EarningsDS just announced that it has acquired Safe Technology Ltd., for its fatigue simulation technology, fe-safe.

From the press release, “Safe Technology has been working closely with Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA applications for more than 15 years and in that time has developed cutting edge technology that we deliver to a global customer base. We enjoy significant synergy with Dassault Systèmes business strategy and ethos and as such, we are proud to be joining their operation. Dassault Systèmes is committed to keeping fe-safe at the forefront of fatigue technology as well as to delivering an open solution that supports all the leading FEA solvers,” said John Draper, Founder and CEO, Safe Technology. “Acceleration of product development, integration of fatigue solutions into designer-orientated software tools and a high quality, global support network are critical to our growth plans, and being part of Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA team will enhance our ability to do all three.”

Details were not announced, but the deal closed on August 7 — one has to wonder if DS waited with the press release until the Siemens PLM analyst meeting.

More when there’s time — Siemens PLM CEO Chuck Grindstaff taking the stage to talk about new strategic directions. Important.