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Zuken to take over YDC's CADVANCE operations
(Jun 1, 2015)

June 1, 2015
Zuken Inc.
YDC Corporation

Zuken Inc. (Yokohama, Japan; President and Representative Director: Makoto Kaneko; hereafter, "Zuken") and YDC Corporation (Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan; President and Representative Director: Teruyoshi Minaki; hereafter, "YDC") have reached an agreement in which Zuken will take over YDC's CAD and PDM operations (CADVANCE business). In accordance with the agreement, YDC will transfer their CADVANCE business operations to Zuken on July 1, 2015, and the Zuken Group will receive relevant employees and assets.

YDC's CADVANCE product series, which offers CAD and PDM solutions, as well as Zuken's CR series, have provided many long years of support in Japan as domestic printed circuit board design CAD systems aimed at optimizing electronic design environments.

Moving forward, Zuken will take over sales, customer service and maintenance operations related to YDC's CADVANCE product line. By continuously making their rich array of software, services, and consulting knowledge and resources in the manufacturing industry available to CADVANCE-series users, the Zuken Group will pursue measures to further strengthen the bonds of trust that YDC has already established with their customers.

Contact information for CADVANCE-series products and customer support
【Until June 30, 2015】
YDC Corporation
Business Management Group, DCM Business Dept. (contact person: Uemura)
Tel: +81-42-333-6210  E-mail: info_ed_gr@ydc.co.jp

【From July 1, 2015】
Zuken Inc.
EDA Business Dept, Third Sales Division CDV Office
Tel: +81-45-330-8850  E-mail: koho@zuken.co.jp

Contact information for members of the press regarding this press release
●Corporate Marketing Dept. (CMD), Zuken Inc. (contact person: Hirayama)
Tel: +81-45-942-1511  E-mail: koho@zuken.co.jp
●Marketing Group, Corporate Strategy&Marketing, YDC Corporation (contact person: Sakumae)
Tel: +81-42-352-6111  E-mail: sc_ydc_gr@ydc.co.jp

[Outline of Zuken]
Ever since announcing Japan's first full-fledged, domestic CAD/CAM system for printed circuit boards in 1978, Zuken's proprietary software and services have provided wide-reaching support for various manufacturing processes. These software and services are utilized by corporations across the globe engaged in the development of electronics, automobiles, industrial machinery and other cutting-edge products.

Company Name Zuken Inc.
Head Office Location 2-25-1, Edahigashi Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Japan 224-8585
President and Representative Director Makoto Kaneko
Foundation December, 1976
Paid-in Capital JPY10,117,065,000
Sales JPY21,297,000,000 (March 2015)
Number of Employees 1,200 (as of the end of March 2015)
Business Overview Development, production and sales of various IT systems as well as consulting services and more in support of the further enhancement and optimization of overall product design and development operations in the manufacturing industry

[Outline of YDC Corporation]

YDC is a system integration company founded in 1972. Serving as an IT specialist company for the Yokogawa Electric Group, they have a rich array of experience in various areas of the system solutions business, including accounting systems, production control systems and other enterprise systems; inter- and intra-company data and business collaboration services for purposes of SOA platform construction; and quality analysis, product life-cycle management (PLM) and so forth tailored specifically to the manufacturing industry.

Company Name YDC Corporation
Head Office Location Keio Fuchu Icchoume Bldg., 1-9 Fuchu-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8540
President and
Representative Director
Teruyoshi Minaki
Foundation March, 1972
Paid-in Capital JPY250,000,000
Sales JPY4,100,000,000 (FY2013)
Number of Employees 285 (as of April 1, 2015)
Business Overview
・Consulting, design and development for information communication systems
・Sale of licenses, installation, maintenance and operational support for equipment and software