STX Offshore & Shipbuilding selects MSC Software's Engineering Analysis Solutions to Achieve Increased Simulation Accuracy

MSC.Software’s Engineering Analysis Solutions will bring Greater Efficiency,

Increased Product Quality and Decreased Time to Market

SANTA ANA, Calif, May 26, 2009 – MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), a leading global provider of simulation software and services, today announced that STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, one of the world’s leading Shipbuilding and Offshore Structures builders has selected MSC.Software’s suite of engineering simulation software including Marc and Patran, to increase its product quality through greater simulation accuracy.

STX Offshore &Shipbuilding will utilize MSC.Software’s proven set of engineering solutions to conduct global structural and vibration analyses. These include determining structural stability under various sea conditions. With improved simulation performed during the early phase of design, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is able to prevent excessive vibration on vessels and produce more reliable and safer products.

“With MSC.Software’s simulation tools we are able to perform and validate structural optimization and safety. The ability to reduce design errors via simulation accuracy allows us to produce better quality products, saves us money in redesign as flaws are discovered virtually rather than in physical prototypes, and will further enhance our reputation as the leader in the global market,” said Dr. JH Heo, Senior Vice President and Head of R&D institute, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

About STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is a global leader in the shipbuilding and offshore industry. In 2008, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding delivered 56 vessels to ship owners and received 84 new vessel orders. STX Offshore & Shipbuilding generated revenue of KRW 3,005 billion and employs 9,100 people. The Head office is located at Jinhae, Korea and there are two R&D centers located at Changwon and Seoul. STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has built leading technology and experience by producing world –class container ships, product carriers and high value-added ships such as LNG Carriers, Cape-size Bulk Carriers, VLCCs, VLOCs, PCTCs, Drill-Ships and 13,000 TEU very large-sized container ships. Its main business now includes offshore platforms including but not limited to F(P)SO, FPUs, Drilling Rigs, Supply Vessels, Pipe Layers, LNG Floaters, and Fixed Platforms.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NASDAQ:MSCS) is a global leader of simulation solutions that help 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 by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1000 people around the world. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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