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Study Finds Siemens on Top in Programmable Safety Systems

July 262005
ATLANTA (July 26, 2005) – Results of a new study conducted by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) confirm Siemens Energy & Automation’s number one North American market share position for programmable safety systems (safety PLCs).

VDC reports Siemens has a 33.3% safety PLC market share for safety PLC shipments in North America.

J.B. Titus, manager of Business Development and Standards for Siemens Safety Integrated, says the number one market share ranking follows a three year development strategy. He says the Siemens’ strategy produced state-of-the art safety technology engineering. As a result, market demand for programmable safety systems, as well as acceptance of safety bus networks, has increased.

“We are delighted to have confirmation of our number one market position from the research professionals at VDC,” Titus says. “Siemens’ commitment to embedding safety integrated technology across our product portfolio, including drives, motion, and CNC, will keep us at the top of the market for many years to come.”

Over the past four years Siemens has installed more than 10,000 safety PLC systems and 365,000 failsafe I/O channels worldwide in numerous applications, including automotive, food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical, consumer, material handling, packaging and metal forming.

Venture Development Corporation is a technology research and management consulting firm serving the worldwide electronics industry. It was founded in 1971 by graduates of the Harvard Business School and MIT. VDC offers in-depth market research, as well as custom strategic planning and consulting services in the areas of industrial automation, instrumentation, electronic components, computers and peripherals, communications, office equipment, and consumer electronics.

For more information, Contact Siemens, log on to: www.sea.siemens.com/safety or call 800-964-4114.

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. is one of Siemens’ operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world’s broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.
For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 155 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 440,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.

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