Origin of siemensafter either Sir William Siemens or his brother, E. W. von Siemens (1816-92), German engineer and amp; inventor
nounpl. siemens Abbr. S
Origin of siemensAfter Ernst Werner von Siemens.
- In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical conductance; the electric conductance in a body that has a resistance of one ohm. Symbol: S
Named after the German inventor Werner von Siemens.
siemens - Computer Definition
(Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, www.siemens.com) A leading European electrical and electronics firm founded in 1847. Siemens has more than 430,000 employees in nearly 200 countries, and more than 50,000 professionals are engaged in research and development. In 1990, the computer division of Siemens and Nixdorf merged to become Siemens Nixdorf. In 1998, Siemens Nixdorf split into Siemens Computer Systems (later Fujitsu Siemens Computers) and Wincor Nixdorf. See Fujitsu Siemens.