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Global Unichip Expands Implementation of Dassault Systèmes Solution to Manage IC-Design Operation Process

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW: 3443), the leading fabless ASIC and SoC design foundry has expanded the deployment of ENOVIA PLM solutions to streamline service and design lifecycle management. By facilitating cross-enterprise process integration, the implementation will enable GUC to enhance its core competency with flexible order management capabilities helping to increase competitiveness amid the global downturn.

“GUC chose Dassault Systèmes as a PLM service partner based upon its capability to create a robust, powerful platform and provide best-practice, highly customized solutions through a professional service team”, said Albert Li, Design Development Division Director, GUC Taiwan. “IC design and implementation require tight control of quality and yield rate for the optimal cost scenario. Efficiency is essential. It is a must that we complete all the design project deliverables before the delivery time. ENOVIA PLM solution has provided an effective way for GUC to address these challenges.”

With more than 100 annual projects in development across 20 distributed Lotus Notes systems incorporating offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea, North America and Europe, GUC faced the challenge of effectively managing data in a highly complex environment. The ENOVIA PLM solution has enabled the company to create a centralized view of the company’s information facilitating improved coordination and collaboration among IP providers, IC design partners, wafer manufacturers, IC testers and packagers.

By implementing ENOVIA PLM, GUC has refined and enhanced its design operation process. Purchase order reporting time has been reduced dramatically owing to increased visibility and synchronization of information processing that enables real-time updates of data for both users within the enterprise and business partners. Meanwhile, the company’s issue resolution rate more than doubled as project management and execution improved considerably by means of common working platform. And automatically generated reports have been vital in reducing complexity and keeping track of project progress and exceptions.

“Dassault Systèmes PLM solution has enabled GUC to increase its design-win confidence through offering competitive pricing supported by precise cost estimation,” noted Bernard Parrenin, general manager of Dassault Systèmes Taiwan. “At the same time, the customer has been successful in lowering expenditure by productive utilization of project manpower that reduces superfluous costs incurred from potential project delays. The ability to forecast shipment volume and schedule has also maximized GUC’s price negotiation advantage.”

About GUC

Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated full service SoC (System On Chip) Design Foundry based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC is now publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. With 295MUSD revenue and the 6th place of Taiwan fabless design companies, GUC has proved to be a successful company to provide total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and the best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC’s major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (NASDAQ:DASTY) brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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