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Siemens buys Infolytica to extend portfolio into low-frequency EM simulation

September 25, 2017
By Siemens

Sep. 25, 2017 – Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Quebec-based Infolytica Corporation, expanding the company’s simulation suite into electromagnetics (EM).

Infolytica describes itself as one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM. Its simulation software is used by manufacturers to predict EM and thermal performance, accelerating the development of solutions for electric and electromagnetic devices such as electric machines – including motors, generators and transformers – as well as sensors, induction heating, MRI and shielding.

The Infolytica business will be incorporated into the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor, a Siemens business. The transaction is expected to close in October.

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 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 inter-operability 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 Division 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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