Industrial giant Siemens says it will acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corp., 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 to predict EM and thermal performance.
The Infolytica business will be incorporated into the Mechanical Analysis Div. of Mentor, a Siemens business. The addition of Infolytica enhances Siemens’ Simcenter portfolio for simulation and test, which covers mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics and electromagnetic simulations. Infolytica’s products are widely used in the design of high-performance electromechanical products across industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, electrical appliances, medical equipment, heavy industry and power generation.
“From our inception we were always dedicated to providing leading software solutions for the engineering community,” said Professor David Lowther, CEO and co-founder of Infolytica. “We offer high-powered 3D electromagnetic simulation including interoperability to other analysis packages and CAD, plus our MotorSolve product is a unique motor and drive design application. We are joining forces with a PLM market leader in Siemens to access new technologies, resources and market opportunities.”
“We have been a close partner with Infolytica for a number of years and share their
vision for best-in-class engineering simulation,” said Roland Feldhinkel, general
manager of the Mechanical Analysis Div. of Mentor, a Siemens business. “Infolytica brings domain expertise and state-of-the-art electromagnetic simulation to Siemens. It is a perfect fit for Siemens’ and Mentor‘s combined strategy of providing full-physics and integrated engineering solutions. We especially look forward to those combined offerings in electromagnetics and thermal engineering for electrification of transportation and autonomous vehicles.”
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