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IBM(R) SUBSIDIARY CADAM INC(R) ANNOUNCES MICRO CADAM(R) V1R5 TO RUN ON HP APOLLO 9000 SERIES 700 WORKSTATIONS

 IBM(R) SUBSIDIARY CADAM INC(R) ANNOUNCES MICRO CADAM(R) V1R5
 TO RUN ON HP APOLLO 9000 SERIES 700 WORKSTATIONS
 BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) subsidiary CADAM INC announced today that it is porting its computer- aided design (CAD) software to the UNIX(R) system-based HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 workstations from Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE: HWP). This announcement exemplifies the new entrepreneurial spirit driving IBM companies to develop relationships with other market leaders and demonstrates that they have the autonomy to control their destiny.
 CADAM is extending MICRO CADAM to computing environments beyond IBM platforms as part of its recently announced focus to provide CAD/CAM/CAE products exclusively for the desktop. CADAM will demonstrate its MICRO CADAM software running on the HP Series 700 workstations at the AUTOFACT trade show in Detroit on Nov. 10-12, in booth No. 1240. MICRO CADAM will also be featured in HP's AUTOFACT booth No. 1600.
 "IBM has empowered CADAM INC to make independent business decisions," said Lee Murray, president of CADAM INC. "We are aggressively pursuing new markets and opportunities to broaden our customer base. We believe that the portation of MICRO CADAM V1R5 to the Series 700 fulfills the requirements of engineers already committed to the HP platform. Our mission is to increase the competitiveness of our customers, who by using MICRO CADAM software on the Series 700 can create their products better, faster and more cost-effectively."
 MICRO CADAM provides identical function and direct data sharing across multiple environments. Engineers can file a drawing from MICRO CADAM in the DOS environment and then call that same drawing up on a Series 700 workstation. "MICRO CADAM is the first CAD software product to support disk compatibility," said Mark Pinson, director of MICRO CADAM software development. "We needed to be able to create DOS directories on a floppy disk from a UNIX machine. There were no system calls available to do this, but our product does it."
 MICRO CADAM Product Family
 MICRO CADAM products developed for the Series 700 include: MICRO CADAM PLUS, the power mechanical design tool; Data Transfer, for exchanging model data with mainframe-based CADAM systems; Alternate Character Sets, for drawing annotation in non-English characters; and MICRO CADAM Access, an open architecture offering that enables MICRO CADAM users to write programs that interface the data in the MICRO CADAM model with other business processes such as bill of material generation, program scheduling and family of parts management.
 "The availability of CADAM software on the Series 700 is a significant development for customers requiring a powerful desktop CAD solution," said Richard B. Pickett, group market development manager for HP's Workstation Systems Group. "The power of the MICRO CADAM products, coupled with the graphics capabilities of the Series 700, gives users an excellent solution when designing their CAD applications."
 Originally developed in 1965 to automate design engineering and drafting, CADAM products have since been used to design a broad spectrum of products ranging from intricate piece parts to airplanes. In 1990, the IBM Corp. acquired CADAM INC from the Lockheed Corp. According to the market research firm Daratech, CADAM now holds the No. 2 position in the worldwide desktop CAD market. In the Japanese market alone, MICRO CADAM dominates the market with a 45 percent market share. CADAM has 225 employees. Despite the worldwide recession, MICRO CADAM revenues are up 26 percent year-to-year.
 For more information about price and availability dates, contact the CADAM Sales Desk at 818-841-9470 or 800-255-5710.
 Based on HP's PA-RISC technology, the Series 700 family features desktop and deskside models with prices beginning at $4,995 (U.S. local currency price) and system performance of up to 150.6 SPECfp92 and 80 SPECint92, and 147 SPECmark89 and 2-D and 3-D graphics performance of up to 2 million vectors per second.
 Hewlett-Packard Co. is the third-largest computer supplier in the United States, with computer revenues in excess of $10 billion in its 1991 fiscal year. HP has been delivering PA-RISC-based computers since 1986 with high reliability, data integrity, data availability and system availability. PA-RISC is being advanced by the Precision Risc Organization, an association of industry-leading companies that is broadening the use of PA-RISC technology and delivering its benefits to more customers worldwide.
 Hewlett-Packard Co. is an international manufacturer of measurement and computation products and systems recognized for excellence in quality and support. The company's products and services are used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and education in approximately 100 countries. HP has 90,900 employees and had revenues of $14.5 billion in its 1991 fiscal year.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: PA-RISC stands for Precision Architecture, HP's reduced-instruction-set computing (RISC) technology. HP-UX is based on and is compatible with USL's UNIX operating system. It also complies with X/Open's XPG3, POSIX 1003.1, FIPSS 151-1 and SVID2 interface specifications. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories Inc. in the Unites States and other countries. SPEC stands for System Performance Evaluation Cooperative, an industry-standard benchmarking group. SPECmark is that group's standard./
 /CONTACT: Antonia Inman of CADAM, 818-841-9470; or Tim Hurley of Hewlett-Packard, 508-436-5042/
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