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Maplesoft Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award
Readers Select Maple 10 as the Best Analysis and Calculation Software Product

WATERLOO, CANADA, March 20, 2006 — Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, today announced that Maple 10 won a Design News Golden Mousetrap Award. The magazine’s readers selected the interactive mathematical software as the best product in the Analysis and Calculation Software category. Maple 10 is profiled in the March 20, 2006 edition of Design News and on the magazine’s website at www.designnews.com.

Maple, Maplesoft’s flagship product, is the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents. Maple 10, introduced in May 2005, dramatically reduces the learning curve, changing math from a burden to an enabling competitive advantage. The intuitive and easy to use product enables users to perform advanced, error-free mathematics and to capture and share their analysis.

By shifting the emphasis from creating math to making it more accessible and easy to use, Maple 10 helps ensure that the best designs are achieved quickly and easily using mathematically optimized solutions. The product seamlessly combines numeric and symbolic calculations, explorations, mathematical notation, documentation, buttons and sliders, and graphics and animations that can be shared and reused. Maple 10 enables users to convey information in a familiar way, such as a textbook or technical paper, and also as executable documents that provide the final answer. As a result, design updates, quality testing and validation, project auditing, compliance and risk analysis can be done faster and easier than ever before.

Design News is thrilled to recognize Maplesoft’s mathematical software with a Golden Mousetrap Best Product Award,” said Editor-in-Chief Karen A. Field. “Our readers named Maple 10 as one of the most innovative new technologies introduced in the past year.”

“Maplesoft is proud to be recognized with the Golden Mousetrap Award,” said Maplesoft CEO Jim Cooper. “This honor further validates our effort to enable users to harness the power of mathematics to deliver better designs with lower costs.”

For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. Design News, a Reed Business publication, has a circulation of 170,000 design engineers.

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 their 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 Kate Hunter
Schwartz Communications
781.684.0770
maplesoft@schwartz-pr.com