UGS Signs New Cooperation Agreement with Mentor Graphics to Streamline "Mechatronics" – the Electro-Mechanical Product Development Process

PLANO, Texas – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the signing of a joint cooperation agreement with Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Systems Division (IESD) to deliver tight interoperability between the two companies’ software solutions. The agreement will result in a joint solution designed to significantly enhance the development and lifecycle management process for manufactured products employing electro-mechanical or "mechatronic" subsystems – a broad and growing segment of the market that includes household appliances, cell phones, personal computers, automobiles, aircraft, industrial machinery, medical equipment and satellites.