Intergraph-SGI alliance finalised

Mountain View 16 September 2000 SGI and Intergraph have finalised the terms of a strategic alliance announced in July.

Under the alliance, SGI is acquiring certain assets from Intergraph Corporation, including Intergraph Computer Systems' award-winning Zx10 family of Vizual Workstations and servers, which are known for their performance, features and dependability in a Windows NT environment. The Zx10 line will be marketed exclusively by SGI and will complement SGI's recently announced line of Intel processor-based workstations, the Silicon Graphics 230, Silicon Graphics 330 and Silicon Graphics 550 visual workstations featuring VPro graphics.

The new Silicon Graphics Zx10 visual workstations and SGI Zx10 servers can be ordered through SGI's worldwide sales channels starting today.

As part of the alliance, SGI has hired approximately 60 Intergraph Computer Systems employees in marketing, sales and engineering that comprise a global sales and support team for the Zx10 systems. About 35 of the employees are engineers based in Huntsville, Ala., creating an engineering presence in Huntsville for SGI. The alliance also extends SGI's offerings for creative and technical users in the digital content creation, visual simulation, print and publishing and manufacturing markets.

In addition, Intergraph's vertically focused business units will now resell SGI's broad suite of products and services. The alliance will allow Intergraph to increase its focus on software applications, while still continuing to provide its customers with leading edge hardware technology -- providing a single source for software, services and hardware with the performance level Intergraph customers require.

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