BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation (CAE/CFD) solutions for product engineering, today announced that Embraer, the world's third largest commercial aircraft company, is significantly expanding its usage of Exa's PowerFLOW® software. PowerFLOW will be used to help improve the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance of its new products.

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"Embraer is always looking for innovative solutions to improve our development processes," remarked Mauro Kern, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Embraer. "PowerFLOW will help us analyze and eliminate noise sources earlier in the design process than has been possible in the past."

"We are extremely pleased to expand our partnership with Embraer and support their use of our complete set of aeroacoustic, aerodynamic and thermal management simulation capabilities," commented Swen Noelting, Vice President of Aerospace for Exa. "We are confident that Exa's suite of software products can help Embraer build airplanes that meet the tough environmental standards of the future without sacrificing their aerodynamic performance."

About Exa Corporation

Exa (Nasdaq:EXA) (www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks.

Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com; URL: www.exa.com

Exa and PowerFLOW are registered trademarks of Exa Corporation.

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