Cadence Design Systems Inc., MatrixOne Inc., and IBM are joining forces to deliver product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services to electronics companies. The goal: Synchronize activities in software, electronics, and mechanical design to improve new product introductions and product-development processes, better manage outsourcing, and lower manufacturing costs. The three companies are working with customers and vendors to develop new standards to improve integration and interoperability.
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
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