SDRC Powers K&S Connectsm with Complete e-Business Solution for the Product Lifecycle

Kulicke & Soffa, the world's largest semiconductor assembly equipment supplier,
places order in excess of $2.5M for Accelis and Metaphase

CINCINNATI-December 4, 2000-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle, today announced that it has received an order for SDRC's Metaphase product knowledge management (PKM) software, Accelis e-Business Integration software, and services, in excess of $2.5 million from Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: KLIC), the world's leading supplier of semiconductor assembly equipment. The company will use the combined Metaphase and Accelis solution, in addition to its existing SDRC I-DEAS mechanical design automation seats, to power K&S Connectsm, its e-business model for lowering the cost of ownership, reducing time to market, and moving towards a collaborative product commerce relationship with its customers and suppliers.

Metaphase will support secure selective access to K&S product knowledge and management, I-DEAS will enable on-line collaboration directly with K&S engineers to address customer and supplier requirements, and Accelis will provide the backbone for true collaborative product commerce between K&S and its extended enterprise. With this order, K&S is standardizing globally on Metaphase as its core product knowledge management solution.

"SDRC was the obvious choice for our e-business requirements," said Michael Herskovitz, director, product development systems, Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. "Accelis will allow our suppliers and customers to collaborate in a virtual environment with our engineers, ultimately delivering products to market faster and with higher quality. Having one complete solution was a requirement that only SDRC could fulfill."

"Kulicke & Soffa has recognized SDRC as the complete solution provider to support their e-business initiatives," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "SDRC's solutions will enable K&S to be even more competitive in their market, maintaining their current leadership position. The commitment made by K&S today reflects SDRC's growing market share into the electronics industry as well as our growing presence in supporting our customers' Internet-enabled B2B commerce requirements."

About Kulicke & Soffa
Kulicke & Soffa is the world's leading supplier of semiconductor assembly equipment and materials.The company's scalable solutions enable the assembly of advanced chip and wire, flip chip and chip scale packages. Chip and wire solutions combine wire bonding, die bonding and wafer dicing equipment with wire, capillaries, die collets, and saw blades. Flip chip solutions include die placement equipment, flip chip bumping technology, and thin film laminates. K&S also offers unique CSP packaging technology as well as factory integration products and services.

Primary markets for K&S products and services include Asia, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Customers in these markets are firms that perform contract assembly of semiconductor devices, as well as merchant and captive manufacturers. Contact Kulicke & Soffa: Henri Van Parys Senior Manager, Corporate Public Relations 215-784-6818 parys@kns.com

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) is a leading global provider of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle. The Company's products address the areas of e-Mechanical Design Automation (e-MDA), e-Product Knowledge Management (e-PKM), e-Collaborative Products (e-CP), and e-Business Integration (e-BI). Coupled with process engineering and consulting services, the Company's solutions facilitate innovation through collaboration, enabling industry leaders to optimize product development early in the design process, increase productivity, and significantly improve time-to-market. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 77 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC, Metaphase and I-DEAS are registered trademarks and Accelis is a trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

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