14 November 2007

Nordic Universities and Engineering Schools Select Solid Edge

PLANO, Texas and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 19, 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, has delivered more than 40,000 Solid Edge® software licenses to Nordic universities and engineering schools, making it a leading Nordic academic CAD tool.

“Solid Edge is a great user-oriented engineering tool that offers our students a rich engineering experience,” said Hans Nyberg, engineering teacher at Östrabogymnasiet, an upper secondary technical school in Uddevalla, Sweden. “Thanks to Solid Edge, our students learn 3D CAD engineering, making them a valuable and attractive resource for product development companies. Solid Edge offers many useful engineering benefits. For example, the motion option allows them to see a 3D motion film of their engineering projects, which gives an authentic engineering experience. This is very useful because we have limited 3D-printer availability.”

Siemens PLM Software has a strong relationship with leading universities and engineering schools in the Nordic region. For example, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has used the company’s Solid Edge software as its principle CAD software, resulting in many successful engineering projects, such as the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) Formula Student race car and a local Solid Edge best practice manual that is used by numerous Nordic engineering schools.

“Siemens PLM Software strongly believes in close relationships with schools and universities around the world,” said Henry Seddon, vice president of Marketing, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens PLM Software. “With Solid Edge in particular, students have the opportunity to train on state-of-the-art engineering software to learn valuable skills such as 2D and 3D engineering. Also, Solid Edge-educated engineering students become excellent ambassadors for our company’s software, which helps to promote a bright future for our products in the Nordic engineering world.

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. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

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. UGS Velocity Series and Solid Edge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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