TIBCO Software and ChipData to Simplify the Adoption of B2B Supply Chain Solutions Used by World's Leading High-Tech Manufacturing Companies

TIBCO and ChipData to Discuss This Jointly-Developed Industry Solution

At RosettaNet Conference in Anaheim, CA., April 18-20



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from TIBCO Software Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif. and DALLAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) and ChipData, Inc., the Design Chain
 Management(TM) company, today announced an alliance that will accelerate
 trading partner adoption of B2B integration solutions that are based on
 standard RosettaNet electronic component technical information XML formats.
 The world's leading high-tech manufacturing companies have all implemented, or
 are adopting, RosettaNet standards for B2B integration processes.  This joint
 solution provides a critical layer that translates multiple forms of design
 and inventory data into XML, so that it can quickly and easily be shared
 between the systems of suppliers, contract electronics manufacturers, original
 equipment manufacturers, and distributors.
     The solution, combining the recently announced TIBCO ActiveExchange(TM)
 2.0 B2B integration software product line and ChipData's ForceField(TM)
 Server, contributes to a supply chain where customers have real-time access to
 design and inventory information all of the time.
     "RosettaNet based B2B integration solutions are providing high-tech
 manufacturing companies with supply chain benefits on the Internet that
 traditional technologies, such as EDI, can't offer," said Fred Meyer, chief
 marketing officer, TIBCO Software(TM).  "This alliance, allows us to offer our
 customers fast, simple and cost effective solutions that create needed B2B
 processes.
     As an alliance member, ChipData worked with TIBCO(TM) to create a solution
 that connects its ForceField(TM) server, and patent-pending Design Chain
 Management browser-based software and services, to TIBCO's B2B integration
 solutions that enable real-time supply chains.  ChipData's Design Chain
 Management solution is flexible, scalable, and simple to operate and maintain.
 As the first company to address the needs of today's highly competitive
 electronics systems design market as a continuum, ChipData is enabling
 automation and Internet access across every step in a manufacturer's design
 flow.  Based on patent-pending technology, ChipData's software and service
 solutions derive design information directly, virtually and automatically from
 suppliers' files, leading to benefits in faster conversion and extremely high
 accuracy for reduced design rework, lower delivery costs, and improved time to
 market.
     "ChipData offers a unique solution to deliver faster access for
 collaborative design applications.  Working with TIBCO allows our design chain
 customers access to supply chain information, and vice versa," said Kevin
 McDonough, ChipData president and CEO.  "Together, we can lead the market for
 collaboration as online commerce graduates to more sophisticated application
 models with manufacturers and sales channels working closer together."
 
     About TIBCO Software
     TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) is a leading provider of total
 business integration solutions -- delivering infrastructure software that
 enables companies to seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time.
 TIBCO's products enable the real-time distribution of information through
 patented technology called The Information Bus(TM), or TIB(R).  TIBCO
 technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted
 in diverse industries including financial services, telecommunications,
 electronic commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy.
 TIBCO's global customer base includes more than 1,000 customers such as Cisco
 Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips,
 AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO
 can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
 
     About ChipData
     ChipData, the Design Chain Management(TM) company, integrates enterprise-
 level software upstream of the supply chain to securely and seamlessly connect
 electronic component suppliers, contract manufacturers and independent
 software vendors.  The resulting cohesive, concept-to-production environment
 leads to lower development costs and better time-to-market.  Privately held
 ChipData, a Richardson, Texas-based company founded in 1999, was funded by
 independent investors and top high-tech venture capital, including CenterPoint
 Ventures, InterWest Partners, and Sevin Rosen.  ChipData is a corporate member
 of the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) and a RosettaNet Partner.  For
 more information about the company and its products visit www.chipdata.com.
 
     TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, TIBCO ActiveExchange, TIBCO
 ActivePortal, TIBCO Extensibility, The Information Bus and TIB are trademarks
 or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.
 
     ChipData, CAD-ready, ForceField, and Design Chain Management(TM) are
 trademarks of ChipData, Inc.
 
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the performance of TIBCO's strategic
 partner, the continuation of this partnership, and the ability of products to
 meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as described that may affect
 future earnings or financial results.  Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements.  Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the partnership does not continue, or the products are
 unable to successfully meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as
 described.  Additional information concerning factors that could cause our
 actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-
 looking statements can be found in TIBCO Software's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to its
 most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the SEC on
 April 12, 2001 and February 27, 2001 respectively, which identify important
 risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in
 the forward-looking statements including limited independent operating
 history, history of losses, unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on
 a limited number of customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid
 technological and market changes, risks associated with infrastructure
 software and volatility of stock price.  Copies of filings made with the SEC
 are available through the SEC's electronic data gather analysis and retrieval
 system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the
 forward-looking statements included in this document.
 
 

SOURCE TIBCO Software Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif. and DALLAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) and ChipData, Inc., the Design Chain
 Management(TM) company, today announced an alliance that will accelerate
 trading partner adoption of B2B integration solutions that are based on
 standard RosettaNet electronic component technical information XML formats.
 The world's leading high-tech manufacturing companies have all implemented, or
 are adopting, RosettaNet standards for B2B integration processes.  This joint
 solution provides a critical layer that translates multiple forms of design
 and inventory data into XML, so that it can quickly and easily be shared
 between the systems of suppliers, contract electronics manufacturers, original
 equipment manufacturers, and distributors.
     The solution, combining the recently announced TIBCO ActiveExchange(TM)
 2.0 B2B integration software product line and ChipData's ForceField(TM)
 Server, contributes to a supply chain where customers have real-time access to
 design and inventory information all of the time.
     "RosettaNet based B2B integration solutions are providing high-tech
 manufacturing companies with supply chain benefits on the Internet that
 traditional technologies, such as EDI, can't offer," said Fred Meyer, chief
 marketing officer, TIBCO Software(TM).  "This alliance, allows us to offer our
 customers fast, simple and cost effective solutions that create needed B2B
 processes.
     As an alliance member, ChipData worked with TIBCO(TM) to create a solution
 that connects its ForceField(TM) server, and patent-pending Design Chain
 Management browser-based software and services, to TIBCO's B2B integration
 solutions that enable real-time supply chains.  ChipData's Design Chain
 Management solution is flexible, scalable, and simple to operate and maintain.
 As the first company to address the needs of today's highly competitive
 electronics systems design market as a continuum, ChipData is enabling
 automation and Internet access across every step in a manufacturer's design
 flow.  Based on patent-pending technology, ChipData's software and service
 solutions derive design information directly, virtually and automatically from
 suppliers' files, leading to benefits in faster conversion and extremely high
 accuracy for reduced design rework, lower delivery costs, and improved time to
 market.
     "ChipData offers a unique solution to deliver faster access for
 collaborative design applications.  Working with TIBCO allows our design chain
 customers access to supply chain information, and vice versa," said Kevin
 McDonough, ChipData president and CEO.  "Together, we can lead the market for
 collaboration as online commerce graduates to more sophisticated application
 models with manufacturers and sales channels working closer together."
 
     About TIBCO Software
     TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) is a leading provider of total
 business integration solutions -- delivering infrastructure software that
 enables companies to seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time.
 TIBCO's products enable the real-time distribution of information through
 patented technology called The Information Bus(TM), or TIB(R).  TIBCO
 technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted
 in diverse industries including financial services, telecommunications,
 electronic commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy.
 TIBCO's global customer base includes more than 1,000 customers such as Cisco
 Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips,
 AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO
 can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
 
     About ChipData
     ChipData, the Design Chain Management(TM) company, integrates enterprise-
 level software upstream of the supply chain to securely and seamlessly connect
 electronic component suppliers, contract manufacturers and independent
 software vendors.  The resulting cohesive, concept-to-production environment
 leads to lower development costs and better time-to-market.  Privately held
 ChipData, a Richardson, Texas-based company founded in 1999, was funded by
 independent investors and top high-tech venture capital, including CenterPoint
 Ventures, InterWest Partners, and Sevin Rosen.  ChipData is a corporate member
 of the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) and a RosettaNet Partner.  For
 more information about the company and its products visit www.chipdata.com.
 
     TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, TIBCO ActiveExchange, TIBCO
 ActivePortal, TIBCO Extensibility, The Information Bus and TIB are trademarks
 or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.
 
     ChipData, CAD-ready, ForceField, and Design Chain Management(TM) are
 trademarks of ChipData, Inc.
 
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the performance of TIBCO's strategic
 partner, the continuation of this partnership, and the ability of products to
 meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as described that may affect
 future earnings or financial results.  Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements.  Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the partnership does not continue, or the products are
 unable to successfully meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as
 described.  Additional information concerning factors that could cause our
 actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-
 looking statements can be found in TIBCO Software's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to its
 most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the SEC on
 April 12, 2001 and February 27, 2001 respectively, which identify important
 risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in
 the forward-looking statements including limited independent operating
 history, history of losses, unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on
 a limited number of customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid
 technological and market changes, risks associated with infrastructure
 software and volatility of stock price.  Copies of filings made with the SEC
 are available through the SEC's electronic data gather analysis and retrieval
 system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the
 forward-looking statements included in this document.
 
 SOURCE  TIBCO Software Inc.