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13 May 2011

Siemens PLM Software Launches Innovative Rental Subscription Model for Solid Edge Usage in Japan

TOKYO, May 13, 2011 – 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 Solid Edge DesignPad software, an innovative new business initiative in Japan that makes available its mainstream CAD solution, Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology, through an annual rental subscription contract. An easy to use on-line ordering system enables companies and individuals in Japan to instantly obtain full usage of the core modeling, assembly and drafting functions of Solid Edge ST3, providing a highly flexibility and economical usage model.

“Solid Edge DesignPad fulfils an important need in Japan by providing an easy way for large companies, small businesses and even individual designers to experience the business benefits of using a world-class CAD system with a low initial investment,” said Karsten Newbury, senior vice president and general manager of Solid Edge and Velocity Series, Siemens PLM Software. “The flexibility of Solid Edge DesignPad makes it the ideal entry point for those new to 3D CAD as well as a solid business model for short-term or open-ended projects. And the ability to easily scale to the full range of advanced Solid Edge offerings helps protect the users’ investment.”

Solid Edge DesignPad can be ordered through an easy to use on-line system. In addition to obtaining an instant annual rental subscription license of Solid Edge software, customers will also have access to an online user guide, explanations of features, demonstrations, and a self-help menu to facilitate training and accelerate productivity.

For more information on Solid Edge DesignPad including subscription pricing, please visit http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/ja_jp/products/velocity/solidedge/design_pad/index.shtml.

About Solid Edge

Solid Edge is the most complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse. With superior part and assembly modeling, drafting, transparent data management, and built-in finite element analysis, Solid Edge, a core component of the Velocity Series portfolio, eases the growing complexity of product design.

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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 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 the Siemens Industry Automation Division

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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation


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Masako Imamura
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masako.imamura@siemens.com