22 December 2008

Leading Institute in China Incorporates Siemens PLM Software's Solutions into its Curriculum

BEIJING, December 22, 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, today announced the inclusion of its latest Teamcenter® and synchronous technology-embedded NX™ solutions as part of Yancheng Institute of Technology’s (YCIT) teaching curriculum for its UGS College.

Siemens PLM Software (formerly known as UGS) selected YCIT to establish the UGS College in September 2005 as part of its GO PLM™ Program, a community involvement initiative focused on academic partnerships, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development.

To mark the success of this program, UGS College, which primarily focuses on engineering, expanded its existing curriculum in October 2008, to include new installations of Siemens PLM Software’s breakthrough synchronous technology-embedded NX and Teamcenter solutions.

More than 100 undergraduates who are currently enrolled in UGS College are trained specifically in the areas of engineering applications, advanced CAX software and the analysis and manufacturing of 3D digital products, to meet the urgent demand for such talents from manufacturing industries both in China and across the globe.

“YCIT is honored to have worked with Siemens PLM Software over the years and we value this partnership,” said Liu Defang, deputy dean of UGS College from Yancheng Institute of Technology. “The establishment of UGS College helped to expand YCIT’s teaching capabilities and offerings, and the newly revised curriculum to include proficiency training in Siemens PLM Software’s NX and Teamcenter solutions will most certainly raise our students’ competitive edge in the job market. Moving forward, we are excited about further strengthening our relationship with Siemens PLM Software to explore how we can achieve greater success.”

“Through the establishment of the UGS College, Siemens PLM Software hopes to cultivate graduates with the right skills to meet the increasing demands of the manufacturing industry,” said Hulas King, director, Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs, Siemens PLM Software. “As the leading global provider of product lifecycle management products and services, Siemens PLM Software is committed to training the next generation of engineers by better equipping them with the skills needed to further weave PLM technology into the fabric of China’s workforce.”

GO PLM Program

Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM™ Program, which leads the industry in the commercial value of in-kind grants it provides, brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 1,000,000 students yearly at nearly 10,000 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports, visit www.siemens.com/partners/goplm.

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 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. 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, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion (preliminary and unaudited).

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, GO PLM 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.