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PTC Announces Tenth Annual Awards Competition

Awards given in aerospace, consumer products, education, electronics, heavy equipment, industrial equipment, medical equipment, and transportation. (January 21, 2002)
PTC, the product development company, announced it is holding its tenth annual PTC Awards 2002 competition. The competition is an international forum of PTC customers highlighting product achievements using PTC solutions. The PTC Awards 2002 is comprised of two events, a global competition and a European competition. The deadline for all entries is March 30, 2002.

Awards are given in each of eight industry categories including: aerospace, consumer products, education, electronics, heavy equipment, industrial equipment, medical equipment, and transportation. There is one winner for each industry category, for both the global and European competitions, plus one overall winner. The entries may be created using any of PTC's software products, including Pro/ENGINEER and the Windchill(R) suite of solutions. Previous competitions have each garnered hundreds of entries from companies spanning the globe.

"We believe that products make the company, and each year, we showcase innovative product achievements by our customers in the PTC Awards program. Through this program, PTC recognizes companies that demonstrate their belief in the importance of products to their success," said Barry Cohen, executive vice president of marketing, PTC. "We look forward to this year's competition and the opportunity to review the innovative products that were created using PTC solutions."

An expert panel of judges, including individuals from major engineering publications, will review all entries. These judges will select the top five designs from each category as finalists. The designs of the finalists are posted on the Web, and the engineering community is encouraged to vote for the winners. Voting also occurs at the PTC European User Conference, held in Berlin, Germany on May 13-14, 2002; and the PTC/USER International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 9-12, 2002. Winners from the European competition are automatically entered as finalists in the global competition.

Previous PTC Awards winners include: John Deere for its 2002 LT Lawn Tractor; Weber Aircraft for its 7170 business class passenger seat; the Mechanical Engineering Department, Kasetsart University for its excavator; Lunar Design for its Hewlett Packard monitors; Group Lotus Plc for its Lotus Elise 2000; and ProFICIENT Engineering Services, Inc. for its prosthetic foot shell. For information about how to enter the competition, visit the PTC Website at

PTC develops, markets, and supports software solutions that help manufacturers get superior products to market before their competitors. PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product development. The company services more than 33,000 customers worldwide. Further information on PTC is available at

PTC and its logo, The Product Development Company, Product Development Means Business, Create Collaborate Control, Pro/ENGINEER, Windchill, and all PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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