Quickie: Altair nabs ElectroFlo CFD for electronics cooling

Feb 21, 2018 | Hot Topics

Altair just announced that it has acquired TES International’s technology and intellectual property and hired founder Ben Zandi to lead its thermal solutions software development efforts. Dr. Zandi founded TES to address electronics cooling and today (yesterday?) the company provides solutions for thermal design and packaging, custom programming, general heat transfer, stress and vibration analysis, and CFD. TES’ main CFD product, ElectroFlo, is an electronics cooling package designed for high power-density applications. According to Altair, ElectroFlo uses coupled thermal/electrical algorithms, improving results accuracy for systems containing wires and traces and can be used to simulate everything from electrical components and printed circuit boards to full systems.

Dr. Zandi is quoted in Altair’s press release as saying that ElectroFlo will be combined with AcuSolve to “provide thermal solutions for applications with complex flow interactions, while coupling with Altair’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) technologies will provide users a broad set of solutions for electronic applications.”

No financial details were announced but since Altair is now publicly traded, we’ll see if their coming Q4 2017 results offers more information.