Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.
PTC, the Product Development Company® today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., LTD (SEC), a leading digital products manufacturer of mobile phones, televisions, and semiconductors, has selected PTC Windchill as its digital product development data repository to manage an integrated BOM of mechanical, electrical and software data across its globally distributed product development environment. Windchill is the standard enterprise PLM solution at SEC because of its powerful, Web-based support of key product development processes on a single technology architecture and execution environment.
IBM and PTC, leaders in product development and innovation, are offering joint solutions that combine our expertise and technology to fully support cross-enterprise product development optimization. Together, we enable companies to meet time-to-market, cost-reduction and quality requirements, in an ever-increasing, complex global marketplace.