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达索系统收购搜寻应用平台公司Exalead

发布者:DASSULT    编辑:TomLee    发布日期:2010-06-17    新闻来源:www.3ds.com   点击:


2010年6月10日,北京——全球 3D 技术与产品全生命周期管理 (PLM) 解决方案的领导者达索系统(Dassault Systèmes,DS)(巴黎欧洲证券:#13065,DSY.PA)与面向消费和商业用户的研究平台及搜索型应用技术供应商 Exalead 联合宣布,达索系统以1亿3500万欧元的价格收购了总部设于法国的 Exalead 公司。

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    全球每月有超过1亿人通过 Exalead 进行信息搜索、访问和报告,包括商业用户,如:世界银行和 Sanofi-Aventis,以及大众消费用户,如:Friendster(SNS社交网络服务鼻祖)和米其林(知名旅游服务网站)等。Exalead 一手建立业界唯一能对网络级数据量与应用进行高级语法处理的平台,为信息访问提供了独特的可扩展性、灵活性和易用性,能充分满足银行、零售、出版、商业服务、生命科学和消费服务等在信息获取方面需求极高的行业。

    Exalead的首席执行官 Alain Cotte 指出:“为了加速搜索应用在各行业的部署,我们需要实力雄厚的全球合作伙伴。和达索系统的联盟为我们的合作伙伴和客户提供了巨大机遇,他们将受益于达索系统的全球业务网络。”Exalead 的联合创始人 François Bourdoncle 补充说:“利用我们的实时搜索和自然语言功能,Exalead 能为网络用户提供独特体验。我们的技术和3D的结合标志着具备逼真体验的下一代信息技术。在达索系统的支持下,得益于 Exalead 技术的人将呈突破性增长。”

    达索系统总裁兼首席执行官Bernard Charlès指出:“创新世界无所不在且信息量极其密集。每个人都在寻找最简单、直观的应用(life-like, “如真实般” ),为企业内外部丰富可用的信息实现最大价值。在Exalead及其合作伙伴的支持下,我们能提供全新类型的搜索应用,满足协作社区的需求。我对 Qualis 集团(Exalead母公司)组建了这样一支拥有高度科学技能的出色团队表示衷心感谢,只有具有极高的科学水平才能在搜索技术和应用领域成为佼佼者,我们将携手推展这些技术到更高的世界级水平。”

    Qualis集团合夥人Emmanuel Coste指出:“我们深信,达索系统将推动 Exalead 的技术更进一步发展。这项决策不是轻易做出的,而是在通过技术和商务层面的全面考量,并深入了解 Exalead 与达索系统的契合程度,才做出的最终决定。”

    Exalead 的客户黄页集团(Yellow Pages Group)IS/IT部门副总裁Yvan Proteau说道:“两家公司强强联合,能够帮助像我们这样的企业,运用消费者梦寐以求的3D方式提供数据和信息,创造更好的用户体验。”

    Cap Gemini(全球最大的IT服务和咨询公司)的副主席兼集团首席执行官Paul Hermelin指出:“通过收购Exalead,达索系统选择开放性架构的路线也更加明确,为旗下ENOVIA品牌建立了‘软件及服务’的弹性,同时也为高附加价值的商业应用开创无限契机。我们率先认识到Exalead 公司的搜索应用(SBA)模式对信息技术产业的革命性影响。我们已经可以预见两家公司合并后,对制造业客户所带来的优势,同时前沿产业的客户也必将从中获益。”

关于达索系统

    达索系统是全球 3D 技术和产品全生命周期 (PLM) 解决方案的领导者,为80 个国家的 115,000 多位客户创造价值。自 1981 年以来,达索系统一直是 3D 软件市场中的先驱者,致力于将3D技术应用于产品从概念、维护、直至回收的全生命周期 。达索系统软件组合由用于设计虚拟产品的 CATIA、用于 3D 机械设计的 SolidWorks、用于虚拟生产的 DELMIA、用于虚拟测试的 SIMULIA、用于全球协作生命周期管理的 ENOVIA、以及用于在线 3D 逼真体验的 3DVIA 组成。如欲了解更多信息,敬请访问:http://www.3ds.com

CATIA、DELMIA、ENOVIA、SIMULIA、SolidWorks 和 3D VIA 是达索系统或其子公司在美国和/或其他国家的注册商标。
   
关于Exalead

    Exalead® 成立于2000年,是由一群搜索引擎的先驱共同建立的公司。Exalead 是面向商业和政府市场的搜索应用(Search-Based Application)平台的领导提供商,其客户遍及全球,包括:法国液化空气(Air Liquide)、米其林( ViaMichelin)、标致雪铁龙、法新社、和 Sanofi Aventis等,每月有超过1亿人使用Exalead的搜索应用。 Exalead CloudView是领先业界的云端技术,为信息访问应用提供创新架构。Exalead 在巴黎、马德里、旧金山、伦敦、格拉斯哥、米兰、和德国的达姆斯达特等设有分公司。更多信息请访问:http://www.exalead.com/software


Press Release
Paris, France  June 9, 2010

Dassault Systèmes Acquires Exalead
New Possibilities with Search Based Applications for Enterprise and People
www.3ds.com/company/announcement/exalead-acquisition

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Exalead, a leading provider of Search Platforms and Search-Based Applications (SBA) for consumer and business users, today announced that Dassault Systèmes acquired the French company Exalead for approximately  135 million.

Every month, over 100 million people rely on Exalead for information search, access and reporting, including people in companies like Sanofi-Aventis and World Bank for business use, and Friendster, Lagardère Active and ViaMichelin for contextual consumer search. Exalead provides the industry's only platform designed from the ground up to apply advanced semantic processing to Web-scale data volumes and usage. Exalead brings unique scalability, agility and usability to industries such as Banking, Retail, Publishing, Business Services, Life Sciences and Consumer Services where an easy access to information is essential.

"To accelerate the deployment of Search-Based Applications in all market sectors, we needed a strong international partner," comments Alain Cotte, CEO, Exalead. "This alliance represents a tremendous opportunity for our partners and customers who will benefit from Dassault Systèmes' global presence." Exalead Co-Founder François Bourdoncle adds, "With our real-time search and natural language capabilities, Exalead provides a unique Web user experience. The combination with 3D represents the next generation of information technology for lifelike experiences. With Dassault Systèmes, the number of people who will benefit from our technology will explode."

"The world of innovation is everywhere and information intensive," said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. "Everyone is looking for simplicity with intuitive applications ("life-like") which value the rich information available inside and outside companies. With Exalead and its partners, we can provide a new class of search-based applications for collaborative communities." Bernard Charlès adds: "I would like to salute the critical role Qualis played in assembling such a great team with deep scientific skills, giving it the means to develop into a true leader in search technology and applications, and deciding to hand it to us to further its development on a worldwide level."

Emmanuel Coste, Partner, Qualis, commented: "We are confident that the Exalead adventure will accelerate with Dassault Systèmes. It was not a light decision, but one we made with the deep understanding of the fit for Exalead within Dassault Systèmes we gained through the discussion and implementation of both a technological and a commercial partnership."

A statement to which Yvan Proteau, Vice President, IS/IT, Yellow Pages Group, adds: "The combination of these entities will help organizations like ours create better user experiences based on the delivery of information and data in an innovative manner that leverages the latest in 3D technology that consumers have long demanded."

Paul Hermelin, Vice Chairman and Group CEO, Cap Gemini, comments: "With Exalead, DS has chosen the path of openness, ensuring full 'as a service' flexibility for Enovia and opening up new opportunities for the development of high added-value business applications. This position is extremely promising for us. We were among the first to identify Exalead and its SBA model as a disruptive force in IT. We can already see the advantages of this union for our manufacturing customers, of course, but it is also clear to us that our customers in forward-edge sectors will benefit significantly from the synergy."

Visit the Dassault Systèmes blog for more perspectives on the acquisition.

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About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes 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 to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY).
For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts
Derek Lane (DS Americas)     Derek.Lane-at-3ds.com     Tel: +1 (818) 673 2243
Arnaud Malherbe (DS EMEA)     arnaud.malherbe-at-3ds.com     Tel: +33 1 61 62 87 73
Lin CJ (DS AP)     cj.lin-at-3ds.com     Tel: +86 21 3856 8039

Dassault Systèmes Investors Contacts
François-José Bordonado/Beatrix Martinez     investors-at-3ds.com     +33 1 61 62 69 24
United States and Canada:     Michele.Katz-at-3ds.com

About Exalead
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is the leading Search-Based Application platform provider to businesses and governments. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as Air Liquide, ViaMichelin, PSA Peugeot Citroën, GEFCO, AFP and Sanofi Aventis, as well as more than 100 million unique users a month using Exalead's technology for Search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with its platform, Exalead CloudView, which uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-used data in the new hybrid enterprise and Web information cloud. CloudView collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications. Exalead has offices in Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, London, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt.

Exalead Press Contacts
Bret Clement (Exalead US)     bret.clement-at-gmail.com     Tel: +1 (303) 462 3057
Carole Offredo (Exalead EMEA)     carole.offredo-at-exalead.com     Tel: +33 1 55 35 26 21
Romain Mabil (Rumeur Publique France)     romain-at-rumeurpublique.fr     Tel: +33 1 55 74 52 27

About Qualis S.C.A
Qualis S.C.A is a holding company, with offices in Paris and New York. Headquartered in Paris, Qualis had revenues of approximately 0.8 billion euros in 2009 and has grown through acquisitions and the organic development of businesses in a diverse range of industries, including finance and real estate, capital goods, technology and services. For more information, visit http://www.qualis-sca.com/qualis/en/.

Qualis Press Contacts
Cécile Hulaud     chulaud-at-qualis-sca.com     Tel: +33 1 56 89 95 01
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