Market-Leading PC Manufacturer Selects Lionbridge as Premier Translation Provider

Lionbridge Expects New Client Program to Generate Approximately $4 Million Annually

Jun 08, 2010, 11:07 ET from Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX) today announced that it has signed a master services agreement with one of the world's largest PC manufacturers.  With the agreement Lionbridge will be the sole provider of global program management, localization and linguistic testing for the client's popular notebook, desktop, server, and software product suites, in up to 39 target languages.  The client selected Lionbridge based on Lionbridge's dedication to quality and Lean Six Sigma, cutting edge technology and global reach.  

To facilitate the program the client will use Lionbridge's translation management portal, Freeway™.  This platform will be integrated with the client's content authoring environment to unify multi-site production teams and create a seamless process for authoring and translation.  

In addition, the PC manufacturer will benefit from Translation Workspace™, Lionbridge's cloud-based translation memory platform. The system's unique, on-demand architecture enables the simultaneous use of multiple translation memories on a single project and facilitates real-time collaboration among all project participants.  This improves turn-around time, increases consistency and quality and eliminates redundant work. As a result, the client gains all of the benefits of technology without having to buy, deploy, or maintain on-premise translation software.

By working with Lionbridge, the PC manufacturer is able to enhance product quality and accelerate time to market.  In addition, because Lionbridge offers benefits of a cloud-based, managed service model, the client is able to fully leverage its language assets while reducing costs.

Lionbridge will support the PC manufacturer with a global team, including program management experts from Lionbridge's China-based solution center, who will build an effective process to power the client's global translation requirements. Lionbridge's global teams, combined with its real-time language technology platform will also allow the client to easily scale their translation program to support ongoing growth.    

"The world today demands the management of contradictions - we have to centralize the linguistic assets in the internet cloud, yet decentralize the actual translation and program management to enable a network of solution centers and in-country development teams.  Lionbridge is committed to implementing this vision for organizations that need a complete solution to manage their global language initiatives," said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge.  "Together, we will reduce time to market for this client's award winning technology and increase overall quality of international releases."

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX) is a provider of translation, development and testing services. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle - from development to translation, testing and maintenance.  Global organizations rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments.  Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge and VeriTest brands. To learn more, visit

Lionbridge, Freeway, and Translation Workspace are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and throughout the world. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Six Sigma is a trademark of Motorola, Inc.


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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected benefits of technology and production solutions, including cost-efficiencies, speed, quality and accuracy.  Lionbridge's actual experiences and results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include the cost, complexity, timing and speed of customer and user acceptance; complexity in source language content that may impact the speed or accuracy of translation; the ability of the customer to fully utilize the technology with their language assets or in a SaaS model. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with Lionbridge, please refer to Lionbridge's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2010  

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