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ALIAS/WAVEFRONT DEBUTS CAID SOFTWARE FOR HP-UX PLATFORM.

Alias/Wavefront(TM), a SGI (NYSE:SGI) company, has developed an HP-UX version of its 3D computer-aided industrial design (CAID) software family, Studio/Tools(TM).

Studio/Tools software for HP-UX includes DesignStudio(TM), Studio(TM), AutoStudio(TM) and SurfaceStudio(TM).

The HP-UX version of the Studio/Tools family is the latest development in an expansion program that saw support for Sun(TM) Solaris(R) and Windows NT(R) platforms added to the SGI(R) Irix(R) operating system over the past two years. The program is intended to extend accessibility of Studio/Tools software to a broader range of industrial designers around the world.

"Alias/Wavefront continuously works toward satisfying the requirements of our customers, delivering solutions that work in their environments," explained John Gibson, Director, Studio/Tools at Alias/Wavefront. "One very important area is the Hewlett-Packard operating environment and we are pleased to be teaming up with HP to provide our world class CAID and surface modeling technology to a broader base of users."

"The HP-UX operating environment, workstations and servers combined with the advanced capabilities of Alias/Wavefront software offer an excellent option for design departments that need solid price-performance as well as the power and scalability of the HP-UX platform," commented Mark Ewers, global business manager for digital content creation, HP's Technical Computing Division.

Pricing & Availability

The Studio/Tools family of software is priced starting at $15,000. (Price is indicated in US funds and will vary outside of the US.)

For more information, readers can access Alias/Wavefront's web site at www.aliaswavefront.com. Readers can also contact the nearest sales office or Channel Partner in their area; North America: 800 447 2542; Europe + 800 4125 4125; Italy 800 791 174; Asia-Pacific 81 3 3470 8282; and Latin America 525 203 0030.

About Alias/Wavefront

Alias/Wavefront is the world's leading developer of CAID (computer-aided industrial design) software. For over 15 years, the company has been the premier supplier of design software developed specifically for the needs of transportation designers, including automotive interiors and exteriors, motorcycles and watercraft. Around the world, designers have also used Alias/Wavefront products to produce award-winning designs for everything from laptop computers, sporting equipment, cellular telephones, medical equipment and children's toys to fashion accessories. As the world's leading innovator of 2D and 3D graphics technology, Alias/Wavefront develops software for the film and video, games, interactive media, industrial design, technical surfacing and visualization markets.

Alias/Wavefront's design customers include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Fiat, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Italdesign, Kodak, Mattel, Renault, Rollerblade, Teague and Timex.

Alias/Wavefront's film and video customers include Blue Sky, Cinesite, CNN, Digital Domain, Dream Quest Images, Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images (PDI), Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Feature Animation.

Games customers include Acclaim Entertainment, Core Design, Electronic Arts, Factor 5, Kodiak Interactive, Lucas Arts Entertainment Company, Midway Games, Naughty Dog, Nihilistic, Nintendo, Rare Ltd., Retro Studios, Sega, Single Trac, Sony Computer Entertainment, Square, Timeline Studios, Valkyrie Studios, Verant Interactive, Relic Entertainment, and Westwood Studios.

Alias/Wavefront is a wholly owned, independent software company of SGI(R) with headquarters in Toronto and technical centers in Seattle and Santa Barbara.

For more information, call 360/428-3707.
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