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YDC of Japan and Aras Partner to Deliver Next Generation PLM Solution for Complex MCAD-ECAD Environments


Unified Multi-Discipline Product Development Environment enables Global Companies to Drive Innovation, Quality and Time to Market

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – February 6, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that YDC Corporation, a leading provider of electronic CAD solutions headquartered in Tokyo Japan, has partnered with Aras to provide an advanced PLM solution for global companies with complex MCAD-ECAD designs seeking a unified environment for multi-discipline product development. The solution enables companies to achieve greater innovation, better quality and faster time to market.


Together YDC and Aras will offer an integrated solution to provide global organizations with powerful, next generation PLM capabilities that span the lifecycle and extend across the supply chain. Unified processes that bring together software, mechanical and electronic design automation are essential for greater collaboration and visibility during multi-discipline product development.


“The complexity of products is increasing greatly with new innovations in electronics and software, and global businesses require a new modern PLM platform for mechatronics to manage design and development effectively,” said Teruyoshi Minaki, President of YDC Corporation. “We chose to partner with Aras for their advanced PLM technology, open architecture and strong multi-CAD capabilities.”


“YDC’s deep expertise in electronic CAD processes, proven suite of ECAD solutions and forward looking business perspective offer a distinct competitive advantage in the PLM market and in the delivery of mechatronics-based solutions,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We are pleased to partner with the YDC team and look forward to great success.”


About YDC
Founded in 1972, YDC is the developer of the CADVANCE, SONAR and File Master electronic design series of solutions. The company also develops and implements rapidly deployable, cost-effective ERP and BI solutions. To learn more visit www.ydc.co.jp


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm