Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

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...
Altair makes waves, snaps up AWE

Altair makes waves, snaps up AWE

Altair is one of my favorite companies — but I don’t get the chance to write about it as often as I’d like because it’s not publicly traded and so we miss those four chances per year to take a deeper dive. Why do I admire them? Because they...
Altair snaps up Click2Cast

Altair snaps up Click2Cast

Altair just announced that it has acquired Click2Cast, adding both casting simulation and an office in Barcelona to its aresenal. Spanish Click2Cast developed what it calls a “revolutionary” mesh generator that begins with imported STL...
Reaching that one customer in a PLMish landscape

Reaching that one customer in a PLMish landscape

I’ve attended a lot of engineering software company events over the last 6 weeks or so and find myself wondering: how can these vendors balance serving their long-term core user bases even as their offerings branch out and get more complex? The story gets harder...
Altair scales up with Multiscale Design Systems

Altair scales up with Multiscale Design Systems

Acquisition news continues to roll. Yesterday, Altair announced that it has acquired Multiscale Design Systems, makers of the MDS suite of products that enable modeling, simulation, testing and optimization using multiple spatial and temporal scales. I know, I...
Altair to acquire VisSim for embedded systems design

Altair to acquire VisSim for embedded systems design

Altair today announced that it is acquiring Visual Solutions, makers of the VisSim graphical block diagram language for modeling and simulating complex dynamic systems, including embedded systems. Visual Solutions says it has over 250,000 users worldwide, scientists...
Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

Altair said today that it finally closed the acquisition of EM Software & Systems (EMSS), first announced back in December 2013. I am trying to get details, but suspect roping in the South African company’s distributor offices in the United States, Germany,...
Altair appifies CFD

Altair appifies CFD

We take a break from the streak of earnings and acquisitions to focus on CAE — specifically, CFD. Earlier this year, John Chawner of Pointwise highlighted a survey which found that “58% of engineers aren’t prepared for running CFD. Keeping in mind the...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Happy New Year and welcome back! So much happened as we swapped 2013 calendars for 2014 (and dealt with blizzards, ships stuck in the ice and goodness-knows-what) that we all need a bit of a recap. In no particular order: PTC made the last acquisition in the PLMish...
Altair adds EMSS to its portfolio

Altair adds EMSS to its portfolio

Altair Engineering just announced that it is acquiring EM Software & Systems (EMSS), developer of the FEKO electromagnetic simulation suite. EMSS has actually been around since the 1990s but, as a South African company, has struggled to be known on an...
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