Softing AG develops software, hardware, and system solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Industrial Automation and Automotive Electronics. The Industrial Automation segment offers communications solutions and products for the process and manufacturing industry. This segment provides products and services for integrated communication functions in automation systems and devices, such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT, Powerlink, Modbus, CAN, CANopen, DeviceNet, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and HART; interface cards; integration modules; chip solutions and communications software for implementing bus links; gateways for linking fieldbuses; and groupwide planning and administration systems. It also offers tools for configuring networks; toolkits to integrate configuration functions; tools and devices for signal and protocol analysis of industrial communication networks; OPC servers, middleware, and development tools; and diagnostic devices. The Automotive Electronics segment provides hardware, software, and customized solutions, as well as on-site consulting and engineering services. This segment offers vehicle adapters and data bus interfaces comprising interfaces, various PC connections, programming interfaces, and customized adaptations, as well as special solutions for development/testing, production, and service. It also provides diagnostic solutions and servers, and customized and proprietary analytic tools; test automation software interfaces, editing and run time systems, and customized test stations, as well as solutions for the flash programming of control units; and devices for simulating electronic control units and rest bus systems. In addition, this segment offers customer-specific software and hardware developments for data communication/diagnosis/test systems; and on-site customer support, as well as measurement technology and automation systems. Softing AG was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Haar, Germany.