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12 May 2008

Siemens PLM Software Announces Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008

PLANO, Texas, May 12, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services along with PLM World, Inc., today announced Siemens PLM Connection Americas, an annual user and developer conference, will be held June 2 - 5, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The annual user group conference, previously known as UGS Connection, is the longest running PLM industry conference, supporting one of the largest industry user communities. The conference targets users of NX™, Teamcenter®, Tecnomatix® and Solid Edge® software. More than 2,200 attendees are expected.

Jim Sistek, vice president, Information Technology, Visteon Corporation, a leading supplier of automotive components and integrated systems, will deliver a keynote address at the event. Sistek is responsible for IT strategy, daily IT operations and managing Visteon's alliance partnerships with IT service providers. Visteon has used Siemens PLM Software’s technology as a core enabler of performance improvement. Siemens PLM Software was recently honored with a Visteon Important Partner Award for outstanding overall performance in the Non-Production category. (see related release)

"Streamlining and connecting business processes through enterprise information systems is critical to compete in today's emerging markets," says Sistek. "Our company has effectively executed large-scale initiatives to standardize product development and operations practices globally. We have deployed a complete new suite of tools to drive efficiency and significantly reduce costs.”

Main Conference

The conference continues to grow in technical content and attendance. The event will feature more than 600 educational sessions, including keynote presentations, technical sessions, product updates and hands-on-training. The majority of these sessions are best practices delivered by expert users. Presentations are organized in seven tracks to connect users with similar interests. These include:

  • Velocity Connection: presentations cover the Velocity Series® portfolio, including Solid Edge.
  • NX Connection: presentations cover digital product development.
  • Teamcenter Connection: presentations cover digital lifecycle management.
  • Tecnomatix Connection: presentations cover digital manufacturing.
  • Management Connection: presentations focus on industry best practices.
  • Simulation Connection: presentations cover digital lifecycle simulation.
  • Developer Connection: presentations cover best practices for developers and partners who work with Siemens PLM Software technology.

“Siemens PLM Connection is a great event for our customers to share their knowledge and best practices,” said Dave Shook, senior vice president and managing director, Americas, Siemens PLM Software. “In addition to the rich technical content, customers can network with other industry leading companies that use our technology. This year we’ve also added a focused simulation track to address the increased industry focus on digital lifecycle simulation.”

Simulation Connection

A new Simulation track features more than 30 presentations on topics such as simulation process management, design analysis applications, advanced simulation through NX, Femap® and NX Nastran®, as well as test analysis integration. In addition, simulation keynote presentations include:

  • “Virtual Reality - it isn't real until you validate it” by Dr. Pete Avitabile, a professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Avitabile has more than 30 years of experience in design and analysis using FEM and experimental modal analysis techniques, with research focused on structural dynamics.
  • “Mechatronics for the 21st Century” by Dr. Razvan Panaitescu, who manages the Application Development and Mechatronic Support Department within Siemens Energy and Automation, Automation and Motion Division. Before joining Siemens he held professor tenures and research positions in Electric Drives and Control Engineering at various Universities in Romania, Norway and USA.

Developer Connection

The Developer Connection targets Siemens Solution Partners, end users and leading academic organizations that utilize Siemens PLM Software’s platform in their PLM efforts. Presentations include case studies as well as tips and techniques on integration, automation and implementation. Topics include: application programming interface, automation tools, interoperability and integration and service-oriented architecture (SOA).

For a more information, visit www.siemens.com/plmconnection or www.plmworld.org.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, 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 Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Solid Edge, Femap, Velocity Series, Tecnomatix, Teamcenter and NX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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Dora Smith
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dora.smith@siemens.com