Boston Hub for PLM Software

When we think about high-tech, our minds naturally wonder to Silicon Valley. But in the 1950s through to the 80s, Route 128 in Greater Boston was the technology hotspot, with companies like Sun Microsystems, EMC Corporation and Raytheon calling it home.

Today, Route 128 is the center for PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software, technology that manages the entire product lifecycle from conception to market and beyond.

Virtually every global player in the industry, from Germany’s Siemens AG and SAP AG, to California’s Oracle Corp. and Autodesk Inc., to home-grown PTC of Needham, is clustered around the loop once known as ‘‘America’s Technology Highway.’’ There are so many that one consultant suggested a new nickname for 128: ‘‘The PLM Highway.’’

Today, just about every product that consumers touch — the cars they drive, the planes they fly in, the pots and pans they cook with — is likely to have been created with software developed in the area surrounding Route 128.

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About Nancy Pardo

Nancy Pardo is a Seattle-based writer and editor. She holds an MA in Professional Writing. She began her career as a Washington DC-area reporter, moving on to become an editor and contributor for several top industry magazines in the U.S. and the Middle East. Nancy currently works for PTC as content marketing director and manages the company's award-winning blog Product Lifecycle Stories.
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