Siemens PLM Software Provides $327 Million In-Kind Software Grant to Advanced Technology Training Center
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Siemens PLM Software Provides $327 Million In-Kind Software Grant to Advanced Technology Training Center

HONOLULU & PLANO, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 31, 2008— Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of $327 million to Honolulu Community Colleges (HCC) Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) to enrich their engineering curriculum and share technology in the areas of critical infrastructure lifecycle management in Hawaii and beyond. The in-kind grant includes software, student and instructor training and academic support.

Siemens PLM Softwares world-class PLM software enables the PCATT to expand its current course offering to better serve Hawaiis incumbent workforce. Courses will be developed and incorporated into accredited programs as electives in three disciplines including Architecture, Engineering and CAD, Information and Computer Studies (ICS) and the Computer, Electronics and Networking Technology (CENT) programs. Siemens PLM Softwares NXTM and Teamcenter® software are included in the in-kind grant, provided through its GO PLM (Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management) program.

NX is Siemens PLM Softwares comprehensive digital product development solution. Teamcenter is Siemens PLM Software's digital lifecycle management solution and the worlds most widely used PLM portfolio.

This grant of equipment and applications from Siemens PLM Software supports a public-private partnership to provide the resources necessary to complete training throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim that will impact us nationally and internationally, said Scott Murakami, director, PCATT. Both our students will benefit from this grant and our communities will benefit from this grant because graduates will be able to immediately contribute to business success upon graduation.

Siemens PLM Software strives to develop and nurture partnerships that provide significant value for academic institutions, youth and displaced workers and our global communities, said Hulas King, director of Siemens PLM Softwares Global Community Relations and GO PLM programs. We will work closely with HCC and PCATT to enrich their engineering programs and positively impact their ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists.

GO PLM Program

Siemens PLM Softwares GO PLM initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 979,000 students yearly at nearly 9,500 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit

About Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College is an integral part of the University of Hawaii, which is a world-renowned, nationally-ranked, and state-funded American institution. Students have direct transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the University of Hawaii-West Oahu to complete their four-year baccalaureate degree. The institution also has transfer agreements with other universities in Hawaii and serves as a gateway to over 2,000 universities and colleges across the USA. Students planning to transfer to these institutions will receive special assistance in preparing application documents.


The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) is a not-for-profit consortium of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. The mission of PCATT is to develop and provide training in advanced technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and initiatives in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Softwares open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of Siemens Industry Sector, is worldwide leading in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, GO PLM and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.


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