Siemens CIO Global Forum (the governing body of Siemens) approves the use of Siemens's 3D JT data format for long-term data retention throughout all of its divisions.
Surely, this is no surprise.
OTOH, notes the press release, "The company selected JT over all other relevant data formats after a comprehensive evaluation." And the head of Siemens PLM Software, Tony Affuso, adds that the JT evaluation took place well before Siemens acquired his company.
So, there could have been a different outcome, I suppose. It would be interesting to learn of the competitive formats that didn't make it. Does JT replace existing formats? If so, how long is the transition period?