• ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors like BMW iVentures and Siemens, among others. ChargePoint already has the largest EV charging network in North America, with 28,000 stations installed since 2007. According to the U.S. Department of… Read More

  • Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

    Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

    Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens made two notable startup investments over past few months — in 3D visualization… Read More

  • Siemens Buys eMeter To Bolster Its Smart Grid Division

    Siemens Buys eMeter To Bolster Its Smart Grid Division

    Siemens this morning announced that it will acquire all of the stock of eMeter in an effort to enhance its smart grid offering. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. eMeter will be part of the Smart Grid Division of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, which is housed within Siemens. Read More

  • Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks would like you to know that it “puts mobile broadband and services at the heart of its strategy”, and to demonstrate this they plan to fire roughly 17,000 people worldwide before the end of 2013 as part of ‘an extensive global restructuring program’. Read More

  • Siemens Wins $466 Million Contract To Build 70 Green Trains

    Siemens has snapped up a $466 million six-year contract to build 70 electric trains for Amtrak. The deal, which is Siemens’ first major contract with the rail operator, is a significant coup for the company which is trying to aggressively expand its footprint in America. The new trains, called Amtrack Cities Sprinters, will be a step up from the average locomotives on the market and… Read More

  • Lenovo to roll up Fujitsu/Siemens consumer PC business?

    In one of these multi-part shuffles that characterize high-level business dealings, it looks as if Lenovo is going to be taking over the consumer PC part of the Fujitsu/Siemens joint venture. It seems Siemens has had enough and is selling its part to Fujitsu, and Fujitsu (not really loving the “end-user” market) will spin off that part of its PC business and sell it to whoever. Read More

  • Siemens Says Wi-Fi-only Phones Have No Future

    Siemens, which is no longer the shirt sponsor of Real Madrid C.F., did a mea culpa yesterday and ate crow over the fact that Wi-Fi-only phones have been a complete and utter failure. The company has been a big supporter of the phones, which are meant to connect to Skype and other VoIP providers, but is now prepared to scuttle the ship. The key phrase in those previous two sentences was… Read More

  • Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Cell phones design is going to keep getting crazier and crazier. It’s inevitable. And in the pursuit to create something groundbreaking-and-original, companies are designing devices that are looking less-and-less like actual phones. Take for example these concept devices from Benq-Siemens. They do undoubtedly look cool, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re actually… Read More

  • Siemens Crazy Lookin' Iron Fights Wrinkles, Crime

    Man, look at this thing. Never before have I felt more of an urge to iron. The Siemens Slider S5 is being billed as the world’s first automatic iron. No that doesn’t mean it’ll do the ironing for you, but it will take the guesswork out of iron settings. It features a three-position automatic shutoff and a three section hot zone. I don’t really know what that means, but… Read More

  • Siemens Goes for Eight

    Not much is known about this display from Siemens other than the fact that it uses eight LCDs. That and the fact that I absolutely must have it. So if anyone from Siemens is reading along, go ahead and have it delivered. You know where to find me. That’s One Large Computer Monitor [Neatorama via Born Rich] Read More

  • Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader

    “120kph? How fast is that in mi…oh crap a tree!” Eliminate the need to even read oncoming road signs with the Siemens VDO-created system that reads them for you and displays it in your heads-up-display. The system reads the signs and interprets them, matching up posted speed limits with what you’re going at right now. The Siemens-designed system should be available to… Read More