DEK Printing Machines Improves Global Product Development Collaboration with the PTC Product Development System

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 16, 2008— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that DEK Printing Machines (DEK), the worlds leading provider of equipment and processes for the high accuracy mass imaging of electronic materials, has expanded its deployment of the PTC Product Development System (PDS) to include Windchill for content and process management. With the existing use of PTC Pro/ENGINEER®, PTCs 3D parametric CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design, Windchill now enables DEK to improve internal project collaboration within their six global sites and external project collaboration with their suppliers and partners.

Using Pro/ENGINEER, we have been able to produce a broad set of products based on a product platform strategy and modular sub-assemblies. The further adoption of the PTC® PDS has allowed much quicker and more cost effective product development and in turn has given us the benefit of accelerated manufacturing processes, said Dick Johnson, Development Manager DEK Printing. The introduction of Windchill enables us to make our product development data accessible beyond individual design teams to the entire global enterprise, providing the right people access to the right data at the right time.

DEK designs and manufactures specialist electronics imaging systems used by major electronics manufacturers and subcontractors for surface mount silicon chip technology and PCB assemblies for products ranging from cell phones, robots and missiles to toys and medical equipment. The company operates manufacturing plants in the UK and China, the design teams are located in the UK, Germany, India and US. Service centers are run in 18 locations worldwide.

Our suppliers were using different systems, said Mr. Johnson. Paper drawings were being created from the CAD models, leading to delays and problems in interpretation. The introduction of Windchill enabled our suppliers to collaborate more efficiently by building components directly from DEKs 3D models which has led to improvements in our overall productivity.

DEK prides itself on being a developer of leading-edge high-technology products and services, requiring them to constantly evaluate their technology strategy for maximum global competitiveness, said Chad Hawkinson, vice president electronics and high tech product strategy, PTC. PTCs product development system provides an integral and flexible architecture that makes it easy for customers to adopt new capabilities to further enhance their product development processes. We are proud to support DEKs product development needs as it continues executing its industry leadership.

About DEK

DEK is the worlds leading provider of equipment and processes for the high accuracy mass imaging of electronic materials. Through the combined strength of machines, stencils and screens, consumables and process support products, they deliver total support for their customers materials deposition processes.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 organizations worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These include: the success of our initiatives to provide a robust and easily deployable product development system; the ability of PTC to successfully partner and effectively coordinate and manage joint activities (including development, implementation and support) with technology partners in order to efficiently and cost effectively deliver products and services that meet our customers data exchange requirements, and the success of PTCs customer satisfaction initiatives in providing the foundation for long-term relationships and repeat business, together with such other risks and uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular deployment of PTC software is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or the level of revenue for any particular period.

PTC, the PTC logo, The Product Development Company, Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK, Windchill, Windchill ProjectLink and Windchill PDM Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation.


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