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The Siemens brothers establish first business contacts in the United States
The first direct telegraph cable across the Atlantic is laid linking Ireland to New Hampshire in North America
Henry Villard becomes the first agent
Siemens & Halske (S&H) founds Siemens & Halske Electric Co. of America (S&H America) in Chicago; two years later the factory is destroyed by fire
Liquidation of S&H America
An information office is founded under the direction of Karl Georg Frank
Adlanco Industrial Products Corp. is founded as a Siemens agency; the information office continues operation
The first exchange of experience contract is signed with Westinghouse
The existing information office is dissolved, at the same time a new sales office is opened under the name of Siemens Inc.
The US office is closed due to World War II
A new liaison office under the name of Siemens New York, Inc. is established
Second memorandum of understanding with Westinghouse
Order from Western Union Telegraph Co. for a switched network
Siemens New York Inc. is renamed Siemens America Inc. (SAI)
Siemens-Reiniger-Werke (SRW) found Siemens Medical of America Inc.
The American financing company Siemens Capital Corp. is founded
Siemens and US company Allis-Chalmers found a joint venture in the field of energy technology which operates under the name of Siemens-Allis Inc.
SAI and Siemens Medical of America Inc. merge to form Siemens Corp. with headquarters in Iselin, New York
A major order is received from Western Union Telegraph for electronic switching equipment
Siemens Corp. purchases the test equipment producer Computest Corp., Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Siemens Corp. splits up into Siemens-Allis, Siemens Components, Siemens Communications Systems and Siemens Medical Systems; the companies operate independently under the holding Siemens Capital Corp.
A joint venture is formed with General Telephone & Electronics Corp. (GTE)
Siemens Capital Corp. is renamed Siemens Corp.
The sales company Rolm is formed as a joint venture with IBM for the sale of private communication systems
Four US power plant companies merge to form Siemens Power Corp.
Acquisition of lighting manufacturer Sylvania
Burlington Northern Railroad awards Siemens and General Motors a contract to deliver 350 diesel-electric locomotives
US mobile operator Digiph PCS Inc. awards Siemens a contract to deliver communications technology for a GSM mobile network in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi
Siemens takes over the fossil power plant business of Westinghouse
Acquisition of Shared Medical Systems Corp., Malvern, Pennsylvania
Siemens installs the world’s first all-digital hospital in Birmingham, Alabama
Siemens shares are sold for the first time on the New York stock exchange
Four Siemens Groups join to equip Houston's Reliant Stadium with communication systems, fiber-optic switching gear, building automation, fire protection, security systems and light rail
The acquisition of USFilter, the leader in water and wastewater systems, brings Siemens into a new industry
Disney and Siemens form a 12-year strategic alliance
Siemens purchases Diagnostics Products Corporation (DPC) and Bayer Diagnostics, making the US unit of Siemens Medical Solutions the world's first full service diagnostics company
Siemens opens a rotor blade manufacturing factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, which US President Obama visits in 2010
Acquisition of US-company UGS Corp., a worldwide leader in PLM software and services
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System awards Siemens an order for the delivery of 57 light rail vehicles, which are completely built in the Siemens plant in Sacramento, USA
Amtrak selects Siemens to design and manufacture 70 new electric locomotives for the Northeast and Keystone Corridors
Siemens opens a wind turbine nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas
Siemens receives order from MidAmerican Energy for the supply of 448 wind turbines for five wind projects in Iowa; with a total capacity of 1,050 MW, this represents the largest single order for onshore wind power awarded globally to date
Siemens takes over Dresser-Rand; the acquisition complements Siemens‘ existing offerings, notably for the global oil & gas industry and for distributed power generation
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