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Third Annual Industrial Ethernet Symposium set for October 3-4 in Chicago

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2006 - Siemens announced today that its 3rd Annual Industrial Ethernet Symposium will be held for the first time in the U.S. this fall. Scheduled for Oct. 3-4, 2006, the symposium will be held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in downtown Chicago. The event will be moderated by David Humphrey, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group, and is expected to attract more than 300 participants from 20 countries. Additionally, Collins Hemingway, former marketing director of Microsoft and best-selling author will provide the keynote address at the event. The symposium will include two days of workshops covering best practice examples of Ethernet in automation.

While the symposium is organized by Siemens, participation and presentation opportunities will be open to representatives from all industrial Ethernet organizations, including competition. Panelists from five industrial Ethernet consortia including ODVA, Modbus-IDA, EtherCAT, Ethernet PowerLink and Profibus Trade Organization (PTO International) will present their views on the value of using Ethernet at all levels of the automation pyramid and answer questions from the moderator and the audience.

The Industrial Ethernet Symposium will feature presentations from a wide variety of industry and technology experts, industry analysts, and "best practice" customer case histories, which detail the continuing benefits of Industrial Ethernet.

The event will feature a Micro-fair where interactive exhibits will feature the latest Industrial Ethernet technology. Registration and additional symposium details are available by visiting: www.siemens.com/ies2006 .

About Siemens
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.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 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 $18.8 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries.

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