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Wednesday, Jul 19, 2006 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 19, 2006- In a move to expand upon its market presence in China, Geomagic®, a worldwide software and services firm headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, has opened a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai.

Geomagic (Shanghai) Software Co., Ltd. has been formed as a result of the increasing demand for Geomagic software in the Chinese manufacturing market. Previously, the company had a branch office to service its customer base.

“China is an evolving market, especially in the areas of design and testing,” comments Jerry Zhou, deputy general manager for Geomagic (Shanghai) Software. “We believe Geomagic solutions will contribute to China's developing economy by offering fast and cost-effective engineering and inspection solutions to a growing customer base.”

The new Geomagic subsidiary will provide sales, training and support to customers throughout the region. Development and software testing are also performed in China. As part of its commitment to the Chinese market, all Geomagic software products, including Studio and Qualify, are available in Chinese language.

Geomagic (Shanghai) Software Company, Ltd. is located in the new economic development zone in the heart of the city, within five miles from the domestic Shanghai airport. The address is Room 2203-2204 XinYin Building, No. 888, Yishan Road, Shanghai 200233.

Geomagic software enables engineers and designers to transform scan data from physical objects into highly accurate digital models for applications ranging from digital shape reconstruction for mass customization and reverse engineering to computer-aided inspection.

Geomagic (Shanghai) Software Company, Ltd. is part of the Geomagic international presence, with offices in Singapore, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands and Hungary. For more information, contact Jerry Zhou at +86.21.6432.0776.

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment. 

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

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Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Geomagic Spark, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools, Sensable and Sensable Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Geomagic, Inc.
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