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SIMMETRIX AWARDED $1.9M FROM NIST ATP FOR SIMULATION TOOLS.

Simmetrix, Inc., Clifton Park, N.J., a provider of component software for simulation-based design, has received an award of $1.9M from the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop the next generation in tools and techniques for simulation-based design.

Building on the automated simulation modeling technologies developed and marketed by Simmetrix, this project will address the additional technologies needed to truly support simulation-based design. The emphasis is on developing the low level infrastructure to support the increased use of simulation as the primary means of design validation throughout the design process. These developments will result in an automated geometry-based simulation environment that interacts seamlessly with existing PDM, CAD, and CAE technologies to execute simulations that include explicit control of the approximations made.

"We're pleased to help support Simmetrix in this innovative and challenging research," said Christopher J. Currens, ATP Program Manager, "This new technology potentially will reduce significantly the billions of dollars now spent on engineering analysis and testing and give designers access to powerful new tools."

"It is well recognized that the use of simulation early in design leads to better products that can be designed faster and cost less," said Dr. Mark Beall, Simmetrix' president. "With the support of this NIST ATP project new approaches will be developed to enable complex simulation-based design systems to easily be constructed and applied to a wide variety of problems throughout the entire design process."

Simmetrix will develop and distribute the Simulation Modeling Environment as component software toolkits enabling CAD and CAE vendors to leverage this technology investment.

About Simmetrix, Inc.

Simmetrix, Inc. is a leading provider of OEM component technology for simulation-based design and CAD/CAE integration. Customers are simulation modeling software developers that provide a broad range of analysis applications including mechanical, electro-magnetic, fluids, and MEMS simulation. Simmetrix' flagship product is the Simulation Modeling Suite, a comprehensive set of toolkits to support Simulation Modeling directly from solid models providing problem definition, attribute management, and automatic mesh generation with support of mesh curving, mesh adaptivity, and anisotropic boundary layer mesh generation. The Simulation Modeling Suite generates meshes and attributes suitable for finite element, finite volume, and boundary element analysis directly from design data. Simmetrix also provides custom Simulation-Based Design system development for manufacturing corporations. Simmetrix, founded in 1997, has offices in Clifton Park, NY, Detroit, MI, and Clarkesville, GA. About the Advanced Technology Program

The Advanced Technology Program, managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, provides cost-shared funding to industry for high-risk R&D projects with the potential to spark important, broad-based economic benefits for the United States. The awards are made on the basis of a rigorous peer-reviewed selection process.

For more information, visit http://www.simmetrix.com and http://www.atp.nist.gov or call 404/374-7247.
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