The Shortening of “CEME”
A recent article on Business Week highlighted the new technology coming out of Cedar Hills, Nevada, which is a combination of three of the most important aspects of Automotive Engineering: Computer Aided Design (CAD); Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Software. Not long ago, the Ford Motor Company had acquired a company called Niren Inc. that specializes in CAD-CAM software. CEME stands for Combined Automotive and Financial Engineer. It signifies that the combined functions of financial and automotive engineering are incorporated into a new product which offers services both to the corporations and the consumers.
If you take a look at the Niren website, you will see that the abbreviated CEME term is actually mispronounced by many of their consumers. However, it is a clear indication that the company has put in the effort to standardize the spelling of the term “CEMA” and they plan on following through with it. Niren Inc. is currently trademarking the shortened “CEME” term.
Many companies have tried to standardize on the spelling of “CEMA” and they keep coming up with variations that are confusing and hard for consumers to remember. You may see various spellings such as “CEMA”, “CMED”, “CIMA”, “CAMM”, and “CAM”. In addition to this, many companies try to capitalize on the shortened “CEME” term, such as “C Emerson Electronic”. It is very likely that in the near future, all variations of the “CEMS” acronym will be completely standardized.