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Munich, Dec 07, 2013
On behalf of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, the company and its employees, Joe Kaeser, Siemens' President and CEO, presented €1 million to Germany's "Ein Herz für Kinder" charity for children at a benefit gala in Berlin. The donation is primarily intended to support the charitable organization's efforts to give socially disadvantaged children access to better education and healthcare. (Copyright of the picture: P. Müller)
Munich, Dec 06, 2013
"With the death of Nelson Mandela, we bid farewell to a man who is admired and honored all around the world for the battle for freedom that he waged unflinchingly and with total personal commitment. His unconquerable will, his charisma and his lifetime of achievement will remain for us a model and an inspiration," said Siemens President and CEO Joe Kaeser. (Copyright of the picture: Kim Thunder / Africa Media Online)
Munich, Dec 05, 2013
Twelve Siemens researchers and developers were honored by Klaus Helmrich, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Corporate Human Resources, as "Inventors of the Year 2013" in Munich on December 4. Thanks to their patents, products have emerged with which industrial production and medical diagnostics can be improved, or which can contribute to the stabilization of power grids. Siemens has been presenting the award for "Inventor of the Year" annually since 1995 to outstanding in-house researchers and developers whose inventions contribute significantly to the company's success.
Munich, Dec 05, 2013
The number of Siemens patents has risen to a new record level. In fiscal 2013, the number of patents granted in continuing operations increased by five percent year-over-year to 60,000. Twelve Siemens researchers and developers who together account for around 600 invention disclosures and 500 granted individual patents played a leading role here. They were honored by Siemens as Inventors of the Year 2013 in Munich on December 4. In addition, in fiscal 2013, expenditure on research and development (R&D) increased to 5.7 percent of revenue.
Munich, Nov 29, 2013
"Thinking for the long term. Providing answers." – this is the leitmotif of the Siemens Annual Report 2013. This year, we've combined our previously separate Annual and Sustainability Reports to provide an integrated overview of our Company's key topics. The Siemens Annual Report 2013 is now online.
New York, Oct 21, 2013
Damages caused by extreme weather phenomena are increasing around the globe. In 2012, the costs of such damages totaled approximately US$160 billion worldwide. To show how cities can better protect themselves against natural disasters like hurricane Sandy, Siemens has joined forces with Regional Plan Association and the consulting firm Arup to prepare a study on resilient urban infrastructure. Results show that technology is a key component of resilient and efficient infrastructure protection. The final study is available now.
Munich, Oct 10, 2013
With six lines and a total route length of 175 kilometers, Riyadh is planning the world's largest subway project. Siemens is to supply the entire turnkey system for two driverless metro lines in the capital of Saudi Arabia. The five-million city is looking for sustainable solutions for its local traffic problems. Because Riyadh is growing rapidly: since 1990, the population has doubled to more than five million inhabitants. Siemens equips Lines 1 and 2 of the six lines with Inspiro metro trains, the electrification and the signaling and communication systems for driverless operation.
Berlin / Munich, Oct 07, 2013
The new metro from Siemens for Poland’s capital city Warsaw was put into operation yesterday. The city’s mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz inaugurated it for passenger travel together with Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Rail Systems, as part of a maiden voyage on Line 1. "It is always a proud moment for us at Siemens to see a vision come true – and officially turn it over for public service. And this particular project – the Warsaw Inspiro – is especially important. It was the first order worldwide for our new metro generation. And it was the biggest order Siemens has ever received in Poland. Just as important, the Inspiro marks the beginning of a new partnership in Poland", said Eickholt.
London, Oct 03, 2013
Commuters will soon have a glimpse of what the future of underground rail travel could hold – thanks to a new and exciting exhibition that showcases future developments for metro-style trains and stations.