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The MSC.Software Corporation matter has been withdrawn from adjudication for the purpose of considering a proposed consent agreement. In October 2001, the Commission issued an administrative challenge to MSC.Software's 1999 acquisitions of Universal Analytics, Inc. and Computerized Structural Analysis & Research Corp. (FTC File No. 001 0077; see press release titled "FTC Challenges MSC.Software's Acquisitions of Its Two Nastran Competitors," dated October 10, 2001.)

Copies of the Joint Motion to Withdraw Matter From Adjudication are available from the FTC's Web site at and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC's Bureau of Competition seeks to prevent business practices that restrain competition. The Bureau carries out its mission by investigating alleged law violations and, when appropriate, recommending that the Commission take formal enforcement action. To notify the Bureau concerning particular business practices, call or write the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Room 394, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580, Electronic Mail:; Telephone (202) 326-3300. For more information on the laws that the Bureau enforces, the Commission has published "Promoting Competition, Protecting Consumers: A Plain English Guide to Antitrust Laws," which can be accessed at

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Brenda Mack
Office of Public Affairs
Staff Contact:
Patrick Roach,
Bureau of Competition