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27 May 2009

Shanghai Jiaotong University Receives US$60 Million In-Kind Software Grant from Siemens PLM Software

BEIJING, May 27, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of US$60 million to China’s prestigious Jiaotong University in Shanghai. The in-kind donation provided through the Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM™ (Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management) program, is the first to target shipbuilding in China, which is home to one of world’s busiest seaports, Shanghai.

Siemens PLM Software will present the software donation during a digital design and computer aided engineering seminar being hosted today by the Department of Plasticity Technology and the National Digital Manufacturing Technology Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Professor Xueyu Ruan, dean of the Department of Plasticity Technology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, director of the National Digital Manufacturing Technology Center, director of the Technical Committee of National Engineering Laboratory for Digital Shipbuilding and an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering will present at the seminar.

"Shanghai Jiao Tong University expresses deep gratitude for this generous donation of leading-edge PLM software which together with the seminar marks an impressive start to our new collaboration with Siemens PLM Software," said Ruan. "Our cooperation goes beyond education in handling the latest in digital manufacturing technology to provide skills to the larger business and engineering communities which are important to enhance China's growing manufacturing industry, an important engine of continuing economic development in China."

“As part of our long term commitment to China, Siemens PLM Software is pleased to partner with Jiaotong University, one of the world’s leading educational institutions, to assist the country to acquire the expertise to sustain the country’s growth and advance Shanghai’s competitive position,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Siemens PLM Software, Greater China.

“As one of the world’s busiest ports, Shanghai serves as China’s gateway to growth and is a key to the success of many companies in the transport and logistics industry, both locally and overseas. It is therefore paramount that the skills of the workforce and capabilities of enterprises based here are able to manage increasingly sophisticated designs with state-of-the-art materials to meet the demanding needs of shipbuilding and other industries,” added Yuan.

The in-kind grant of NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive digital product development solution, will bolster the university’s offerings in plasticity engineering, a discipline that spans materials ranging from traditional and ultramodern metals to state-of-the-art plastics, ceramics and composite materials.

Siemens PLM Software’s NX digital product development software supports collaborative product design, engineering simulation and analysis. NX combines the best of constraint-driven techniques synchronous technology in a comprehensive CAD/CAM/CAE solution that provides users with up to a 100 times faster design experience and a 30 percent reduction in physical prototypes.

GO PLM Program

Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and 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 10,200 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 Jiaotong University

Founded in 1896, Jiaotong University in Shanghai is one of the oldest universities in China. A number of disciplines within the University have advanced to world-class status such as communications and electronic systems, naval architecture and ocean engineering, automatic control, composite materials and plasticity processing. Jiaotong University has an enrollment of around 36,000, among which over 18,100 are graduate students and 18,000 are undergraduates.

The National Digital Manufacturing Technology Center was established by the Government as an institution that specializes in digital manufacturing technology. The Department of Plasticity Technology at Jiaotong University educates undergraduates, graduates and Ph.D. students. The National Die & Mold CAD Engineering Research Center at Shanghai Research Institute of Tool & Die Technology was established by the National Planning Committee, covering the field of advanced manufacturing technology. The above institutions are managed by an integrated team headed by Ruan Xueyu. The combined assets of the institutions have a value of RMB120 million. The institution maintains relationships with more than 100 institutes, universities and companies in America, Japan, and Europe, and has already set up more than 30 joint laboratories in various industries around the globe.

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.


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