AUSTIN, Tex. — Perception Software and Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions today jointly announced an agreement to provide Perception’s EDAConnect product as part of the Agile 9 PLM Engineering Collaboration solution. Under the agreement, Agile will sell EDAConnect to its Agile 9 customers.

Agile Engineering Collaboration provides comprehensive product intellectual property management across multiple authoring tools and disciplines in a central product record, optimizing internal & external collaboration and IP reuse, and linking processes and data across functions, projects, and partners. EDAConnect provides a seamless integration for systems design EDA clients from vendors including Cadence and Mentor Graphics as part of Agile’s Engineering Collaboration solution. Within their familiar EDA environment, engineers using EDAConnect can perform design check-in and check-out, design archiving and searching, bill of materials extraction and comparison, bill of material publishing, design file viewing from various authoring tools, and library synchronization.

“Our customers increasingly want to integrate the electronics design process into their product lifecycle. Partners like Perception are an important part of our overall strategy to continue to broaden and deepen our solution capabilities to meet their needs,” said Chris Wong, executive vice president, corporate strategy.

Agile customer reaction to the announcement has been positive. National Instruments, Austin TX, has purchased EDAConnect and will be deploying the solution shortly. “EDAConnect will help us automate the synchronization of our schematic and Agile bills of materials,” said Tim Dehne, Senior Vice President of R&D at NI. “We also expect to see more part attribute data being driven from Agile into our ECAD library tool.”

EDAConnect is available immediately through the Agile direct sales force.

About Agile
Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL) helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise-class PLM solutions, time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Alcatel, Bayer, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, Harris, Hitachi, Leapfrog, Lockheed Martin, Magna Steyr, Playtex, Siemens, Quanta, QUALCOMM and ZF are among the over 10,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. or more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit

About Perception Software
Founded in 2005, Perception Software provides engineering productivity applications for electronic design engineers and managers. Based in Austin, TX, the company is privately held. For more information, please

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