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GENEVA and PLANO, Texas, March 11, 2010 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced its technology enabled the development and manufacture of more than 90 percent of the vehicles that top selling automakers exhibited at the 80th International Motor Show in Geneva.
“Siemens PLM Software is used extensively in the automotive industry. Of the top 30 automakers, 26 use our technology in the development and manufacturing of their vehicles,” said Dave Taylor, senior global director, automotive and machinery industry marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “That’s more than any of our competitors.”
Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading technology is used by automakers and suppliers to collaborate, plan, design and validate the development and manufacturing engineering of vehicles. The tools satisfy the critical needs of leading automakers for managed collaboration across complex engineering functions and throughout the extended supply chain. By breaking down barriers between engineering functions, providing real-time access to information, and performing analysis and simulation, Siemens PLM Software has delivered double-digit efficiency improvements.
The vehicles of tomorrow, as evidenced by those revealed at this year’s Geneva show, will be differentiated by intelligent features that integrate mechanical functions with electronic controls, driven by software and connected by physical wiring. Consumer’s demand for a connected vehicle, with increased safety and convenience features is driving increased vehicle complexities. Because of these demands, the number of embedded software systems, which currently make up 70-90 percent of all automotive innovations, are predicted to increase another 30-40 percent in the next three years.
“Managing, integrating and synchronizing the domain and product information, as well as the globally distributed development team and supply chain can be overwhelming for companies using traditional tools and processes,” explained Taylor. “Our PLM software solutions provide a rich, integrated environment to help manage the complexity driven by mechatronics and make it a competitive advantage for automakers.”
Siemens PLM Software’s solutions allow the automotive industry to more effectively integrate a company’s mechanical, electrical, electronic and software domains to develop more complex, differentiated vehicles that consumers want to drive.
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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 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.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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