SDRC Announces $2.4 Million Metaphaseģ Order from the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company

Order Expands Commitment to Metaphase for Enterprise Product Knowledge Management

 

CINCINNATI-January 18, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), today announced that EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft, a business unit of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), has placed an order valued at $2.4 million for SDRC's Metaphaseģ product knowledge management (PKM) software.

This order is an expansion of EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft's Metaphase implementation. Siemens Business Services is implementing Metaphase for EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft. DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) merged with Aerospatiale Matra S.A. and Construcciones AeronŠuticas S.A. to form EADS in July 2000, assuming the new name of EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft.

"Metaphase provides a very good foundation for collaboration with our partners in the European defense business, especially in the Eurofighter Program," said Dr. Dieter Stumpfe, Senior Manager Information Management at EADS Military Aircraft. "The widespread presence of Metaphase in product data management within European manufacturers, and its integration capabilities, will certainly be a key asset for communication among our own organizations and within our supplier base. Consequently, our next implementation step will fully integrate product data management and document management facilities on a Metaphase basis."

"SDRC is proud to work with EADS in significantly expanding its enterprise-wide Metaphase implementation," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "With the merger of DaimlerChrysler, Aerospatiale Matra, and Construcciones AeronŠuticas S.A., effective product data management will be a critical factor in communicating information across multiple product lines within several complex industries including collaboration with suppliers. As the leading provider of PKM solutions, SDRC delivers capabilities that enable our customers' long-term competitive advantage by leveraging innovation across an extended enterprise."

About EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircrafts - http://www.eads-nv.com/
The Military Aircraft Business Unit of the European Aeronautics Defense and Space Company (EADS, Munich/Paris) incorporates all capacities and abilities of the company for the design, development, integration, production and logistics support of high-performance fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, airborne reconnaissance and command, control and communication systems, trainer aircraft and related ground-based equipment. EADS Military Aircraft is the national systems leader for the flying weapons systems of the Air Force and the Naval Air Arms of Germany and Spain, including retrofit and upgrade programs. To fulfill these tasks, EADS Military Aircraft is based on three locations in Southern Germany and one location in Madrid: With 2,750 employees at the end of 1999, Ottobrunn near Munich is the BU's headquarters and holds responsibility for development and logistics/product support. The Augsburg plant (1,850 employees) is in charge of the production and assembly of aircraft components, including spare parts. Manching (roughly 1,700 employees) is performing final assembly, flight test, and repair, maintenance and retrofit activities. In Getafe near Madrid (approx. 1,100 employees) development and final assembly work, aircraft maintenance and overhaul as well as upgrades are performed.

About European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) - http://www.eads-nv.com/
The merger of Aerospatiale Matra S.A., Construcciones AeronŠuticas S.A. and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) formed Europe's largest aerospace company, EADS on July 10th, 2000. The activities of the three founder companies in the areas of Airbus, aeronautics (military aircraft, helicopters, regional aircraft), military transport aircraft, defense and space are concentrated in the new company. The three partner companies have cooperated successfully for over 40 years on numerous projects and joint ventures, and have achieved an outstanding market position in all segments of the aerospace industry. EADS starts as number two in the commercial aircraft field, number one in helicopters, number three in military transport aircraft, the world leader in the market for commercial launcher systems, a leading global supplier of satellites and military aircraft and number two worldwide in defense technology.

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), with headquarters in Ohio, provides software solutions and services that propel manufacturers to increased business competitiveness through the development of a web-based, collaborative environment for product development. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 65 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

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