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Coustyx by ANSOL now Part of Altair’s HyperWorks Partner Alliance

Altair Corporate Contact:
Antoine Poussier
+1 248-614-2400 Ext. 293

ANSOL Contact:
Delores Orender
+1 614-260-4629

Altair Adds Leading Acoustics Technology

TROY, Mich. – December 8, 2009 – Altair (www.altair.com), a global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision making, today announced the addition to its HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA) of Coustyx from Advanced Numerical Solutions, LLC (ANSOL), a developer of innovative solutions for design and analysis of mechanical systems. HyperWorks users can now download the latest version of Coustyx from the HWPA website at www.hyperworksalliance.com and use Coustyx at no incremental cost through their existing HyperWorks software license system. This brings the total number of applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 54 including 26 third-party software applications such as Coustyx.

Coustyx is a next-generation analysis software that integrates Advanced Boundary Element formulations with Fast Multipole Method to yield fast, accurate solutions to very large problems in acoustics, across a wide frequency range. Coustyx is developed with support from the National Science Foundation.

“ANSOL looks forward to accelerating the adoption of Coustyx into the global Altair customer base through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance,” said Rajendra Gunda, Project Scientist for ANSOL. “Coustyx is a complimentary solution to the HyperWorks suite which allows customers to create better products.”

To date, over 265 companies worldwide have joined the HyperWorks Partner Alliance, maximizing their current investment in HyperWorks licenses by giving their engineers and designers flexible access to a growing pool of leading technology solutions.

HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications.

“Altair is excited about this new partnership with ANSOL, it provides our customers with an easy to use, robust and cost effective solution for simulating acoustic phenomena”, said Michael Humphrey, Vice President of Altair’s Global Partner Programs. “With the addition of Coustyx into the HWPA, Altair is extending our portfolio of solutions for engineers concerned with minimizing the Noise, Vibration and Harshness of their products.”

About Advanced Numerical Solutions, LLC (ANSOL)
ANSOL was founded in 1990. ANSOL's vision is to develop innovative solutions for design and analysis of mechanical systems. ANSOL has an established track record of successful commercialization of its innovative technologies. Our product offerings include -- Coustyx for acoustic analysis, and Calyx suite of products for transmission design. We also provide consulting services. To learn more, please visit www.ansol.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 product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

About the HyperWorks Partner Alliance
HyperWorks uses a subscription-based software licensing model, where software licenses float across the enterprise, and customers can use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair developed and third party software applications. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the HyperWorks Partner Alliance, visit www.hyperworksalliance.com.

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