Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

Sep 18, 2018 | Hot Topics

In transit, so this has to be brief:

Siemens just announced that it is acquiring Lightwork Design — the people you likely know for their gorgeous rendering software, Lightworks. Siemens says that this type of realistic imaging will “help customers address potential product problems early in the lifecycle, saving both time and cost”. Lightworks has application in simulation, marketing, collaboration and other areas and, as such, will not be part of any specific Siemens brands. Siemens intends to put Lightwork Design into its PLM Components business, which includes Parasolid, D-Cubed and Kineo, “where more than 240 companies integrate Siemens PLM Software technology into 350 commercial applications for the benefit of six million end-users”. So there.

No details were announced — but if I learn more, I’ll update.

Cover image is of a tiara from Lightwork Design’s image gallery, here. I’m not a tiara kind of person, but if I were …