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LFE Improves Design and Communication Efficiencies with Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK Print E-mail
Written by Nicole Rowe   
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
NEEDHAM, Mas: PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company(R), today announced that Loyalty Founder Enterprise (LFE), a global leader in the metal and plastic electronics enclosure industry, has standardized on PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire(R) 3.0 and PTC Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 to transform its product development process and cut design cycle time by 40%. Pro/ENGINEER, PTC's integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software, helps companies develop detailed, intuitive and realistic 3D product representations, rapidly transferring innovative ideas into successful products. LFE complemented its new standardized design system with Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 to manage and eliminate data inconsistencies.
Founded in Taiwan, LFE is a proven leader in the metal stamping and plastic injection molding industries with over 25 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. Today's increasingly complex product development environment requires LFE to shorten time to market by compressing development cycles without compromising results. Prior to choosing PTC, LFE's non-standardized designing process did not allow LFE's engineers to effectively analyze key mold design elements. As a result, design errors were often not identified until the physical mold prototype was created, causing rework and development delays. With geographically dispersed clients and teams, communication with clients, or even between concurrent designing teams and departments, was also problematic. LFE needed a solution that could create a common working environment and methodologies to improve engineering efficiency.

After deploying PTC solutions, LFE was able reduce its mold design cycle time by 40% and elevate overall design efficiency among its engineering teams by 20%. Pro/ENGINEER also enabled LFE to decrease mold design change and BOM list development time. Designs were also quickly reusable, saving critical time that would have previously been spent on re-design efforts. This is extremely important when a project is under a compressed time frame because it speeds delivery time to customers. Pro/INTRALINK enabled centralized vaulting and revision control of Pro/ENGINEER models, relationships and functionality for improved information security and accuracy. LFE was also able to configure the level of access control of its employees for any project and then communicate any changes broadly.

"At LFE, we can support almost any kind of metal stamping and plastic injection design-for-manufacturing (DFM) needs. To fulfill such a promise of product quality to our customers, we have to ensure that for every project, we are able reduce project costs, minimize human error and improve collaboration among different departments to increase operating efficiency," expressed Po Hu, general manager, LFE. "PTC's industry-proven design solutions have enabled us to do just that. By utilizing the fully integrated Pro/ENGINEER solutions, our engineers can now develop all kinds of mold designs to fulfill our customers' requirements within one application. They can also now manage data more easily with Pro/INTRALINK, allowing them to concentrate on innovative product design."

"We are pleased that LFE has chosen to adopt Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK software for their outstanding software architecture and capabilities, reliable performance, security and technical support," said Brian Shepherd, divisional vice president Product Management, PTC. "LFE's outstanding post-deployment benefits are clear evidence to the rest of the industry that Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK are truly effective productivity tools that promote best practices in design, while ensuring compliance with any industry or company standards. We are confident that as LFE's business continues to grow, PTC will continue to support their expanding engineering and design requirements."

About Loyal Founder Enterprise (LFE)

Loyalty Founder Enterprise Co., Ltd. (LFE) was founded in Taiwan in 1979. With over 25 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, LFE is now a global leader in the metal and plastic electronics enclosure market. Operating strategically placed manufacturing sites, engineering offices, and logistics facilities throughout the world; LFE is an industry-proven leader in metal stamping and plastic injection molding industries. Its major subsidiaries include Axxion Group Corporation in USA, Solleron Corporation in Taiwan, and Loyalty Founder Enterprise Dongguan in China.

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 www.ptc.com

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. Such risks include the ability of PTC to develop the technologies necessary to deliver products and services that allow customers to implement a comprehensive product development system across an extended enterprise and supply chain; PTC's successful coordination and management of joint activities with third parties (including development, technology integration, implementation, sales and support) in order to deliver products and services that meet those requirements; and the success of PTC's customer satisfaction initiatives in providing the foundation for long-term relationships and repeat business, as well as those that are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular selection of or standardization on PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or the level of revenue for any particular period.
 
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