09 December 2008

Snecma Virtual Platform Project will be Based on Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter

PLANO, Texas and PARIS, December 9, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has received an order from Snecma, SAFRAN Group, a world-class aircraft and space engine manufacturer, for delivery and implementation of its Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio.

Teamcenter, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, has been selected by Snecma, following an extensive evaluation process conducted at its headquarters in France. Teamcenter will enable Snecma to increase global collaboration with partners and suppliers, thus enhancing its ability to better react to market demands and trends. The standardization of new product development practices will aid Snecma in reducing time-to-market. Each person involved in the product lifecycle process will now have access to a single source of information for products, processes and industrialization.

Snecma will deploy Teamcenter through three implementation phases over the next three years. When complete, the “Virtual Collaborative Platform” project (Plateau virtuel) at Snecma will include up to 2,000 Teamcenter users.

“The fact that an Aerospace and Defense industry leader like Snecma selected Teamcenter following an extensive evaluation process helps to validate Siemens PLM Software’s world-class technology,” said Helmuth Ludwig, president, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software has been selected as the preferred provider by numerous leading Aerospace and Defense companies worldwide, and this selection further strengthens our leadership in this industry.”

Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source of product and process knowledge. The comprehensive Teamcenter portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation to power end-to-end PLM. The selection of Teamcenter by Snecma reinforces Siemens PLM Software’s world leadership in the Aerospace & Defense industry and adds another leading company to its existing customer base.

Siemens PLM Software Leadership in Aerospace & Defense

Siemens PLM Software is used extensively by the top 15 Aerospace & Defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and has accrued more experience in Aerospace & Defense in mission-critical operations than any other comparable PLM product. With more than one million man-years of experience in delivering mission-critical operations on an unparalleled scale, Siemens PLM Software is now the de facto provider of PLM and facilitator of enterprise transformation for the Aerospace & Defense industry.

About Snecma

Snecma, SAFRAN Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft and space engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance. Snecma develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launch vehicles and satellites.

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 5.5 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. Teamcenter is a registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SilverCrest is a registered trademark of SNECMA Joint Stock Company. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.