December 21, 2007 16:05 ET

NASA Tech Briefs Selects ALGOR V20 as Product of the Year Finalist

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2007) - ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that its finite element analysis (FEA) software, ALGOR V20, has been selected by the editors of NASA Tech Briefs (NTB) magazine (an official publication of the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration [NASA] that features exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners/contractors) as a finalist for the Readers' Choice Product of the Year award. The magazine's 190,000 design engineering readers can vote for the most significant new product introduced to the engineering community in 2007, and the product receiving the most votes will be named the winner at a special awards dinner.

ALGOR V20 is a candidate for the annual award because, in June 2007, it was chosen by NTB editors as the magazine's Product of the Month (see "NASA Tech Briefs Names ALGOR V20 as Product of the Month" in recognition of "exceptional technical merit and practical value" and "uniqueness and importance to design engineers," according to Linda L. Bell, NTB's Editorial Director. Currently, the 12 Products of the Month are listed on a ballot on the NTB web site ( where visitors can cast a vote for the Product of the Year through January 25, 2008.

"It's an honor to be nominated for such a prestigious award," said ALGOR Product Manager Bob Williams. "Being cited by NASA Tech Briefs as a Product of the Year finalist confirms that our software is widely accepted by engineers for many reasons including that our software development process continues to be driven by customer requests for new and improved capabilities like those of ALGOR V20 as well as our current software release, ALGOR V21."

For more information about ALGOR V20, see "ALGOR V20 Provides Faster, Easier-to-Use Modeling Environment for CAD and FEA" ( To schedule a personalized software demonstration and discuss how ALGOR can meet your engineering needs, contact an ALGOR account manager today.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our website at

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    Julie Halapchuk
    ALGOR, Inc.