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PLANO, Texas, August 3, 2007 – UGS 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 UGS PLM Software-sponsored racing teams Joe Gibbs Racing and KB Racing – whose cars are developed with the help of UGS PLM Software technology – won the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and NHRA Pro Stock Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals respectively.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Tony Stewart, the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion and winner of the 2002 Winston Cup title, who won the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 15, took the checkered flag again this week at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for back-to-back wins.
KB Racing’s Greg Anderson, the three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion, won the Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, California, to remain at the top of the standings for the NHRA Pro Stock Championship. With this win, his seventh this season, Anderson became one of only 10 drivers in history to win 50 NHRA races. Anderson reached the 50 win milestone in 189 races, second only to NHRA legend Bob Gilden, who claimed 50 wins in 139 races.
Andretti Green Racing’s Dario Franchitti, who won the Indy 500 earlier in the season, has won two of the last five races, the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway and the SunTrust Indy Challenge presented by XM Satellite Radio at Richmond International Raceway. In addition to the above wins Franchitti has placed in the top three in six of the nine other races this season and continues to lead the IndyCar Series driver championship.
“UGS PLM Software congratulates Greg Anderson on his milestone victory and the race teams on their continued success,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for UGS. “The fact that UGS PLM Software sponsored race teams continue to bring home victories week after week is proof that our PLM technology is the best on the race track. UGS PLM Software is helping our race teams win the same way we help our customers win, by providing the best PLM technology in the market.”
A Tradition of Technology and Tracks
UGS PLM Software has a long tradition providing UGS NXTM software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution, and UGS TeamcenterTM software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, through racing sponsorships. Hendrick Motorsports, winner of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Roush Fenway Racing, winner of the 2003 and 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the 2004 and 2005 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship; have been using UGS PLM Software for several years to help develop their cars and improve their performance on the race track. KB Racing, winner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Championship for four straight years, began using UGS PLM Software technology in 2005, and the Renault F1 Team, winner of the 2005 Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships, established a partnership in 2004 using UGS Tecnomatix™ software, UGS PLM Software’s best-in-class digital manufacturing solution.
About UGS PLM Software
UGS 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 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS 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 UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.
About Siemens Automation and Drives
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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