solidThinking Increases Its Availability in Asia by Signing SiliconStudio Korea as a Value-Added Reseller

TROY, Mich. – Dec. 11, 2009 – solidThinking, Inc. ( today announced it has added SiliconStudio Korea, Ltd., ( to its growing value-added reseller (VAR) community. SiliconStudio Korea will market, sell and support solidThinking’s NURBS-based concept-design software throughout South Korea. This agreement is the latest international VAR partnership signed by solidThinking to increase the software’s adoption throughout the global industrial design/styling market.

SiliconStudio Korea provides the latest technology and software developments to the digital design, 3D visualization, computer graphics and virtual reality industries in South Korea to meet their concept-development needs.

“SiliconStudio Korea is a well-known design technology resource and consultant in its market,” said Jim Hassberger, vice president of business development and customer relations for solidThinking. “Our agreement with SiliconStudio Korea expands our market presence in South Korea and further positions solidThinking for continued growth throughout Asia and other international markets.”

“solidThinking’s flexibility, intuitive nature and high-quality visualization capabilities make it an ideal addition to our suite of software offerings and a desirable option for the design community,” said KyuJae Lee, CEO of SiliconStudio Korea. “solidThinking’s compatibility with other computer-aided design software and availability on both Mac and Windows operating platforms give users more confidence to collaborate freely and without constraints during the concept-development process.”

solidThinking’s 3D conceptual-design software aims to encourage innovation in industrial designers and architects through a number of advanced features, including a highly intuitive user interface; a best-in-class ConstructionTree™ technology that allows designers to experiment in real time without having to start from scratch when they change their minds; and high-quality, real-time photorealistic imaging capabilities for realistic design visualization.

With solidThinking Inspired™, users have the capability to run morphogenesis™ form-generation technology to grow efficient shapes in response to environmental forces and pressures. Morphogenesis is a key innovation in solidThinking 8.0 Inspired and draws on the principles of biomimicry to allow designers and architects to explore and experiment with their design concepts using form generation.

solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich.-based Altair Engineering, Inc. ( Altair, a leading global technology provider known for its HyperWorks suite of advanced engineering software, has solid experience in developing sales channels and support expertise to increase solidThinking 8.0 Inspired’s adoption across numerous business sectors and geographies.

solidThinking is compatible with computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software including HyperWorks, encouraging collaboration between industrial designers, architects and engineers to help accelerate the product development cycle.

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About SiliconStudio Korea, Ltd. (
Established in 2000, SiliconStudio Korea Ltd. focuses on providing the Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization and Computer Graphics industries with the latest technology and software developments. Its suite of software offerings, professional consulting and industry know-how make SiliconStudio Korea a leading total solution provider for the entertainment, VR, CG and digital design industries in Korea, providing its customers the best service and solutions to give them the most satisfaction.

About solidThinking, Inc. (
solidThinking, Inc., develops and markets industrial design/styling software that helps designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas easily, rapidly and cost-effectively, without the limitations of traditional software. Using solidThinking's conceptual 3D modeling capabilities, visualization interface and fast real- time rendering, designers can model, render and share their projects on the fly, from architecture and automobiles to electronic devices, jewelry, product packaging and yachts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA) based Altair Engineering, Inc.

About Altair (
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries.