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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zemax Development Corporation merged with Radiant Imaging, Inc.,

synopsis: Two optical software and test & measurement companies based in Washington state, USA, have merged. The merger is between Redmond, WA-based Radiant Imaging, Inc. and Bellevue, WA-based Zemax Development Corporation.
buyer: Radiant Imaging, Inc.
Radiant Imaging is a provider of light and color measurement systems and services. Radiant's imaging colorimetry systems replicate, quantify, and extend human perception with broad application to lighting and display, R&D, and production process and quality control throughout myriad industries. "
target: Zemax Development Corporation
ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications. ZEMAX leads the industry in technical power, ease of use and proven accuracy.
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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Modelon GmbH

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced its acquisition of Modelon GmbH, expert in “ready-to-experience” content for systems modeling and simulation which are strategic to transform the transportation and mobility industry.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,061.43)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. "
target parent: Modelon AB
target: Modelon GmbH
Modelon GmbH’s proprietary, multi-physics modular and reusable content—based on the Modelica open standard modeling language—brings industries beyond digital mock up to deliver functional mock up, transforming the engineering and experimentation of connected vehicles.
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announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, will acquire Computer Simulation Technology AG

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG, the technology leader in electromagnetic (EM) and electronics simulation, for approximately 220 million euros.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,061.43)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. "
target: Computer Simulation Technology AG
Computer Simulation Technology AG develops and markets high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. CST's success is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface.
price ($mm)
$243
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$52
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closed 4/26/2011 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, purchased COMET Acoustics from Comet Technology Corporation

synopsis: ESI Group has acquired Comet Technology's IP, including it's "COMET Acoustics" software for low frequency noise and vibration modeling. The acquisition will enable ESI and Comet Technology to work together on the development of the next generation of vibro-acoustic solvers.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
seller: Comet Technology Corporation
Comet Technology Corporation's COMET Acoustics software is for low frequency noise and vibration modeling.
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closed 1/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Acusim Software, Inc.

synopsis: Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, has announced it has acquired ACUSIM Software, Inc. (ACUSIM). ACUSIM is a leading developer of massively scalable, high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver solutions.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
With a 25-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair Engineering, Inc. consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. "
target: Acusim Software, Inc.
ACUSIM Software, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced and powerful computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver solutions. AcuSolve™ is a general-purpose, finite-element based flow solver that is highly differentiated by its robustness, fast speed and accuracy.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

DNV GL - Software, acquired ComputIT

synopsis: DNV GL - Software, a leading provider of software for managing risk and improving asset performance, has acquired ComputIT, a specialist company for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and R&D. ComputIT's Kameleon FireEx KFX suite of software tools is an advanced CFD code for flares, gas dispersion, fire and explosion simulation.
buyer parent: DNV GL
buyer: DNV GL - Software
DNV GL - Software is a leading provider of software for managing risk and improving asset performance in the energy, process and maritime industries. Their solutions support a variety of business critical activities including design and engineering, risk assessment, ship management, QHSE, and more. "
target: ComputIT
ComputIT is a specialist independent company for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and R&D. Their Kameleon FireEx KFX suite of software tools, used globally for both design and operational analyses, is an advanced CFD code for flares, gas dispersion, fire and explosion simulation.
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closed 5/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Vela Software, acquired Tecplot, Inc.

synopsis: Tecplot, Inc. announced that it has been acquired by Vela Software. Tecplot is a leading provider of visual data analysis software for engineers and scientists in the aerospace and oil & gas vertical markets.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Vela Software
Vela Software acquires, manages, and builds mission-critical vertical market software companies that are located around the world. They work with their companies to improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and acquire businesses that can strengthen market positioning. "
target: Tecplot, Inc.
Tecplot software empowers engineers and scientists working with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data. Brilliant images and animations can be exported to help you effectively communicate your results to others.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Flowmaster Group

synopsis: Mentor Graphics has acquired the Flowmaster Group, a global leader in 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design. 1D CFD solutions allow for very rapid engineering design of complex fluid flow network systems like water-cooled electronic racks, automotive vehicle thermal management, and aerospace fuel systems.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
target: Flowmaster Group
Flowmaster Group is an international organization with over twenty years experience providing industry leading fluid systems simulation software to the aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, power generation, process, rail and water industries.
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announced 3/6/2020 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Lumerical Inc.

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, will acquire Lumerical Inc., a developer of photonic design and simulation software tools. The acquisition will add best-in-class photonics products to the Ansys multiphysics portfolio, providing customers with a full set of solutions to solve their product challenges.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
Ansys is the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps clients solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Lumerical Inc.
Lumerical is a Canadian developer of photonic simulation software enabling product designers to understand light and predict how it behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems. Lumerical allows scientists to create, test and optimize product designs without crafting physical prototypes.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Optis

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision and physics-based visualization.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. They bring clarity and insight to their customer's most complex design challenges through the broadest portfolio of fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools. "
target: Optis
Headquartered in La Farlède, France, OPTIS develops physics-based software that simulates light and human vision. Other vendors consider the aesthetics of light, but OPTIS bases its solutions on real-world physics to give the most accurate simulation possible.
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closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired XFlow CFD

synopsis: With the acquisition of Next Limit Dynamics, a leader in highly dynamic fluid flow simulation used in aerospace and defense, and other industries, Dassault Systèmes enhances its industry solution experiences for multiphysics simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and strengthens its foothold in the strategic computational fluid dynamics market.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,061.43)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. "
target parent: Next Limit Technologies
target: XFlow CFD
XFlow CFD is a leader in highly dynamic fluid flow simulation used in aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility, high-tech, energy and other industries.
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closed 7/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AVL LIST GmbH, acquired Dacolt International BV

synopsis: Graz-based AVL List GmbH, a high-tech company with operations around the world, has acquired innovative software specialist Dacolt, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. Within the scope of AVL’s Advanced Simulation Technologies, Dacolt will help to create new simulation applications in the field of industrial combustion.
buyer: AVL LIST GmbH
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 8,050 employees all over the world. "
target: Dacolt International BV
Dacolt offers software and services for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling of industrial combustion applications, by providing innovative tools and expertise to support their customers in realising their fuel efficiency and pollutant emissions design goals.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Newmerical Technologies Int.

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired the assets of Newmerical Technologies International (NTI), a premier developer of in-flight icing simulation software and associated design, testing and certification services.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
ANSYS is the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software. ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. "
target: Newmerical Technologies Int.
Montreal-based Newmerical Technologies International (NTI) develops and markets advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and offers flow simulation services in the aerospace, architectural, automotive and marine industries.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire Infolytica Corporation

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation, expanding the company’s simulation suite into electromagnetics (EM). Infolytica was one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$100,350.53)
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis."
target: Infolytica Corporation
Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation is one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide to predict EM and thermal performance.
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closed 6/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired EMSS S.A. Ltd.

synopsis: Altair acquired 100 percent of EM Software & Systems – S.A.(Pty) Ltd and its international distributor offices in the United States, Germany, and China. This development adds the FEKO® solver to theHyperWorks® suite and strengthens the Altair simulation offering in the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries in particular.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. "
target: EMSS S.A. Ltd.
EMSS was founded in 1994 as a company consulting in electromagnetic field analysis and antenna design. Through consulting services EMSS identified the local and international need in the aerospace, naval and automobile industries for the simulation of antennas on electrically large platforms.
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closed 9/6/2011 via Market Wire

MSC.Software Corporation, acquired Free Field Technologies

synopsis: MSC Software Corporation has acquired Free Field Technologies (FFT). Recognized as the leader in the acoustics and NVH simulation software markets, FFT is a global software company providing solutions which address acoustics and NVH engineering challenges in automotive, aerospace, consumer products and a broad range of other industries.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is the worldwide leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. "
target: Free Field Technologies
Founded in 1998, Free Field Technologies develops and supports Actran, a powerful software suite for acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modelling. Actran contains a wide set of acoustic features making it the CAE tool of choice for a diverse range of customers.
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announced 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., will acquire SoilVision

synopsis: Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced the agreement to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc.
Bentley is a leader dedicated to providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling. "
target: SoilVision
Founded in 1997, SoilVision has championed 3D conceptual design and analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, stress/deformation, contaminant transport, thermal flows in saturated/unsaturated soils, and coupled processes for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists.
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closed 5/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired RSoft Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held RSoft Design Group, Inc., a leading provider of photonics design and simulation software headquartered in Ossining, New York.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,399.76)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: RSoft Design Group, Inc.
RSoft Design Group, Inc.'s software is used to design and optimize optical telecommunications components, as well as in the design and simulation of complete optical telecommunication systems and networks.
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announced 5/13/2019 via Company Press Release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, will acquire SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH

synopsis: ZF plans to expand its network of cooperations and investments by acquiring 90 percent of the shares in Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH. SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH provides 2D/3D movement and behavior analysis software. SIMI® has more than 25 years of experience in developing high-end image-based Motion Capture and Analysis software.
buyer: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and transporation start-up companies. "
target: SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH
SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH provides 2D/3D movement and behavior analysis software. SIMI® has more than 25 years of experience in developing high-end image-based Motion Capture and Analysis software.
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closed 3/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Siemens AG, acquired Mentor Graphics Corporation

synopsis: With the recent closing of its acquisition of electronic design automation software leader, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Mentor), Siemens sets out to underscore the significant customer value it envisions for both Electronic Systems and Integrated Circuit design tools. Mentor is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management software business.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$100,350.53)
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis."
target: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies.
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$4,500
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$1,142
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$184
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3.9x
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zemax Development Corporation merged with Radiant Imaging, Inc.,

synopsis: Two optical software and test & measurement companies based in Washington state, USA, have merged. The merger is between Redmond, WA-based Radiant Imaging, Inc. and Bellevue, WA-based Zemax Development Corporation.
buyer: Radiant Imaging, Inc.
Radiant Imaging is a provider of light and color measurement systems and services. Radiant's imaging colorimetry systems replicate, quantify, and extend human perception with broad application to lighting and display, R&D, and production process and quality control throughout myriad industries. "
target: Zemax Development Corporation
ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications. ZEMAX leads the industry in technical power, ease of use and proven accuracy.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zemax Development Corporation merged with Radiant Imaging, Inc.,

synopsis: Two optical software and test & measurement companies based in Washington state, USA, have merged. The merger is between Redmond, WA-based Radiant Imaging, Inc. and Bellevue, WA-based Zemax Development Corporation.
buyer: Radiant Imaging, Inc.
Radiant Imaging is a provider of light and color measurement systems and services. Radiant's imaging colorimetry systems replicate, quantify, and extend human perception with broad application to lighting and display, R&D, and production process and quality control throughout myriad industries. "
target: Zemax Development Corporation
ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications. ZEMAX leads the industry in technical power, ease of use and proven accuracy.
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closed 5/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired RSoft Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held RSoft Design Group, Inc., a leading provider of photonics design and simulation software headquartered in Ossining, New York.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,399.76)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: RSoft Design Group, Inc.
RSoft Design Group, Inc.'s software is used to design and optimize optical telecommunications components, as well as in the design and simulation of complete optical telecommunication systems and networks.
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announced 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, will acquire Austemper Design Sys. Inc.

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin, Texas-based Austemper Design Systems Inc., a startup software company that offers analysis, auto-correction and simulation technology. This technology allows customers to test and harden IC (integrated circuit) designs for functional safety.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
target: Austemper Design Sys. Inc.
Austin-based Austemper Design Systems Inc. is a software company that offers analysis, auto-correction and simulation technology. This technology allows customers to test and harden IC (integrated circuit) designs for functional safety in applications such as automotive and industrial systems.
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closed 8/31/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Lam Research Corporation, acquired Coventor Inc.

synopsis: Lam Research Corporation, a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
buyer: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX:$8,013.62)
Lam Research Corp. is a trusted global supplier of innovative semiconductor manufacturing equipment and services to the world’s leading chipmakers. "
target: Coventor Inc.
Coventor, Inc. is a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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closed 3/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Siemens AG, acquired Mentor Graphics Corporation

synopsis: With the recent closing of its acquisition of electronic design automation software leader, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Mentor), Siemens sets out to underscore the significant customer value it envisions for both Electronic Systems and Integrated Circuit design tools. Mentor is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management software business.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$100,350.53)
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis."
target: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies.
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$4,500
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$1,142
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$184
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired PRESTO Software

synopsis: ESI, a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services, has acquired PRESTO Software from Amoeba Technologies, Inc. PRESTO software offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concern for the electronics industry.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing. ESI helps industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products. "
target: PRESTO Software
‘PRESTO’ software from AMOEBA offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concerns for the electronics industry.
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closed 4/29/2013 via BusinessWire

Rudolph Technologies, Inc., acquired Tamar Technology

synopsis: Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced that it has purchased selected assets, including a strong patent portfolio, relating to metrology capability from Tamar Technology. The acquisition will allow the company to address the emerging need for fast, precise 3D measurement capabilities in the rapidly-growing advanced packaging market sector.
buyer: Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC:$218.49)
Rudolph Technologies is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of high-performance process control metrology, defect inspection and data analysis systems used by semiconductor device manufacturers. "
target: Tamar Technology
Tamar Technology, based in Newbury Park, California, is a precision metrology company specializing in systems for the semiconductor, hard disk drive and medical device industries. Tamar Technology supplies hardware and software for original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
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closed 1/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Allpoint Systems LLC

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, has completed the acquisition of technology and a development team from Allpoint Systems LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based developer of software and solutions for collecting and processing LiDAR (laser) point cloud data.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,424.50)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: Allpoint Systems LLC
Allpoint Systems, LLC is a software and data processing company that offers solutions to anyone who collects or processes LiDAR (laser) data. Founder Aaron Morris, a Carnegie Mellon University Robotics PhD, developed Allpoint’s core technology.
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closed 10/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Polliwog Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics industry.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: Polliwog Co. Ltd.
Established in 2000, Polliwog has provided the global electronics industry with unique sets of Electronic Design Automation software allowing the users to efficiently verify and evaluate their product designs. They are based in South Korea.
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announced 11/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire Solido Design Automation Inc.

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Saskatoon, Canada-based Solido Design Automation Inc., a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies worldwide.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$100,350.53)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. "
target: Solido Design Automation Inc.
Solido Design Automation Inc. is a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to technology companies worldwide, enabling them to design, verify, and manufacture more competitive products than ever before.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Nimbic, Inc

synopsis: Mentor Graphics announced that it has acquired Nimbic, a leading provider of Maxwell-accurate, 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation solutions. Nimbic's high-performance high-end simulation capability and ability to accurately calculate complex electromagnetic fields will expand and strengthen Mentor's chip-package-board simulation portfolio.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
target: Nimbic, Inc
Nimbic is a leading provider of Maxwell-accurate, 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation solutions. Nimbic's nWave 3D field solver enables signal integrity, power integrity and EMI analysis for chip-package-board design.
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closed 10/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Extreme DA Corp.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, has completed the acquisition of Extreme DA™, a privately held company that develops software to improve integrated circuit design performance, power consumption and manufacturing yields.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,399.76)
Synopsys, Inc. is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market. "
target: Extreme DA Corp.
Extreme DA is a privately held electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on variation-aware parametric yield analysis, optimization, and specification sign-off of integrated circuit (IC) designs before transfer to manufacturing.
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closed 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

EMA Design Automation, Inc., acquired DesignAdvance

synopsis: EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced that it has acquired DesignAdvance and all of its intellectual property.
buyer: EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation offers leading product development solutions including electronic design automation tools, a complete range of product lifecycle management systems, consulting services, training, and technical support. "
target: DesignAdvance
DesignAdvance Systems Inc. develops innovative electronic design software tools that reduce the amount of time it takes to design electrical and mechanical products.
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closed 5/24/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired MODELiiS

synopsis: Altair, a company focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance, has acquired MODELiiS, a supplier of electronic design automation software for circuit modeling, system design and simulation tools based in Grenoble, France.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. "
target parent: EASii IC
target: MODELiiS
MODELiiS is a supplier of electronic design automation software for circuit modeling, system design and simulation tools based in Grenoble, France. Their main products simulate C code behavior for various chips and include a very high-performance SPICE circuit simulator.
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closed 9/12/2012 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired OpenFOAM

synopsis: ESI Group announced the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., the leader in the Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamics software segment, from SGI, the trusted leader in Technical Computing. ESI Group consequently becomes the owner of the OpenFOAM® trademark, widely recognized in automotive, energy, aerospace and other industry sectors.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
target parent: SGI
target: OpenFOAM
OpenCFD is the leader in open source CFD software and has a large, active user base across commercial engineering, science and the public sector. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
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$2.71
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closed 8/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SGI, acquired OpenFOAM

synopsis: SGI, a trusted leader in technical computing, announced that it has completed the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., the leader in open source computational fluid dynamics. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
buyer: SGI (SGI:$532.93)
SGI (Silicon Graphics International) a trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. It provides solutions for a wide range of industries including: Government, Financial Services, and more. "
target: OpenFOAM
OpenCFD is the leader in open source CFD software and has a large, active user base across commercial engineering, science and the public sector. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

ESRI, acquired Procedural Inc.

synopsis: Esri has acquired Procedural, one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Urban planners, architects, video game developers, and movie studios around the world use Procedural's CityEngine product to create 3D cities at any resolution.
buyer: ESRI
The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide. Esri applications provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. "
target: Procedural Inc.
Procedural, Inc. is one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Procedural was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. With CityEngine, Procedural Inc.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Moka, acquired GetFocus

synopsis: Moka, a provider of end-to-end POS and payment solutions in Indonesia, has acquired GetFocus, an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. GetFocus' solution provides accurate indoor insights and location analytics that can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
buyer: Moka
Moka provides an end-to-end POS and payment solution that caters to small and medium businesses in Indonesia. The service includes an Android/iOS app used by store cashiers and a web back-office that allows store owners to access data such as sales reports, inventory, and customer feedback. "
target: GetFocus
GetFocus is an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. Their SDK can easily integrate into apps and provides developers with accurate indoor insights. Their location analytics can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

ARANZ Geo Limited, acquired 3point Science, Inc.

synopsis: ARANZ Geo Limited, a world leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data has acquired 3point Science based in Calgary, Canada. 3point Science, a specialist in cloud solutions and highly engaging 3D data visualisation, will become an independent ARANZ Geo development team.
buyer: ARANZ Geo Limited
ARANZ Geo products and services harness information to extract value, bring meaning and reduce risk. Their solutions turn complex data into geological understanding, provide timely insight and give decision makers confidence. ARANZ Geo serves the resources, energy and environmental industries. "
target: 3point Science, Inc.
3point Science believes they should use human-centered design to create engagement tools that let the learner create and control their own, unique learning experience. These tools are simple to use while conveying complex concepts. They make it about the subject not the software.
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announced 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

DTN, will acquire Weather Decision Technologies

synopsis: DTN announced that it will acquire Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., a company that provides organizations with actionable weather analytics and decision support. Hazardous weather detection, prediction, and decision analytics are available via APIs and GIS layers, as well as WDT’s leading risk mitigation SaaS platform, WeatherOps®.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
Customer-centric and employee-driven, DTN provides products and services to empower agriculture, oil & gas, trading, and weather-sensitive industries. They are always striving to help their customers make better business decisions through continuous, leading-edge innovation. "
target: Weather Decision Technologies
Weather Decision Technologies provides organizations with actionable weather analytics and decision support. Hazardous weather detection, prediction, and decision analytics are available via APIs and GIS layers, as well as WDT’s leading risk mitigation SaaS platform, WeatherOps®.
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cancelled 3/31/2011 via Capital IQ

Halliburton Company, cancelled an acquisition of Tierra Geophysical, LLC

synopsis: Halliburton Company Cancelled the Acquisition of Tierra Geophysical, LLC.
buyer: Halliburton Company (HAL:$0.00)
Halliburton serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. "
target: Tierra Geophysical, LLC
Tierra Geophysical, LLC develops 3D seismic modeling software and services. It offers 3D wave equation modeling software solution; and TierraRTM Reverse Time Migration software solution that leverages FD propagators to deliver RTM algorithms. The company also provides modeling services.
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