MatrixOne and D’GIPRO Partner to Deliver Semiconductor Design Data Management Solutions to Indian Market

Industry Leaders Team Up to Enable Customers to Improve Access to Design Data and Speed Time-to-Market for Their Products

Westford, Mass., April 6, 2006 — MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain™, today announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with D’GIPRO Design Automation Marketing Pvt. Ltd., a leading EDA (electronic design automation) distributor services company based in India.

“MatrixOne has long been recognized as one of the leaders in semiconductor design data management solutions,” said S. Ramachandran, M.D. of D’GIPRO. “With this formal reseller agreement, our partnership with MatrixOne will deliver the best of both worlds to our customers — local MatrixOne product support and EDA best practices from D’GIPRO — enabling them to dramatically improve their product design, development and delivery processes.”

Andy Kalambi, vice president and managing director, MatrixOne Asia, said, “India has emerged as the largest offshore semiconductor design hub outside the United States. Our presence in India through D’GIPRO will strengthen our commitment to supporting our global customers with design centers in India as well as local Indian companies that would like to leverage global best practices in semiconductor design data management solutions.”

D’GIPRO has an established consulting group, whose goal is to help clients employ collaborative processes and tools to take maximum advantage of the broader definition of a product—not only in the traditional EDA tool domain, but also throughout the product lifecycle.

MatrixOne’s Web-based collaborative PLM solutions unify and streamline processes across the product lifecycle, bringing together people, processes and content on a single platform—enabling companies to easily and cost-effectively work on projects within and outside of their enterprises, with the goal of reducing development costs and time to market. MatrixOne’s adaptable and scalable technology is built to accommodate the ever-changing needs of its customers.

“D’GIPRO has more than 15 years of expertise in implementing diverse EDA tools for our customers in India,” added Patricia Megowan, vice president of MatrixOne’s global electronics business unit. “By formalizing our partnership with D’GIPRO, we are expanding our reach and increasing our ability to bring customers improved time-to-market and better collaboration with suppliers and customers across-the-board.”

As a part of the reseller agreement, the two companies will focus on providing semiconductor design management solutions and services for both multi-national and indigenous companies in India, including the following MatrixOne solutions:

MatrixOne’s Synchronicity® Developer Suite™ - is already in use at 12 of the top 15 semiconductor companies. It provides and services an advanced design data management environment, which enables global, multi-site development that can lower cycle times, increase quality and improve a semiconductor organization’s return on product development.

Developer Suite provides designers with improved performance and support for the industry’s broadest range of EDA applications and operating platforms. It includes MatrixOne’s Synchronicity DesignSync®, its semiconductor design data management platform and MatrixOne’s Synchronicity ProjectSync®, a project communication and collaboration management solution. The optional MatrixOne’s Hierarchical Configuration Manager™ provides the industry’s only true block-based data management capability, enabling hierarchical system-on-chip (SoC) design and reuse.

MatrixOne’s Synchronicity Publisher Suite® with IP Gear™ - has become the de facto standard for moving design information in and between companies. MatrixOne’s Synchronicity Publisher Suite with IP Gear bundles MatrixOne’s IP Gear™ Catalog and MatrixOne’s IP Gear™ Helpdesk to form a complete solution to manage, distribute and support IP. The IP Gear Catalog is a server that organizes and dynamically presents Web pages of relevant IP information. The IP Gear Helpdesk is a rich support system with integrated issue tracking and a knowledge base of legacy solutions and information.

MatrixOne’s IP Gear Catalog - is used to distribute and track sensitive IP to reduce complexity, errors and duplicated efforts. Critical to a company’s customer service efforts, the IP Gear Helpdesk enables customers to be directed to the most appropriate content expert so that issues are resolved efficiently. The IP Gear Helpdesk provides a system to deploy common customer support methodologies across globally dispersed groups and thus leverage best practices. Its rich functionality and many features facilitate knowledge sharing and quick problem resolution to reduce support costs.

MatrixOne Semiconductor Accelerator for Enterprise Project Management™ - helps solve problems faced by semiconductor company project managers as they work to balance their responsibilities in managing globally dispersed project teams, including identifying and facilitating projects that have the greatest chance for success; getting chips out on time and on budget; eliminating costly errors; and attaining predictable results with new chip introductions.

D’GIPRO Design Automation and Marketing Pvt. Ltd., established in 1987 and headquartered in Bangalore, is the leading EDA tools solutions provider in India. D’GIPRO represents top notch EDA companies, offering niche VLSI, FPGA and system design and implementation tools for the Indian hi-tech industry. D’GIPRO has its branch offices in Hyderabad and New Delhi and houses a strong team of field application engineers to provide pre and post sales technical support and training for its customers across the country. For more details visit

About MatrixOne
MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading global provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, enables companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. With world-class PLM solutions and a commitment to customer success, MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 850 companies use MatrixOne’s solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. On March 1, 2006, Dassault Systemes entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MatrixOne, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions.

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