ENOVIA MatrixOne Frees Up More Than 6,000 Design Hours Per Year at Agere Systems; Synchronicity installation an example of ENOVIA MatrixOne semiconductor design data management and professional service leadership

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 22, 2006— Dassault Systemes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that ENOVIA MatrixOne has refined its implementation with Agere Systems, consolidating 160 separate ENOVIA MatrixOne Synchronicity(R) software installations, which span 17 design centers in six countries, into a common architecture and support system. In an example of a successful vendor-customer relationship, ENOVIA MatrixOne's professional services team worked closely with Agere to maximize efficiencies and reduce errors in what could have become an extremely unwieldy multiplicity of software installations.

By streamlining the implementation to eliminate thousands of hours of work each year, designers are now able to add strategic value in other areas - such as developing new innovative products and optimizing existing solutions - giving Agere a competitive advantage.

Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and software power a broad range of computing and communications applications, from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Over the past six years, Agere has installed a combined 650 licenses of ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity(R) Developer Suite(TM) and Synchronicity DesignSync(R) for secure collaborative data design management across its global locations.

"ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity solutions have already improved our organization's ability to manage our product data and engineering processes. However, due to the unique insight and understanding that the team had of Agere's business and how our engineers work, we were able to collaborate and find additional ways to improve the efficiency and success of our organization," said Joe Tanenbaum, senior systems engineer - IT Design Tools Team Leader, Agere Systems.

Chief among the improvements are the automation of administrative tasks, improved data integrity preservation, centralized management for greater security and uniform support and training.

"A successful relationship between an IT vendor and its customers requires consistent collaboration and review," said Patricia Megowan, vice president of global electronics for ENOVIA MatrixOne. "As a result of our leadership position in semiconductor design data management, Agere is now able to better leverage its assets, manage projects more efficiently and improve its time to market."

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21 E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Dassault Systemes' current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are described in the Company's reports on Form 20-F and 6-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About ENOVIA MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. was acquired by Paris-based Dassault Systemes in May, 2006 and today is part of its ENOVIA PLM Collaborative Environment family of solutions. The ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions enable companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. ENOVIA MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 850 companies use ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, New Balance, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, REI, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. ENOVIA MatrixOne ( www.matrixone.com) is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA and SolidWorks are registered trademarks of Dassault Systemes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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