SOURCE: CoCreate Software

March 16, 2006 08:00 ET

CoCreate Strengthens Position in Electronics Vertical

Flexibility to Make Change for an Industry Confronted by Change

FORT COLLINS, CO and SINDELFINGEN, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 -- CoCreate Software, Inc., a leading provider of 3rd Generation PLM software applications, today announced that further leading names within the electronics sector have invested in CoCreate since the start of its first quarter. Customer examples include Brother Industries; GE Energy -- PII Pipetronix GmbH; Kyocera Mita; Lumileds Lighting; Nihon Servo; and Phoenix Contact GmbH.

The electronics industry is characterized by intense time to market pressures, rapid obsolesce, and shifting market requirements. All of these factors drive the need to rapidly repurpose one design into another while incorporating significant change late into the development cycle.

Companies in this industry are recognizing the differences and strong benefits of Dynamic Modeling over history-based approaches within their environment.

With the addition of Kyocera Mita as a customer, CoCreate's product development environment is now used by fourteen of the major printer and copier manufacturers in the world. Customers in this industry attribute Dynamic Modeling's ability to make rapid change as being a primary driver for choosing CoCreate over a history-based approach.

History-free Dynamic Modeling delivers a very different set of capabilities than history-based systems. It offers the highest level of freedom to quickly and easily respond to change because it is a forward looking design process. CoCreate's approach does not stop to revisit the modeling steps used to create geometry in order to make massive or unpredictable change to a design.

"With OneSpace, you put all your focus on the design," says Steve Mott, President PDG Oncore, a contract product engineering firm with expertise in the creation and manufacture of consumer class products that are produced in high volumes and low costs. "With a history-based modeler you have to give a lot of attention to the process of creating the model."

Mott adds, "Design progresses at least 30 percent faster for us because we use CoCreate."

Over two-thirds of CoCreate's 100 largest customers design and manufacture electronics and electromechanical products all across the world. A particularly strong region for the company is Japan and Asia Pacific -- home of many large international electronics corporations that leverage the OneSpace product suite for their product development and PLM platform.

CoCreate's recent 2006 product suite gives electronics companies a suitably lean and agile approach to achieving product lifecycle management -- an approach CoCreate coins as "PLM that makes sense." The result is a fluid product development process that strongly leverages the Microsoft platform for upfront design planning and seamlessly transitions released designs to downstream manufacturing systems for the next stage of the product's lifecycle.

About CoCreate

CoCreate develops 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to accelerate their business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. CoCreate is also the world's #1 provider of Dynamic Modeling technology, an approach to 3D product development that delivers unrivaled speed, flexibility and responsiveness to change throughout the design process, and is the key enabler for lean product development. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at

CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG.

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    Todd Black
    CoCreate Software, Inc. North America
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    Chikage Toyama
    CoCreate Software Company, Japan/Asia-Pacific
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    Thomas Roser
    CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG, Europe
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