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(1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. It is the largest single provider of finite element analysis (FEA) products and a leader in FEA pre- and post-processing. MSC products have played a key role in the design of almost every major automobile, aircraft and space vehicle developed in the 1990s. Formerly MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation, the company changed its name in 1999.

(2) (Mobile Switching Center) See 2G/3G architecture.

(3) (Message Sequence Chart) A diagramming technique used to describe the message interchange between entities in a system. The MSC language is the Z.120 Recommendation from the ITU. An MSC is similar to a UML Sequence Diagram. See UML.

Message Sequence Chart
This MSC shows the simple sequence of adding two values and summing the results. This chart was created in the Telelogic Tau SDL suite. (Diagram courtesy of Telelogic, AB,

Same Example in UML
This is the Sequence Diagram in UML, which is very similar to the MSC example. See UML for more diagrams. (Diagram courtesy of Telelogic, AB,
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The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by MSC or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.
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This Settlement was achieved through the efforts of both sides to come to a mutually acceptable set of terms and without any admission of wrong doing on the part of MSC.