Press Release

Plano, Texas, October 14, 2014

Siemens to Acquire Camstar, Extending Leadership in Industrial Digitalization

Acquisition to Expand Siemens’ Manufacturing Execution Systems Offerings; Delivers on Siemens’ Strategy for a Fully Integrated Digital Enterprise

Adds Manufacturing Execution Systems Leadership in Key Industries; Will Add Big Data Product Performance Analytics across Global Supply Chain

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc., one of the proven market leaders in enterprise Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries. Today’s announcement represents the latest step to help companies realize innovation with a truly integrated digital enterprise. Camstar’s best-in-class MES solutions will complement Siemens’ existing vertical industry offerings. Camstar will become part of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) business. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of November, 2014. Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

Camstar’s enterprise MES portfolio delivers scalable, flexible, enterprise-wide solutions for centralized or distributed multi-site manufacturing environments. Today’s complex product development environment is driving strong demand for enterprise MES solutions among manufacturers in discrete industries. The Camstar portfolio includes next-generation, high-performance analytics to gain insight into the operations of complex and global processes. This cloud-based capability leverages state-of-the-art, big data technology across the operations and global supply chain of the enterprise.

“The addition of the Camstar team and products represents the latest step in Siemens’ focus on delivering industry leading, comprehensive functionality and the deep expertise needed to support our customers’ digital enterprises,” said Chuck Grindstaff, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “The addition of Camstar’s solutions will further accelerate our integration of PLM with the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) domain. In the integrated digital enterprise, we are enabling PLM, MOM and industrial automation to work together to help customers realize innovation in their products and processes throughout the value chain. Camstar’s unique value and industry-centric approach complements the Siemens strategy for the MOM domain and will be a welcomed addition to our premier MES brand, SIMATIC IT.”

“Camstar has established a long-standing reputation as the industry standard in MES capabilities and value delivery to the medical device, semiconductor and electronics segments,” said Scott Toney, CEO, Camstar. “Siemens clearly recognizes the value we bring to these segments, and the natural fit we are for their industry strategy. We view this as a great benefit for our customers, and we welcome the expanded opportunities that will result from being a part of Siemens.”

“Siemens’ acquisition of Camstar is a smart move that aligns well with their industry strategy,” said Greg Gorbach, vice president, ARC Advisory Group. “It enhances their capabilities in important industry segments, adds powerful technology and expertise to their solution offering, and enables their customers to realize innovation.”

Founded in 1984, Camstar is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has 250 employees in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China and The Netherlands.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of PLM software and services with nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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Primary Contact

Jim Phelan
+1 314 264 8216
jim.phelan@siemens.com

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