MSC.Software Creates University Advisory Board (UAB) to Accelerate New Technology Development

Advisory Board to Provide Technical Guidance, Share and Explore Information on Commercial Trends and Promote Best Practices

SANTA ANA, Calif. — April 30, 2009— MSC.Software Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCS), a leading global provider of simulation software applications and related services today announced the creation of a University Advisory Board (UAB) that will facilitate collaboration between MSC.Software and leading universities, researchers and students to rapidly bring advanced, leading-edge technologies to industry.

The UAB includes professors, researchers and other representatives from a broad selection of Universities across the globe including Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University Of Michigan, Northwestern University, Lulea University of Technology, University of Cassino, Hangyang University, University of Minnesota, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of Wisconsin, Tsinghua University, Inha University, Konkuk University and other world-class Universities. Members will work closely with MSC.Software senior management and product development team members to exchange information on contemporary advancements in numerical methods, computational mechanics, and other new technologies and introduce these developments quickly to improve the impact of engineering simulation on product development.

“We are excited to join MSC.Software’s UAB and impressed with the thought leadership MSC is demonstrating with its creation,” said Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh, Professor of structural and earthquake engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Astaneh, who is widely known for his research in the structural and mechanical effects of seismic and explosive events, is actively working on technology with potential to improve the safety of civil infrastructure including buildings, bridges, harbors, ships and trains. “The future of engineering simulation lies in the hands of the students who represent its next generation of innovators and problem solvers. To be open to allowing universities to closely partner to shape this future is a transformative step for both MSC.Software, academia, and the industry as a whole.”

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is a leading global provider of simulation software, that helps companies make money save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster. MSC.Software employs approximately 1000 people around the world. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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