Nissan, HPE, Siemens Partner on Automotive Design

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.(HQ: Yokohama-city, Kanagawa-prefecture, Japan CEO: Carlos Ghosn), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HQ: Palo Alto, CA U.S.A. CEO:Meg Whitman)and Siemens AG(HQ: Munich CEO: Joe Kaeser)today announced they have developed the industry’s first*1 next-generation vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan’s global R&D centers with a continuous, high-speed connection to the latest vehicle development data. The solution’s…

RS Adds SIRIUS ACT Switches

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive. The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic,…

Siemens Expands Program for Manufacturing Startups

It’s a term you don’t hear much these days—manufacturing startup. Siemens has announced the expansion of the startup Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The Frontier Partner program, focused on the Silicon Valley region, is designed to find, fund, and forge the “breakthrough…

Siemens, thinkstep Launch New Material Management Software

Stuttgart, Germany – Siemens and thinkstep (formerly PE International) today announced a new integrated material management software solution to manage the material lifecycle and streamline material driven product design. The new solution, developed by thinkstep and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, will help manufacturers worldwide improve product performance and reliability by connecting design,…

RS Components Offers Siemens Modular PLC

Singapore — RS Components <http://sg.rs-online.com/>; (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc <http://www.electrocomponents.com/>; (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that, fromOctober 2014, the popular Simatic S7-200 programmable logic controller (PLC) <http://sg.rs-online.com/web/c/automation-control-gear/plcs-hmi-data-acquisition/plc-cpus/?searchTerm=siemens> from Siemens is to be discontinued and fully replaced by the new generation Micro-SPS Simatic S7-1200 controller, which offers significant price and performance advantages over the…

Integrated Conflict Minerals/RoHS Tool Debuts

One of the electronics industry’s problems with the so-called U.S. “Conflict Minerals Act” has been the lack of a comprehensive standard for disclosing the origin of certain minerals. An organization of electronics manufacturers, consultancies and compliance agencies have developed a comprehensive conflict minerals web database system, BOMcheck,  in preparation for the reporting period beginning in…