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CMC Expands CAE’s Role in Automotive Development on Altair’s HyperWorks Platform

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Jenn Korail
Airfoil Public Relations for Altair Engineering

TROY, Mich., June 30, 2011 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that China Motor Corp. (CMC), a Taiwan-based automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM), has significantly expanded its use of HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions for automobile design and development.

CMC engineers have been using Altair HyperWorks for CAE pre- and post-processing to engineer new automobile designs since 2002. CMC now is extending its use of HyperWorks by employing HyperWorks software structural optimization solutions (OptiStruct), design robustness study technology (HyperStudy), finite element and mechanical systems solvers (RADIOSS and MotionSolve), and the workflow process automation layer.

“The main reason we chose HyperWorks is the open architecture,” said Ju Chen Shing, general manager of the product engineering division at CMC. “HyperWorks allows easy data exchange with other CAE products, which is necessary in the automotive industry. As far as I am concerned, HyperWorks is the best CAE platform for automotive manufacturers.”

The HyperWorks platform provides CMC with both advanced technology and a flexible software licensing model that replaces expensive traditional licensing plans, giving employees access to the HyperWorks suite across organizational and geographic boundaries, as well as to a broad range of complementary third-party programs and other Altair products at no extra cost.

CMC also benefits from the technical support offered through Altair’s close partnership with its Taiwan-based distributor, Alpha Precision Instrumentation Corp. (APIC).

“We are very pleased to work along with CMC,” said Herbert Qi, Altair China’s general manager. “CMC’s extended usage of HyperWorks is a testament to the value our technology and expertise bring to the automotive industry. We are looking forward to continuing a strong relationship with CMC and APIC as we provide them with the innovative CAE tools to meet their needs effectively.”

About CMC
CMC (China Motor Corporation) was founded in June of 1969 and signed a technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation the following year. The company has been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) since March 1991. CMC's business operations are guided by the principles expressed in the acronym HIT, which stands for Harmony, Innovation and Top.

About APIC
APIC (Alpha Precision Instrumentation Corp.), a Taiwan Altair sales partner founded in 1977, works closely with CMC on automotive engineering and development. APIC (www.apic.com) provides engineering consultation to Taiwan industries, providing software sales, training, consultation and post-installation service. APIC maintains a close support relationship with CMC.

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 25-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com and www.altairhtc.com.

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