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French Engineering Services Provider, SEGULA, Selects Altair HyperWorks

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Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Simulation platform improves customer satisfaction and productivity

TROY, Mich., January 07, 2008 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that SEGULA, a leading French engineering services company, has selected Altair HyperWorks as a major simulation platform for key aerospace and automotive projects. SEGULA will utilize HyperWorks to support consulting engagements at customer sites and within their offices in France and Italy. In addition, SEGULA plans to extend the use of HyperWorks more broadly throughout their global operations. SEGULA uses the entire HyperWorks suite including its solver solutions, modeling and visualization tools and structural optimization technologies.

“Altair is more than a software provider for us – in fact they are a competent partner who provides us with all the simulation tools we need,” said Bilal Anbari, President of SEGULA Automotive. “At SEGULA we manage projects from design through development, including all of the simulation tasks involved. With HyperWorks we are not only able to address our customers’ needs, but we have also increased our internal productivity. Some of our customers request that we work with HyperWorks while others have added the HyperWorks platform to their development process following our recommendation. Altair’s flexible licensing system allows our engineering staff to access the entire HyperWorks suite of tools throughout all phases of the development process. Currently, we use HyperWorks in France and Italy but plan to extend usage throughout other international SEGULA offices,” added Philippe Hidden, managing director vehicle engineering division, SEGULA Automotive.

“We are very pleased to see SEGULA using our products in their customer projects,” said Mauro Guglielminotti, Managing Director, Altair Engineering, France. “When Altair acquired the RADIOSS suite from Mecalog in Summer 2006, SEGULA took over Mecalog’s Services Department. A close partnership between Altair and SEGULA was the natural result of these acquisitions. Today, SEGULA uses all of our tools and provides services and support for these products to their customer base. In the future, I see this partnership growing and am sure that more and more SEGULA customers will benefit from the collaboration.”

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.

About Segula

The Segula Technologies Group is one of the major French companies involved in innovative engineering and consultancy. It provides its clients with innovative solutions to develop their products, means of production and information systems. Segula Technologies works with all industrial sectors: automotive, aeronautics, naval, railway, energy, nuclear, pharmaceutical, industrial vehicles etc.Its 5,800 employees share the same culture of quality and responsiveness, and a common passion for industry. With a presence in 16 countries (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Tunisia, Morocco, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, USA etc.), Segula Technologies recorded a turnover of 350 million euros in 2006. For more information about SEGULA please visit: www.segula.fr.

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 1,400 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.

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