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ROLM SYSTEMS OPENS NEW AUSTIN FACILITY

 ROLM SYSTEMS OPENS NEW AUSTIN FACILITY
 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ROLM Systems officially


opened its new manufacturing and development facility in the new Vista Business Park near Interstate 35, north of Austin.
 The new 190,000 square foot building will consolidate ROLM Systems' manufacturing and development locations, which were located at 2420 Ridgepoint Drive and 1309 Rutherford Lane in Austin. The new facility will enable the company to capitalize on the productivity gains of continuous flow manufacturing.
 "We are excited to be in our new facility," said Glenn Befort, senior vice president, desktop products. "Having our entire operation under one roof will enable us to be more cost effective and as a result, more competitive in the digital telephone market."
 Peter Pribilla, ROLM Systems president and CEO, added, "Building this facility demonstrates our commitment to the Austin community while allowing Siemens to draw upon the digital telephone expertise that ROLM has developed here.
 "This new facility has the capacity to build 1 million telephones per year," added Pribilla. "We don't expect to ship that many this year, but as the world demand for private digital desktop products continues to grow, ROLM Systems Austin will be ready."
 The Austin Group Architects designed the facility to include features specified by Siemens Real Estate and Construction Group and the ROLM Systems design staff. Construction was done by the Austin office of E.E. Reed Construction.
 ROLM Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens, develops and manufactures digital telecommunications products and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. ROLM Systems in Austin employs approximately 300 people responsible for developing and manufacturing the ROLMphone family of digital telephones, ISDN telephones and other desktop communications products.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: ROLM and ROLMphone are registered trademarks of ROLM Systems./
 /CONTACT: Derek van Bronkhorst of ROLM Systems, 512-990-6474; or Steven Morgan of Siemens Corp., 407-994-7438/ CO: ROLM Systems; Siemens Corporation ST: Texas, Florida IN: TLS SU:


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