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Siemens PLM Software’s Technology Used in 90 Percent of the Vehicles on Display at the North American International Auto Show


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DETROIT & PLANO, Texas--Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that its technology enabled the development of more than 90 percent of the vehicles that top selling automakers are exhibiting at the North American International Auto Show.

“Of the 16 OEMs producing more than one million vehicles annually, 15 use Siemens PLM Software’s technology in the development and manufacturing of their vehicles”

Siemens PLM Software’s world leading technology was used to plan, evaluate and coordinate the development and manufacturing engineering of these vehicles. Siemens PLM Software satisfies the mission critical needs of leading automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) for managed collaboration across complex engineering functions and throughout the extended supply chain. By breaking down barriers between engineering functions, providing real-time access to information and performing analysis and simulation, Siemens PLM Software has delivered double digit efficiency improvements.

"It is widely understood by automotive industry watchers that Siemens PLM Software, given their broad portfolio and worldwide presence, is used in nearly all new vehicle car programs throughout the world today," said Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst and PLM Research Director, ARC Advisory Group.

In 2008, there were 68+ million cars produced globally by the top 50 Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and of those vehicles, Siemens PLM Software’s technology was used in 64+ million. Industry analysts project that 2009 totals are even greater than 2008.

“In looking at the automotive market, PLM technology is much more than design. Yes, design is part of PLM software’s role, but it doesn’t include digital manufacturing and product data management, which are the two most influential, cost-saving areas for the automotive industry moving forward,” Joe Barkai, Practice Director, Product Lifecycle Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

“Of the 16 OEMs producing more than one million vehicles annually, 15 use Siemens PLM Software’s technology in the development and manufacturing of their vehicles,” said Chuck Grindstaff, Executive Vice President, Products and Chief Technology Officer, Siemens PLM Software. “Overall, of the top 30 OEMs, 26 use Siemens PLM Software’s technology in the development and manufacturing of their vehicles – more than any of Siemens PLM Software’s competitors.”

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

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