SDRC Drives Innovation in Automotive Industry with Express Automotive Solution

- SDRC solutions create business value in 10 of top 12 automotive OEMs; new supplier solution to further strengthen presence in industry -

Detroit, MI-March 5, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), today announced at the SAE 2001 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, that it is continuing to intensify its automotive dominance with the Express Automotive Solution, specifically tailored for automotive suppliers. SDRC will be showcasing this offering in Booth #2909 (International Pavilion) today through Thursday, at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

SDRC solutions are creating business value, and in the areas deployed are the de facto standard in 10 of the top 12 automotive OEMs worldwide, including Ford, Nissan, Renault, Mazda, Daimler/Chrysler, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jaguar, and Land Rover. In the fourth quarter of 2000 alone, SDRC extended its automotive lead with 15 automotive supplier wins, including Acer, Borg-Warner, Delphi Delco Electronics, Michelin Americas R&D, and Spicer de Mexico. SDRC uniquely understands the needs of this industry.

SDRC's Express Automotive Solution provides fast, cost-controlled, deployable capabilities tailored to automotive supplier data, processes, and standards, enabling automotive suppliers to comply with the complex requirements surrounding today's production and manufacturing standards.

"SDRC has a very strong verticalization strategy, as evidenced by our continued commitment to develop industry-specific solutions," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "We focus on creating environments that enable vertical market companies to drive greater innovation, quality, and reliability into their products. As we move forward with our vertical segment strategy, we are very focused on addressing the needs of the suppliers. Ultimate success is not defined by the achievements of a single firm, but rather by its total supply chain. The Express Automotive Solution, targeted specifically at the automotive supply chain, will continue to strengthen our dominance in the automotive sector."

SDRC is the official sponsor of the International Pavilion at the SAE 2001 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, March 5-8, 2001.

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 64 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC is a registered trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.


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