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Quickie: ANSYS snaps up Dynardo for PIDO


Quickie: ANSYS snaps up Dynardo for PIDO

Oct 24, 2019 | Hot Topics

ANSYS just announced that it is will acquire long-time partner Dynardo, maker of optiSLang, a process integration and design optimization (PIDO) tool.

I first became aware of Dynardo years ago, when it presented at a conference about the work it was doing in developing optimization algorithms and using sensitivity analysis to interrogate simulation results. ANSYS says that Dynardo products are in use at customers such as Bosch, ZF, Shell, Lufthansa, Infineon and ArianeGroup, and across industries including automotive, aerospace, energy and consumer electronics.

Navin Budhiraja, VP of cloud and platform at ANSYS said, “This acquisition will accelerate ANSYS’ pervasive simulation vision, advance our industry-leading platform and will enable our customers to leverage an open ecosystem approach to connect simulation and optimization throughout their product lifecycle processes.”

For the Dynardo perspective, Johannes Will, managing director and co-founder of Dynardo said, “We are thrilled to become part of the ANSYS family and look forward to enabling a broader set of customers to capitalize on the benefits of enterprise simulation management and to automate simulation and optimization activities across solution areas like autonomous systems, electrification, digital twins and simulation-driven data science.”

Financial details were not disclosed, though ANSYS did say that the addition would have no material impact on its results for 2019 or 2020. ANSYS will announce Q3 results on November 6, so we might learn a bit more then.

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