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Maplesoft Launches Online Engineering and Scientific Calculation Tool Survey

Invites Scientists, Engineers and Researchers Worldwide to Participate In Study of Collaboration, Communication, Design Tools and Industry Trends

WATERLOO, CANADA, January 11, 2006 — Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced today the launch of its first-ever international survey of scientists, engineers and researchers across a variety of markets, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, life sciences, financial and education. Results from the online survey are expected to shed light on the current state of design, calculation and collaboration tools in engineering fields.

The needs of engineering professionals are constantly evolving when it comes to complex design and calculation,” said Jim Cooper, CEO of Maplesoft. “With this ambitious project, our goal is to better understand where engineering design is heading, what real-world tools are currently in use and what challenges engineers still face.”

Survey topics include collaboration and communication, design and analysis tools and overall perception of the design environment. All engineering professionals, including design engineers, research scientists, field engineers, project managers, consultants and educators, are welcome to participate. When the survey has been completed, all participants will be given a full report outlining the results of the study. The survey is available online at http://www.maplesoft.com/engsurvey.aspx.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Its suite of products includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; MapleNet, a Web-based platform for sharing Maple content for collaboration and e-learning; and Maple T.A., a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. Its standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry, or in a classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organizations benefit from advanced Maple technology. The Maplesoft commercial customer base includes Boeing, Bosch, Canon and NASA. Additionally, virtually every major university and research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Waterloo, has adopted Maplesoft products to enhance its education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Iorgulescu
Maplesoft
519.747.2373 x.289
jiorgulescu@maplesoft.com
David Resnic or Karla Strobel
Schwartz Communications
781.684.0770
maplesoft@schwartz-pr.com