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19 June 2007

LS Cable to Reap Benefits of PLM Foundation with UGS PLM Software’s Portfolio of Digital Lifecycle Management Solutions

SEOUL and NEW YORK, June 19, 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, today announced that the Machinery Division of LS Cable, one of the largest cable manufacturers in South Korea, has standardized its Product Data Management (PDM) with UGS PLM Software’s UGS TeamcenterTM portfolio.

UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets.  

The Machinery Division of LS Cable manufactures tractors, air-conditioners, refrigerators and injection molding machines.  LS Cable uses UGS NX, UGS PLM Software’s digital product development software, and has done so for more than five years.  Now with the UGS Teamcenter purchase, the company is able to employ a comprehensive PLM system to achieve its goals - to improve operational transparency and enhance business competitiveness.

LS Cable planned to overhaul its existing Bill of Material (BOM) management system into a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and a PLM platform.  After a detailed assessment, UGS Teamcenter was selected based on its powerful multi-site Web support, multi-computer-aided design (CAD) capabilities and seamless integration with LS Cable’s ERP.

“With our previous success using UGS PLM Software’s solutions, we are confident that they understand our needs and goals and will help us achieve them,” said E. H. Lee, CIO of LS Cable.  “UGS Teamcenter’s open platform will also provide us with industry leading data management capabilities to drive product development and enable better business decisions.  The addition of UGS Teamcenter further strengthens LS Cable’s PLM foundation and enables the company to reap more benefits from the standardized suite of UGS PLM Software solutions.  Looking forward, we plan to integrate the current PLM platforms with overseas business divisions to supplement this implementation.”

“LS Cable’s selection of UGS PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution is testimony to our ability to deliver best of breed, scalable, open solutions to meet the growing needs of our customers,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, UGS PLM Software.  “We are pleased to continue providing complete PLM solutions and to prove our mantra of never letting a customer fail.”

UGS Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with knowledge.  UGS Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation. 

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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