13 July 2009

Chung Yuan Christian University Receives In-Kind Software Grant Valued at US$35 Million from Siemens PLM Software

TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, July 13, 2009 – 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 an in-kind software and services grant with a commercial value of US$35 million to Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) to help strengthen the university’s development of a mechanical mold design navigation system and training courses.

The in-kind software grant, made through Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management (GO PLM™) Program, is expected to benefit nearly 1,000 students. It will help improve the training standards for students in the mold and molding design field, and establish a next-generation mold design development system and a knowledge management platform integrating IT and technical expertise.

The in-kind software grant includes NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital product development solution which includes computer-aided design, -manufacturing and -engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. CYCU has been commissioned by well-known information and communication companies to develop a mold design navigation system with the NX solution. Via the intellectualized mold, the system can accelerate multi-layer reviews of mold design, including a feasibility analysis of mold manufacturing, a computer-aided system of mold development and design, automatic establishment and management of online statements, and mold design management.

“CYCU is dedicated to developing a streamlined, quality driven design process in the mold design field by adopting advanced design tools and methods. We have an established knowledge management platform to automatically gather and reutilize the existing mold design and molding knowledge, so that the manpower and technological investment previously accumulated can exhibit greater values,” said Professor Chen Shia-chun, Dean of Engineering College of CYCU. “Through the in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, we will further extend our practical experience into a wider range of teaching and research fields for teachers and students in mechanical engineering to really grasp the pulse of the state-of-the-art technology. Not only is this conducive to strengthening students’ training intensity, it can help enhance our school’s academic research status in the mold and molding design field. NX provides the opportunity to develop a knowledge management platform and a next-generation mold design system that feature high quality, reasonable cost, fast speed and good service.”

“We are honored to partner with CYCU to provide industry leading PLM solutions as the training tool for mold design talent in the university and its graduate institutes,” said Yin-chun Chuang, general manager of Siemens PLM Software, Taiwan. “We hope that through this in-kind software grant students will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how computer-aided engineering tools can noticeably boost the management efficiency of the entire design process. With the knowledge management database taking shape, we also expect to pass down the valuable experience to develop greater values of innovation.”

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 10,200 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 Chung Yuan Christian University

Chung Yuan Christian University was established in 1955. Its organization includes seven colleges, 27 departments, 25 masters programs and 13 PhD programs, with around 15,000 students in total. Detailed information can be found at http://www.cycu.edu.tw/.

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 nearly six 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.

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