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    Home : Company : News Releases : Maplesoft Announces Maple 8
Press Release

Maple 8 Now Shipping
Much anticipated release of advanced math software now available

WATERLOO, CANADA, May 16, 2002— —Waterloo Maple Inc., a world leader in mathematical software for education, research and industry, announces that Maple® 8, the newest version of the widely adopted Maple mathematical computation product line, is available for shipping.

Maple 8 was announced on April 16th of this year and constitutes one of the most significant releases in the product’s long history. The list of new features is extensive and includes: Maplets™: a package that enables users to customize the Maple user interface Special package for students and teachers of introductory calculus Powerful new solvers for mathematicians and scientists New worksheet user interface facilities “The responses from our beta tests and from customers who have inquired since the announcement have been very encouraging”, states Fred Patterson, Vice President, Sales. “We
believe that Maple 8 offers significant benefits for seasoned and new users alike.”

A special limited time upgrade offer is currently available. Users should visit and contact their Waterloo Maple account representative or authorized international reseller for upgrade policies, academic discounts and multi-user discounts.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Our product suite reflects our philosophy - given great tools, people can do great things. Maplesoft has transformed the way engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use math, enabling them to work better, faster, and smarter.

Organizations across the world have applied Maple in nearly every technical field, including Engineering Design, Operations Research, Scientific Research, and Financial Analysis. Maplesoft's commercial customer base includes Allied Signal, BMW, Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, DreamWorks, Ford, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Raytheon, Robert Bosch, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, and Tyco.

Maplesoft offers powerful and easy-to-use tools that save time and reduce errors.
Maple is a powerful tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich technical documents
Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® combines the best in symbolic and numeric computation to develop mathematical solutions
BlockBuilder™ for Simulink® is a First Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated export to Simulink
MapleNet™ allows users to publish live Maple documents on the Web
The Professional Toolbox Series provides domain-specific tools that focus the core Maplesoft products on discipline-specific applications

We believe that if you touch math, you need Maple. Visit to learn more.

For more information, please contact:
Tina George
519.747.2373 ext. 352