traditional
       manufacturing using information technology.

    *  Donald H. Brown, managing partner of CPD Associates, has developed and
       managed over a dozen collaborative research programs and advisory
       services targeting the leading edge for the implementation and
       development of distributed technology, and has produced many incisive
       and in-depth studies.  He has advised senior executives, developers,
       implementers, and investors from large companies and start-ups.  Don's
       clients have ranged from the automotive and aerospace sectors to the
       leading computer systems companies, as well as applications vendors in
       design and engineering.

    *  Dick Rutan, Voyager test pilot, is a successful and decorated pilot who
       has experienced flight to the fullest since he took to the air at the
       age of 16.  Rutan is the first pilot to ever complete a non-stop,
       non-refueled flight around the world, known as the Voyager, which
       defines Rutan's tremendous courage, vision, adventure and the Voyager
       is often referred to as "aviation's last first."

In addition to having the opportunity to network with colleagues in their respective fields, attendees will hear from industry leaders presenting over 70 technical and management presentations, professional development opportunities and specialized seminars. The VPD Americas conference is expected to attract nearly 700 engineers and senior executives from industries including automotive, aerospace, biomedical, civil engineering, defense, and general machinery.

Tracks feature technology and management sessions from leading companies

At the Monday sessions, there will be speakers from Ambra Solutions Inc., Baker Oil Tools, BMW AG, Butler International, Delphi Technical Center India/Delphi Packard Electric, EADS CCR (Airbus), SNECMA, EPM Technology, EMBRAER, ESACORP, Ford Motor Company, GDATP, Guidant Corporation, Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems, Litens Automotive Group, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Microsimu Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, National Instruments, nCode International, Nissan Motor Company, Quartus Engineering, Inc., RDECOM/U.S. Army, Sigmadyne, Swales Aerospace, Takata, Tata Consultancy Services, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Tennessee.

Tuesday's tracks include presentations by executives from AAI Corporation, Airbus, Alpha Star Corporation, Army Research Office, Army-TARDEC, Avar, Inc., Axcelis Technologies, Incorporated, Beijing Institute of Special Engineering Machinery, The Boeing Company, Colorado State University, DaimlerChrysler, Delphi Research Labs, Elasis, EMBRAER, Eyetec Equipmamentos Oftamicos, Federal Engineering Associates, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hyundai Mobis, Infosys Technologies, Multicorpos Engenharia, NASA Johnson Space Center, Nissan Shatai Co, Ltd., Novellus, ORNL, Renault Samsung Motors, Rieler Automotive AG, Science and Technology Applications, LLC, Seoul National University, Solar Turbines/Clarkson University, SRS Engineering Design, TRW Automotive, U.S. Army, UNIFESP, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Southern California.

Wednesday's speakers include thought leaders from Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence, Biomechanics Research Group, Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Aircraft Systems Engineering, Hewlett-Packard, ITESM, Multicorpos Engenharia, Naval Postgraduate School, Petrobras S.A., Silicon Graphics Incorporated and the University of Toronto.

As part of the event, MSC.Software management and experts will be available to discuss attendee requirements in relation to individual current and future product development needs, as well as providing insight into improving product performance and reliability by enhancing product simulation, testing, and manufacturing. IBM senior executives will also be on hand to deliver keynotes through the event.

For more information on VPD Americas 2006, or to register for the event, visit www.mscsoftware.com/events/vpd2006/

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

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