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Teamcenter 2007 Named One of the Year&aposs Top 50 Technologies by START-IT Magazine

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 that its Teamcenter(R) 2007 PLM portfolio was honored as one of the year's Top 50 Technologies by the editors of START-IT magazine.

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 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 that its Teamcenter(R) 2007 PLM portfolio was honored as one of the year's Top 50 Technologies by the editors of START-IT magazine.

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Teamcenter 2007 is the latest release of Teamcenter, the industry's most widely used PLM portfolio. Despite being launched less than two months ago on October 2, Teamcenter 2007 was selected from hundreds of applicants to receive this award due to its unique ability to enable manufacturers to enhance innovation while reducing their overall cost of PLM ownership. Boasting a complete service-oriented architecture (SOA), easy-to-use interface and comprehensive end-to-end PLM solution set, Teamcenter 2007 establishes greater productivity for manufacturers through a single source of product and process knowledge.

"The editors here at START-IT got a preview of Teamcenter 2007 shortly before its official launch date in October and we could see immediately it was a top candidate to receive this award," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "This is the type of innovative technology that helps manufacturers enhance revenue opportunities and improve business practices – and that is exactly why it was selected as a winner."

START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasizing the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. The Top 50 Technologies Awards honor products that target the manufacturing space and help companies to improve their business practices. Winning products were gauged on their uniqueness and functionality in the market.

"We are honored to receive this recognition for all the effort that has gone into developing and delivering the world's first truly integrated PLM solution based on an SOA approach," said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, Siemens PLM Software. "While Teamcenter has received many awards over the past several years, the START-IT Top 50 Technologies Award highlights how Teamcenter 2007 marks a new era in PLM."

About Siemens PLM Software

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.

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 euro 1.572 billion on sales of euro 12.848 billion and orders of euro 14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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