Photo Release -- Exa Corporation, Tata Motors and the Royal College of Art Collaborate to Teach State-of-the-Art, Efficient

Photo Release -- Exa Corporation, Tata Motors and the Royal College of Art
Collaborate to Teach State-of-the-Art, Efficient Automotive Design

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa^® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product
engineering, recently joined forces with the Tata Motors European Technical
Center Plc (TMETC) and the Royal College of Art (RCA) to offer an innovative
project to educate post-graduate automotive design students on the importance
of simulation-driven design and its critical role in today's automotive
industry.

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Taught by automotive industry design leaders using cutting-edge Exa
PowerFLOW^® simulations, RCA students gained unique insight into the design
challenges facing today's automotive manufacturers—creating aerodynamically
efficient yet exciting designs. The project offered a select group of RCA
students the opportunity to turn their sketches into digital 3D designs and
evaluate them using Exa's PowerFLOW software for aerodynamic simulation.
"TMETC is delighted to maintain its association with RCA through its support
of this project and greatly appreciates the collaboration of Exa. It enabled
us to contribute to the students' understanding of the benefits of
simulation-driven design and its potential to reduce, and ultimately
eliminate, the need for physical wind tunnel testing," commented Nick Fell,
Director and Head of Tata Motors's European Technical Centre.

Exa and the RCA recognize the importance of educating the designers of the
future. RCA Visiting Professor of Vehicle Design, Peter Stevens, remarked,
"The opportunity for post-graduate students at the Royal College of Art to
understand the necessity for close collaboration between designers, engineers
and car companies' marketing teams makes the ongoing relationship between Exa
and the RCA of enormous value to the students. The challenges that the
students tackle using PowerFLOW always produce a vibrant exchange of ideas
that everyone gains from." Prizes were awarded to students with the best
designs, and the winner has been offered a three month placement within the
Tata Motors UK Design studio in Coventry, UK.

About Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services
to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve
the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions
enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early
in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and
late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant
cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development
process.Our products include, PowerFLOW^®, PowerDELTA^®, PowerCLAY^®,
PowerVIZ^®, PowerSPECTRUM^®, PowerACOUSTICS^®, PowerINSIGHT^®, PowerCOOL^® and
PowerTHERM^® along with professional engineering consulting services. A
partial customer list includes: AGCO, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover,
Kenworth, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen, and
Volvo Trucks.

Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington,
MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com;
URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA

For more information about Exa Corporation or images please contact:

Michelle Murray-Ross, Exa Corporation, 1.781.564.0251; michelle@exa.com

Exa, PowerFLOW, PowerCLAY, PowerTHERM, PowerCOOL, PowerSPECTRUM, PowerDELTA,
PowerVIZ, PowerACOUSTICS and PowerINSIGHT are registered trademarks of Exa
Corporation. JT is a registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle
Management Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

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