07 November 2007

Canon Selects Siemens PLM Software as its Global PLM Provider

PLANO, Texas and TOKYO, November 7, 2007 – Siemens 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 Canon, Inc., a global leader in the precision electronics industry, selected Siemens PLM Software’s technology as its universal next-generation product development platform to be deployed throughout the Canon group, including overseas sites and affiliates. Siemens PLM Software is currently used in Canon Image Communication Products Operations.

Canon, known for its innovative product development process, will utilize NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital product development software, and Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s collaborative product data management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, as its keystone PLM system to materialize the benefits of its many years of business-process innovation.

“Like Canon, Siemens PLM Software continually strives for greater innovation and enhanced customer satisfaction,” stated Canon. “So when it came time to select Canon’s next-generation keystone PLM platform, we made the judgment following an extensive evaluation process that Siemens PLM Software’s market-leading collaboration and innovation solution was the best platform to enforce our ‘product engineering innovation’.”

Canon Image Communication Products Operations, a Siemens PLM Software customer since 1990, began using digital product development technology because the company recognized the tremendous advantage it provided in creating the complex shapes of curved surfaces such as those contained in the camera body.

Siemens PLM Software and partner ISID worked in cooperation to achieve Canon’s decision to select Siemens PLM Software.

“NX has already demonstrated its strength as a communication tool by further enhancing the exchange of data between each of the design divisions. We expect Teamcenter’s proven collaborative product data management capabilities to further enhance collaboration and innovation throughout the Canon group and its affiliates, allowing Canon to continue its tradition of providing customers innovative imaging technology to help make their creative visions a reality,” added Canon.

“The fact that an industry leader such as Canon has selected Siemens PLM Software as its global PLM provider further validates our leadership in the high-tech industry and our superior product development and support capabilities to deliver a highly scalable solution on a global basis,” said Tony Affuso, chairman and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software’s NX and Teamcenter will enable Canon to enhance innovation and collaboration, speed up the development cycle, improve its competitive strength and solidify its position as a leader in the precision electronics industry by bringing even more best-in-class products to market faster.”

Introduced in April and featuring 400 enhancements, NX 5 powers innovation by integrating all aspects of the design-through-manufacturing process in a high-performance digital product development solution. NX helps companies develop innovative products faster and more cost-efficiently.

Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source of product and process knowledge. Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation to power end-to-end PLM.

Siemens PLM Software Leadership in High Tech and Electronics

Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of software and services to the High Tech and Electronics industry enabling companies to develop innovative products that capture the imagination of consumers. Siemens PLM Software solutions are widely used at the leading High Tech and Electronics companies globally including the top semiconductor and mobile phone manufacturers, four of the top five consumer electronics OEMs, four of the top five semiconductor equipment manufacturers, and eight of the top 10 contract manufacturers.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens 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 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens 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.

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.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.