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PLANO, Texas, February 5, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Sector and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services, today announced that Siemens Industry Sector reported “strong positive reaction” to Siemens PLM Software’s new NX® software as well as a series of major NX customer implementations across key industries.
In April 2007, Siemens PLM Software introduced NX 5 featuring 400 enhancements. NX 5 software is the next-generation of Siemens PLM Software’s NX-brand digital product development software portfolio designed to help companies develop innovative products faster and more cost-efficiently.
“We are very pleased with the strong positive reaction to the breakthroughs in NX’s ‘Greater Powers’ technology,” said Tony Affuso, chairman and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “These enhancements helped us generate strong license revenue growth and gain market share in CAx during 2007 and were key contributors in several of Siemens PLM Software’s contract wins since the launch, including those we are announcing today. Our momentum in the CAD/CAM/CAE segment of the PLM industry is now stronger than ever, as evidenced most recently by our announcement that Canon had selected our technology as its universal next-generation product development platform.”
“The success of the NX 5 launch, and the subsequent gain in market share, just reinforces Siemens commitment to supporting an expansion of Siemens PLM Software’s footprint in the CAx segment of the PLM industry,” said Anton Huber CEO, Siemens Division Industry Automation. “The combination of Siemens Industry Sector and Siemens PLM Software will strengthen the requirements placed on our CAx solutions as this technology becomes more broadly integrated into applications that support the greater product lifecycle. As companies evaluate CAx solutions and develop ROI models for such investments, the end benefit is well beyond the traditional modeling features and functions but rather how the CAx portfolio of products can be leveraged across the greater phases of product development.”
Siemens Industry Sector today announced the following Siemens PLM Software customer wins and implementations for NX 5:
“Siemens PLM Software has reached a major milestone with the release of NX 5,” said Ed Miller, president, CIMdata. “With NX 5, Siemens PLM Software has achieved longstanding goals against its previously declared roadmap for NX development and reinforced its commitment to delivering advancements in its core CAD/CAM/CAE technology solutions. The pace of NX sales and adoption by customers appears impressive relative to current market growth rates, and reflects the continuing critical importance of technology advancements in mechanical design automation, particularly in areas such as multi-CAD digital mockup and workflow productivity.”
“NX 5 is very impressive,” said Jeff Rowe, an independent mechanical design and technical communications consultant. “For a product with this much power, I am impressed with its ease of use. NX 5 has more ability than some of its competitors. I was impressed with how much bang you get for the buck – it is a very affordable product for even small companies. Yet it is comprehensive enough that companies will not outgrow it.”
For the latest information on NX, visit www.siemens.com/nx.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Sector, 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 Industry Sector and its products and solutions address industry customers in the fields of production, transportation and building systems. The sector, newly formed on Jan. 1, 2008, is primarily comprised of the business activities of the former Siemens Groups A&D, I&S, SBT, Osram and TS. Approximately 209,000 employees currently work in the Industry Sector. The sector’s businesses generated revenues of roughly €40 billion in fiscal 2007. Further information about the Siemens Industry Sector is available at www.siemens.com/industry.
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