21 June 2007

UGS PLM Software Holds Successful “UGS Connection Greater China 2007” in Boao, China

BEIJING, June 21, 2007 – UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, hosted its “UGS Connection Greater China 2007” in Boao, China, in which more than 800 UGS PLM Software customers, partners and journalists from the Greater China region attended.

2007 is the 20th anniversary of UGS PLM Software’s business in China and during this time the company has devoted itself to facilitating product innovation by providing state-of-the-art software technologies, thus enabling Chinese enterprises to improve their competitiveness in the global network innovation.

“China is one of the key strategic markets for UGS PLM Software,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, UGS PLM Software.  “The PLM industry in China is currently experiencing a rapid development period.  By coming together at an event like ours, we’re able to share best practices and help address our customers’ needs in a collaborative environment.” 

Hongdu Group was the first Chinese UGS NX™ software customer 20 years ago and the company still maintains a solid partnership with UGS PLM Software.  Hongdu Group attended “UGS Connection Greater China 2007” and presented about their use of UGS PLM Software’s solutions.  “Our engineers design and numerical control manufacturing capabilities have improved greatly with the aid of UGS NX and UGS Teamcenter™ software,” said Huang, Jun Yong, vice president  of Hongdu Group.  “The value brought by the software is far beyond what we initially expected.  The software has helped us increase design capacity by 30 percent, reduce manufacturing time by 30 percent.  We use UGS Teamcenter for 75 percent of our product data management functions. ”

About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services.  For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.

About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.

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