ELECTRONICS: Why MENTOR made a difference for SIEMENS Digital Industries at BOEING
The acquisition of the IC (Integrated Circuits) and PCB software Mentor has proved to be a real hit for Siemens Digital Industries. Not only because the solution accounted for a powerful part of the growth for Siemens Digital Industries during the last reported quarter, but also because this electricity and electronics platform has proven to be able to make a difference in tough competitive situations; as on the giant aircraft manufacturer Boeing. In 2017, the company had decided to invest fully in Dassault Systems' 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It was launched as the "PLM business of the century" and was said to be worth $ 1 billion. Within a couple of years, all other solutions would be phased out. But that did not happen. I have looked at the reasons for this and how Mentor has developed in Siemens' possession in recent years, as part of the article: "A STROKE of GENIUS THAT SAVED THE DAY ...", which was published on engineering.com a few days ago.