Finding the Best Design: Exa and ESTECO Partner to Offer an Integrated Simulation Optimization Solution

Finding the Best Design: Exa and ESTECO Partner to Offer an Integrated
Simulation Optimization Solution

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa^® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluid simulation solutions for product
engineering, announced that it has partnered with ESTECO SpA, a leading
provider of numerical optimization solutions to integrate their products and
offer a seamless solution for simulation-driven design space exploration and
optimization.

Improved product energy efficiency is expected by consumers and mandated by
industry regulators. It is becoming one of the most important engineering
goals in product development, yet finding areas of improvement to reach these
efficiency goals has become increasingly more difficult. To identify areas of
opportunity for product efficiency improvement, every potential design change
must be analyzed and the potential performance impact understood. The
integration node between ESTECO modeFRONTIER and Exa PowerFLOW^® will allow
manufacturing companies to leverage fully-accurate simulation and advanced
algorithms to automatically find optimal combinations for maximum efficiency
improvement.

"As industry eliminates physical prototyping and moves to a digital design
process, companies face the issue that it is simply impossible to manually
evaluate the impact of changing a large number of design parameters on
performance objectives," remarked Exa's Dr. Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President
of Ground Transportation Applications. "The combination of parameters that
yields optimum performance is usually non-intuitive. We are thrilled to
partner with ESTECO to deliver world-class solutions and help identify such
combinations and to evaluate design tradeoffs. The integration connecting Exa
PowerFLOW with modeFRONTIER, will provide engineers an easy-to-use solution to
find the best design."

"Connecting the modeFRONTIER platform with Exa PowerFLOW is a logical step for
ESTECO as it will offer our joint customers seamless integration with Exa's
highly validated simulation software," stated Chiara Viani, ESTECO SpA Head of
Marketing and Sales. "This partnership will provide today's product design
engineers with an efficient simulation process, state-of-the-art accurate
airflow predictions, reduced development costs, and fewer prototypes."

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^® with PowerCLAY^®,
PowerVIZ^®, PowerSPECTRUM^®, PowerACOUSTICS^®, PowerINSIGHT^®, PowerCOOL^® and
PowerTHERM^® along with professional engineering consulting services. A
partial customer list includes: 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)

About ESTECO SpA

ESTECO is a pioneer in numerical optimization solutions, specialized in the
research and development of engineering software for all stages of the
simulation-driven design process. Perfecting engineering and reducing
complexity in the design process is our vision. Founded in 1999, the company
is headquartered in Area Science Park in Trieste (Italy) and currently employs
40 professionals and serves more than 250 international clients including BMW,
Daimler, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Mazda, Toyota.
www.esteco.com

modeFRONTIER, the company's key product, is a multidisciplinary and
multiobjective optimization platform capable of streamlining the engineering
process through innovative algorithms and integration with leading simulation
software.

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.

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