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PLANO, TEXAS, November 1, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the 2007 Digital Manufacturing Symposium, a highly anticipated annual event scheduled for November 14 and 15, in Dearborn, Michigan at the Ford Conference and Event Center.
This year’s popular event brings together a wide variety of manufacturing executives, industry experts and technology leaders to explore the latest solutions, successes, best practices and future directions in digital manufacturing. Attendees will hear several customers, from a cross section of industries, describe in their own words how they dealt with common manufacturing issues and created a competitive advantage through the application of digital manufacturing technology. Companies delivering presentations this year include American Axle, Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. (AECL), Ford Motor Company, General Electric AE, General Motors, Volkswagen Mexico and Vought Aircraft Industries.
In addition, Dr. Robert Atkinson author of “Digital Prosperity” will enlighten the audience with a presentation on the “Economic Impact of IT Investments in Manufacturing,” and Tony Affuso, chairman and CEO of Siemens PLM Software, will discuss the company’s vision for digital manufacturing. Finally, a wealth of information will be shared about the latest release of Tecnomatix® software, the world’s leading digital manufacturing portfolio.
“The Digital Manufacturing Symposium has experienced rapid growth every year with attendance at last year’s event exceeding all of our expectations. We are expecting this year to be even bigger,” said Alain Iung, vice president of Digital Manufacturing Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “This will be our first opportunity to host this event since becoming part of Siemens and we look forward to sharing our expanded capabilities and world-class solutions that are helping to transform the global manufacturing industry.”
For more information on the 2007 Digital Manufacturing Symposium and to register for the event, please visit https://www.ugs.com/forms/symp_dig_mfg.shtml.
Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), 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.
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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