Gamma Technologies acquires to add power converter tech to GT-SUITE

Jul 1, 2021 | Hot Topics

CAE consolidation continues — and it isn’t just at the big-company level. Gamma Technologies (GT) just announced that it has acquired Power Design Technologies SAS (PDT), maker of the PowerForge SaaS solution for power converter design. You might not recognize the GT name but are likely to know its GT-SUITE, for multi-physics CAE simulation. A lot of auto industry players use GT-SUITE for powertrain and controls simulation.

GT’s press release says that “PowerForge complements and extends GT’s product and technology portfolio … [with] a built-in database of semiconductor devices, a fast solver and a multi-parameter benchmarking utility, PowerForge empowers engineers with the ability to predictively select and compare various power converter topologies, material technologies (e.g. SiC, GaN) and modulation strategies, to deliver the optimum solution in terms of power loss, electrical waveforms, size, weight and cost … With PowerForge, GT-SUITE’s capabilities now span the predictive simulation of battery, motors and power electronics within its unified multi-physics and multi-scale environment”.

Dimple Shah, CEO of Gamma Technologies, added that “[w]e continue to invest and expand GT-SUITE to meet the emerging needs of a rapidly transforming industry that has set aggressive goals towards a more sustainable future. The talented PDT team has built a visionary product that, together with GT-SUITE, offers state of the art technologies to address the critical systems of electrified mobility applications. On behalf of the GT user community, we welcome PDT to join us in our exciting journey ahead.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.