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    Home : Company : News Releases : Maplesoft Announces Support for the Intel-Based Mac Platform

Maplesoft Announces Support for the Intel-Based Mac Platform
Mac Users Can Now Experience the Full Power of Maple 10

WATERLOO, CANADA, June 5, 2006 Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced today the availability of a port that allows Maple™ 10 to run natively on new Mac® models that feature Intel® Core™ processors. Unveiled earlier this year, the Intel chips allow Mac users to compute with increased speed and agility.

Maple 10, Maplesoft’s flagship product, is the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents. Maple users operating on the Intel-based Mac platform will benefit from significantly reduced start-up times, improved speed in rendering 2-D mathematics, and real-time 3-D plot manipulation that is both faster and smoother. All of the capabilities of Maple are fully supported, affording Intel-based Mac users access to all of the same features that PowerPC-based Mac users enjoy.

"Individually, Apple and Intel offer industry-leading products," said Maplesoft CEO Jim Cooper. "In combination, they enable Mac users to experience the full power of Maple 10. With new levels of speed and responsiveness, Maple is proud to provide the highest level of computational power in math modeling today."

Availability
The Mac-Intel port will be available directly from the Maplesoft Web Store at http://webstore.maplesoft.com in early June or via Maplesoft Sales at 1-800-267-6583. Outside of the US & Canada, the product will be available from Maplesoft reseller partners. A list of partners is available online at http://www.maplesoft.com/contact/international/.

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; BlockBuilder™ for Simulink®, a First Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated export to Simulink; Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite, a powerful Web-based placement testing system, automatically assessing student responses and performance; Maple T.A.™, a system for creating Web-based tests, assignments and exercises; and MapleNet™, a platform that allows Maple users to publish their live Maple documents on the Web.

Over two million users at thousands of organizations have applied Maple in nearly every technical field, including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology & pharmaceuticals, chemical systems, control theory and design, electronics, finance, mechanical systems, optimization, and signal processing. Maplesoft's commercial customer base includes Allied Signal, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, DreamWorks, Ford, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Raytheon, Robert Bosch, Sun Microsystems, Toyota and Tyco. Additionally, over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft products to enhance their education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com