Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

May 12, 2016 | Hot Topics

Altair announced this week that is has acquired French CEDRAT S.A. and its New York-based subsidiary, Magsoft Corporation. CEDRAT makes technology that simulates low frequency electromagnetics for motor design. Its Flux, GOT-It & InCa3D enable designers to optimize electric and electromagnetic motors, transformers, actuators, sensors, heat treatment processes, transmission lines, EMC, arc chambers and superconductivity applications. Magsoft resells CEDRAT’s products as well as others, and offers design and training services.

CEDRAT says Flux is the leading software for electromagnetic and thermal simulation, which Altair says will complement its existing emag simulation offering by adding lower frequency simulations. Altair believes this moves it one step closer to creating a comprehensive, multiphysics solution that combines mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics with emag. You may remember that Altair acquired FEKO, maker of high-frequency electromagnetics technology in 2014 and WinProp wave propagation and radio network planning software just last month.

Altair CEO Jim Scapa says this positions the company to capitalize on the market for all things Internet of Things (IoT): “With the application of communication and controls to everything from personal devices, appliances, lighting, and buildings to connected and autonomous vehicles, the ability to simulate and optimize these systems for performance, usability and resource management is a key driver in their design. We will continue to invest in both our people and technology roadmap to deliver the most relevant simulation-driven design solutions to support IoT now and into the future.”

Terms for the acquisition were not announced, and the deal is complete.

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