A unit of electrical conductance in the International System, equal to one ampere per volt.
Origin: After Ernst Werner von Siemens.
, Ernst Werner von 1816-1892.
German engineer who made notable improvements to telegraphic and electrical apparatus. His brother Karl Wilhelm, later Sir Charles William Siemens (1823-1883), invented a regenerative steam engine and designed a steamship for laying long-distance cables.
(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.