News PaTech to Promote and Sell Altair’s HyperWorks Platform Contact: Brad Rutledge +1-801-824-6218 firstname.lastname@example.org Antoine Poussier +1-248-614-2400 Ext. 293 email@example.com TROY, MI (July 10, 2008) – Altair announced today that leading Canadian software distributor PaTech (Practical Application of Technology) has joined the Altair Channel Partner Program to actively promote and resell the HyperWorks Platform for Enterprise Analytics. “With the addition of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of solutions, our combined innovative technologies allow us to offer our customers complete Test & Measurement and Product Design Solutions,” said Paul Thorpe, PaTech President. “PaTech is pleased to have Altair as a partner as it increases our capabilities and raises the value we deliver to our customers.” PaTech is a leading Canadian distributor of nCode software solutions for fatigue and durability simulation. “PaTech represents a knowledgeable and experienced distribution channel for Altair’s HyperWorks in Canada. This is an excellent opportunity for PaTech to expand its capabilities by offering the broad suite of enterprise analytic applications that HyperWorks delivers,” said Robert Little, President of Altair Engineering Canada. HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Altair has expanded the HyperWorks platform to include new, third party-software applications under one simple licensing system, delivering more than 40 individual software solutions to customers. About PaTech Practical Application Technology provides superior hardware and software solutions for your data acquisition projects. Whether for individual components or assembled systems, we have the expertise to prepare a complete and cost effective path to useful results. Our knowledge in Field Testing is extensive and has given our clients such benefits as: reduced time to market, ensuring design validation, reduced field failure costs, improved performance and projected product life. About Altair Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com. About HyperWorks Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As one of the most comprehensive CAE solutions in the industry, HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of best-in-class tools for modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization, reporting and performance data management. Leveraging a revolutionary “pay-for-use” token-based business model, HyperWorks delivers increased value and flexibility over other software licensing models. Firmly committed to an open-systems philosophy, Altair HyperWorks continues to lead the industry with the broadest interoperability to commercial CAD and CAE solutions. For more information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com.