MSC Apex Recognized as R&D 100 Award Finalist

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Business Wire - August 5, 2015) - MSC Software Corporation today announced that MSC Apex, the company's next generation simulation platform, was selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 Award. This accolade demonstrates MSC's commitment to developing innovative engineering simulation software to help product manufacturers and researchers advance their product designs with higher confidence and at less cost.

This R&D 100 Award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. This year's Finalists represent many of industry's leading organizations and national laboratories, as well as many newcomers to the R&D 100 Awards, often referred to as the "Oscars of Invention."

"This recognition is proof that disruptive start-ups can exist inside of mature technology companies and it dispels the notion of Innovator's Dilemma," said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO of MSC Software. "The target from day one has been customer delight and an order of magnitude productivity improvement. Our tremendously talented team continues to meet and exceed these goals."

About the R&D 100 Awards
Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Widely recognized as the "Oscars of Invention," the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics spanning industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

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