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72 Press releases
Munich, Jul 17, 2014
Siemens' central research department and the electric vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter agreed today to equip an electric car with an innovative electronic and software architecture. The associated technology was developed during the RACE project. Siemens is the consortium leader of the research project, which receives funding from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. For the first time ever, the architecture will make it possible to retrofit functions such as electrical brakes and systems such as lane-keeping assistants using a plug-and-play process like on home PCs.
Munich, Jul 16, 2014
Siemens Healthcare is selling its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The activities of the microbiology business include systems for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) of microorganisms.
Munich, Jul 15, 2014
Partners from industry and science are joining forces in a novel collaborative research alliance to address the future-oriented fields of automation and digitalization. Siemens is the first company to forge a research alliance with universities and research institutes that will utilize a new, fully integrated approach in order to bundle outstanding expertise and make possible wide-ranging innovations in processes and systems.
Munich, Jul 14, 2014
Olaf Bolduan (61), Chairman of the Works Council at the Dynamowerk Berlin, has been appointed by the Charlottenburg District Court (Berlin) as an employee representative on the Supervisory Board. Bolduan was proposed by the Central Works Council and the Assembly of Delegates of IG Metall to succeed Lothar Adler, who retired at the end of May 2014 and accordingly left the Supervisory Board. "I would like to welcome Mr. Bolduan on behalf of all the members of the
Supervisory Board and look forward to working with him in the future," said the Chairman of the Siemens Supervisory Board, Gerhard Cromme.
Erlangen, Jun 27, 2014
In line with its new company strategy, Siemens is reorienting its research activities toward the innovation fields of electrification, automation and digitalization in order to further strengthen its leading technology position in these areas. Siemens is the first company to form a research alliance with leading universities and institutions in this connection – an alliance that aims to combine outstanding expertise with a new, all-inclusive approach and make possible wide-ranging innovations in processes and systems.
London/New York, Jun 26, 2014
Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced 31 finalist projects from 26 cities competing in 10 categories for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be held in New York on September 22, 2014.
Munich and Tokyo, Jun 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens today submitted an offer letter specifying further the proposed transaction to Alstom. With the specified offer MHI and Siemens reaffirm their commitment to strengthen Alstom as an independent Global Player in Energy and Transport. After extensive discussions with all stakeholders over the past days MHI and Siemens reviewed their proposal with regards to reducing complexity, strengthening execution and narrowing risk exposure.
Munich, Jun 20, 2014
Siemens has noted the announcement of the French government to stronger respect national interests itself, regarding the reorganization of Alstom. "We respect and understand the political interest of the government in the field of energy technology. Together with our partner MHI, we had verifiably the better offer with respect to industrial and strategic sustainability as well as regarding financial and social aspects. But the safeguarding of national interests is a matter of the State," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens, and added: "Dealing with Alstom, we have proven our competence, entrepreneurship, strategic finesse and last but not least discipline."
Munich/Paris, Jun 17, 2014
As part of the planned acquisition of the gas business of Alstom, Siemens AG has announced its intention to provide training for an additional 1,000 French young people over the next few years. The additional training positions will include both technical and administrative professions. Siemens will invest about €32,000 annually for each trainee. Siemens President and CEO Joe Kaeser made this commitment at a meeting with French President François Hollande on Tuesday.
Munich and Tokyo, Jun 16, 2014
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) and Siemens AG today announced that they have joined forces and provided a proposal for the French multinational conglomerate, Alstom. Pursuant to this, MHI and Siemens propose several transactions in order to preserve Alstom's current perimeter in almost all its activities, enhance its industrial sustainability, strengthen its position as a diversified global player in energy and transport, and strengthen its financial structure, while remaining a major French listed group. The proposal is also very beneficial for Alstom employees. Furthemore it will foster job creation in France.