Siemens Acquires LMS
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Siemens expanded its portfolio of industry software by acquiring LMS International NV (Leuven, Belgium), a provider of test and mechatronic simulation software including model-based systems engineering to the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries.
With this acquisition, Siemens will become the first PLM software company to provide a closed-loop, systems-driven product development solution extending all the way to integrated test management, the company said.
The integrated solution will increase simulation accuracy, which improves decision making and enhances customers’ ability to design the product right the first time, Siemens said. The decision making process is underpinned by a deep and accurate virtual analysis linked to the physical world.
Siemens said its strategy is to unite the virtual and real worlds and integrate virtual product development with physical manufacturing. A key element of this approach is systems engineering, which requires the merging of the virtual and physical domains for product development.
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