News EADS Innovation Works Europe Adds HyperWorks to Their Set of Preferred CAE Tools Press contact: Evelyn Gebhardt Blue Gecko Marketing Tel.: +49 6421 9684351 firstname.lastname@example.org Company contact: Michael J. Kidder Altair Engineering, Inc. Tel.: +1.248.614.2400, ext. 269 email@example.com Strategic decision for HyperWorks helps to enhance modeling and optimization, saving development time, costs and material in aerospace industry TROY, Mich., March 31, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that EADS Innovation Works, the EADS corporate research and technology organization, has increased its use of HyperWorks throughout its European operations and has added Altair’s simulation suite to its preferred set of CAE tools. EADS Innovation Works will use HyperWorks to optimize aerospace structures, with a specific focus on composite material systems, to further the company’s technical innovation potential. The group also plans to use HyperWorks pre-processing technology to streamline the complex meshing process for acoustic finite element (FE) models. EADS Innovation Works has been using Altair’s software for several years already and has recently consolidated licenses “In Germany, we were looking for good optimization and meshing tools,” said Dr. Peter Middendorf, Head of Structure Integration & Mechanical Systems, EADS Innovation Works, Germany. “HyperWorks, with OptiStruct and HyperMesh, offers exactly the tools we were looking for to meet our needs. We like the open architecture of the product suite and we appreciate the high meshing quality of HyperMesh. In a benchmark, we ran with several meshing tools, HyperMesh produced excellent results, especially for volume meshes, which we need to automate our interior acoustic simulation efforts. Also, optimization is of growing importance in the aerospace industry and in all EADS Business Units. We are using OptiStruct for our optimization tasks because of its leading performance in optimizing composite structures. With Altair’s tools and support we can save time, money, and material.” “I’m very pleased about EADS Innovation Works’ decision for HyperWorks and Altair support,” said Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Altair Vice President EMEA. “During the last twelve months, we have seen a tremendous growth of HyperWorks in the aerospace industry and throughout different EADS Business Units. I’m sure this trend will continue due the industry’s high interest in adopting HyperWorks’ superior modeling, visualization and optimization technologies, which include customized solutions for the aerospace industry, such as the optimization of composite structures. I am looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with EADS Innovation Works.” About HyperWorks Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications. For more information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com. About EADS EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of € 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000. The Group includes Airbus as the leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft, with Airbus Military covering tanker, transport and mission aircraft, Eurocopter as the world's largest helicopter supplier and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA.More information about EADS can be found at www.eads.com. About Altair Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.