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EDS SELECTS TEXAS INSTRUMENTS' IEF(TM), I-CASE SOLUTION FOR APPLICATION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

 EDS SELECTS TEXAS INSTRUMENTS' IEF(TM),
 I-CASE SOLUTION FOR APPLICATION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
 PLANO, Texas, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) and Texas Instruments have agreed to a master contract governing worldwide use by EDS of TI's Information Engineering Facility(TM) (IEFTM). EDS has chosen TI's integrated computer-aided systems engineering (I-CASE) product, IEF, as a corporate-approved tool for developing and maintaining computer software applications.
 EDS has licensed TI's fully integrated IEF tools, including the Central Encyclopedia and development modules, as well as TI's training and other professional services. EDS anticipates using the IEF systems in support of its customers worldwide.
 The five-year, multimillion dollar agreement is potentially one of the largest license agreements in the five-year history of IEF commercial sales, said Ron W. Brittian, vice president-Business Development for TI's Information Technology Group. Contract value was not disclosed.
 TI's IEF software, a leading product in the growing CASE marketplace, is used by business analysts and software engineers to automate the development and generation of computer software. More than 600 companies worldwide use IEF software.
 "EDS will use IEF to develop applications for its customers, who come from a wide range of industries, including financial, services, hospitals, insurance, publishing and manufacturing," said Joe Holmes, president of EDS' Technology Architecture Division.
 "TI's Information Engineering Facility conforms well to our vision of what CASE technology should be -- an integrated tool with model- driven maintenance, supporting heterogeneous platforms," Holmes said.
 John W. White, president of TI's Information Technology Group, said: "The ability of IEF software to support multivendor platforms -- DEC, Hewlett-Packard, Sequent, Tandem, IBM and other UNIX-based hardware -- will prove ideal to the development and cross-generation of applications to the varied platforms used by EDS clients and prospective customers.
 "EDS is exploring ways to reduce the amount of software maintenance," White said. "When you can make application modifications at the model level instead of the code level, you can achieve a greater degree of flexibility and create significant savings. Thus, as a company like EDS adds clients, it can significantly reduce the amount of investment required to modify the software code.
 "Working with one sophisticated business partner like EDS, we can gain the benefit of an experience of a hundred various companies," White said. "EDS will develop applications for virtually every combination of hardware, company size and industry imaginable, making them a good solid contributing partner in terms of technology experience.
 "EDS is participating with TI in beta testing of TI's client/server enhancements and is expected to participate in beta testing of Windows- related software," White said. "We expect EDS to be a very active development and test partner."
 NOTE: Electronic Data Systems has operations in 30 countries, employs more than 70,000 people and is the leader in applying information technology to meet the needs of businesses and governments around the globe. Stock reflecting EDS' performance is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GME. EDS reported revenues of $7.1 billion in 1991.
 Texas Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in Dallas, is a high technology company with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. TI develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors, defense electronics systems, computer systems, metallurgical materials, consumer electronics products and software productivity tools. IEF products are supported in Europe by JMA Information Engineering Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary.
 Please refer all TI inquiries to: Texas Instruments
 IEF Marketing
 6550 Chase Oaks Blvd., MS 8474
 Plano, Texas 75023
 1-800-527-3500
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 /CONTACT: Julie Bartosh, media relations of EDS (Dallas), 214-661-6516; or Steve Stibbons of Texas Instruments, (Dallas), 214-575-6455/ CO: Electronic Data Systems Corp. ST: Texas IN: CPR SU:


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